HEAR: Tribal Meeting in Mahnomen gets "feisty"

HEAR: Tribal Meeting in Mahnomen gets "feisty" Click to Enlarge

MAHNOMEN (KBRF) - A tribal meeting in Mahnomen briefly got out of control yesterday…

The squabble happened during a Minnesota Chippewa Tribes Executive Committee meeting at the Shooting Star Casino. Some members of the audience were angry White Earth Tribal secretary-treasurer Tara Mason was censured by the committee…

White Earth Tribal spokesman Gary Padro says Mason and Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbets had filed charges against each other. Mason accused Tibbetts of not handling tribal affairs properly, neglect of his duties, and violating the laws of the tribe. Tibbetts accused her of violating laws of the Tribe. While Mason was censured, Tibbets was exonerated of any wrong-doing during yesterday's meeting. The executive committee must now "officially" notify White Earth leaders of its decision and the tribe then has 30 days to call for Mason's removal or hold a recall election.

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