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Lawsuit challenges Leech Lake chairman; Criminal history status resolved by Tribal Council resolution

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On Friday, several Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe members served a lawsuit in Leech Lake Tribal Court challenging the legality of Chairman George Goggleye's term of office.

On Nov. 22, an election amended the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Constitution to bar anyone convicted of a felony from seeking election. The amendment took effect Jan. 1.

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