Opinion

Editorial: Cherokee Nation moving forward with new chief





"The election for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation is over β€” finally.

Incumbent Chad Smith has exhausted a final appeal and conceded the election to challenger Bill John Baker.

Baker was sworn in last week, but he will have a more formal inauguration celebration Nov. 6.

Baker defeated Smith 10,703 to 9,128, with nearly 54 percent of the vote.

An Atlanta nonprofit organization praised Cherokee Nation election officials for their handling of the special election."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Cherokees can heal, move forward (The Muskogee Phoenix 10/23)

Also Today:
Baker forming leadership team (The Tahlequah Daily Press 10/24)

Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Decisions:
Vann v. Salazar (October 11, 2011)
Cherokee Nation Registrar v. Nash (August 22, 2011)

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