Chukchansi Tribe schedules election for three council positions

A view of the Picayune Rancheria in California. Photo by Native American Law Students Association - Suffolk University Law School

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California is holding an election on Saturday.

Three council seats are up for grabs, The Sierra Star reports. Twenty candidates -- including three incumbents -- are in the running, the paper said.

The tribe has gone through turmoil in recent years but has attempted to put its leadership disputes to rest by agreeing to hold elections. Another vote for the other four seats on the council will take place next year, The Sierra Star reports.

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