Seneca-Cayuga Nation Ordered To Conduct Another Council Election

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The Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma is dealing with an internal leadership dispute, The Tulsa World reports.

The tribe was scheduled to hold an election during a general council meeting on June 4. But Chief William Fisher called off the meeting because he said “disruptors” were creating an “increasingly hostile” environment.

“Chief Fisher was forced to adjourn the meeting when the disruptors refused to come to order as requested, thereby making business impossible to conduct,” a letter signed by the business committee reads.

The judge also invalidated an attempt to disenroll Fisher and other tribal leaders, the paper said. The new election is to be held on or near July 23.