Our Opinion: ‘Yes’ vote good for White Earth
It’s about time.
We’re glad to see White Earth tribal members on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to embrace a new constitution that will serve the reservation much better than the old one.
Implemented more than 70 years ago, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe’s constitution is seriously outdated, referring to the tribal council as a “business committee,” for example, and including none of the checks and balances necessary to prevent abuses of power.
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