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Roy sworn in as tribal secretary-treasurer

Leonard “Alan” Roy was sworn in as the new White Earth Reservation Secretary-Treasurer on Tuesday at the White Earth Reservation Business Committee headquarters. From left are District I Representative elect Raymond Auginaush Sr., Secretary-Treasurer Leonard “Alan” Roy, Chairman Terry Tibbetts, Leonard P. Roy, Chief Operations Officer Ron Valiant, and District III Representative Umsy Tibbetts.

Leonard "Alan" Roy was sworn in Tuesday as the new White Earth Reservation secretary-treasurer during an outdoor ceremony held at the White Earth Reservation Business Committee (Tribal Council) headquarters. Administering the oath was Roy's father, Leonard P. Roy.

Roy defeated incumbent Tara Mason, 1,134 votes to 1,082 votes, in the White Earth Reservation General Election held June 12.

After being sworn in, Roy stated the White Earth Reservation Business Committee (RBC) is a government in transition and key leadership positions, including the executive director, will be filled in the next several months.

Roy also took a moment to inform the crowd of supporters, family, and staff that the RBC had appointed White Earth enrollee Ron Valiant as the chief operating officer that morning.

Roy encouraged White Earth tribal members to apply for these leadership positions as the jobs are posted.

During the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe's Tribal Executive Committee session held Monday, July 9 at Boise Forte Reservation in northeast Minnesota, Roy was sworn in by White Earth Reservation Chairman Terry Tibbetts. The TEC is composed of the chairman and secretary-treasurer from each of the six member bands. The committee has four quarterly meetings each year.