Politics

Shinnecock Nation chooses four members for council of trustees






Dancers at a Shinnecock Nation powwow. Photo: Alane Golden

Voters of the Shinnecock Nation elected four members to the tribe's council of trustees.

According to news reports, Charles Smith II, Randy King, Dan Collins Sr. and Terrell Terry were the top vote-getters in the election, which took place on Tuesday. Smith and King are former members of the council while Collins and Terry are incumbents.

The winning candidates will join three other members of the council. Elections take place every year.

The tribe's reservation is located on the far east end of Long Island in New York. The tribe's federal recognition was finalized in October 2010.

Read More on the Story:
Shinnecocks Hold Tribal Leadership Election, Return King To Power But Deny Gumbs (The Southampton Press 4/4)
Shinnecock Indian Nation elects 4 to 7-member council of trustees (Newsday 4/4)

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