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Waiting too long for response on Shoshone tribal recall petition

Feb 27, 2014 - Inga Sogope, Helen Grace Ward, Fort Washakie


To all enrolled members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe 18 years of age and older,

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I am writing this letter to inform my Shoshone People that I have turned the proper paperwork into the Shoshone Secretary office to place three (3) agenda items at the Shoshone General Council meeting scheduled for Saturday March 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. The three items with the EST-Resolutions attached are as follows:

1. Reaffirm EST Resolution 1988-6298 amended by EST Resolution 1990-6488

2. Involvement of the Shoshone Business Council & SBC Actions regarding the EST Election Ordinance Resolution 2007-9862 set by General Council Dec. 15, 2007

3. Rescind EST 2011-10345; Office of the Attorney General's (OAG's) involvement with the election ordinance or EST elections.

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is a resolution tribe. General Council is the supreme body to make sure these resolutions are being followed to the fullest. If there are any questions or actions to the resolutions, it is to be done in the EST duly called General Council meetings.

The SBC has authority to do the day-to-day business only, and they do have the duty to call for a General Council. A screening process for these items can be an option for the SBC, but these resolutions have been in effect and already enacted and set by General Council. Upon submitting the above GC items the EST resolutions were attached.

On Oct. 12, 2012, the SBC had an election judge recall action toward me. The SBC never completed the due process (Resolution 2007-9862, section 1200) for elected officials by a Special General Council.

I have been waiting for a Special General Council for one year and four months to respond to the recall petition.

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