Paskenta Band tribal election to be held tomorrow to determine rightful council

Sep 12, 2014 6:41 PM by Brian Johnson

The Paskenta band of Nomlaki Indians will hold a tribal council election tomorrow.

It follows months of turmoil between opposing factions after 70-some tribal members were ousted from the tribe in April.

Since then, there have been wars of words and confrontations between armed guards on each side.

The election is something Tribal Chair Andy Freeman sees as a step in the direction of resolution.

The tribal Vice Chair expects many of the tribe's 216 voting members to cast their vote at the Corning Senior Center (10am-5pm).

"Our tribal members just want peace, they just want peace," said Vice Chairwoman Latisha Miller. "They want their tribe back. They want their voices to be heard finally and that's what's going to happen."


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