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Incumbents ousted in Northern Cheyenne Tribe primary election


LAME DEER, Mont. –– Experienced tribal leaders did well at the polls in the October 6, 2016 primary election for tribal council positions at Northern Cheyenne.

Of the 16 candidates advancing to the general election in November, nine have held office in previous years. The two top current incumbents, tribal president Llevando “Cowboy” Fisher and Vice-President Winfield Russell, however did not win their re-election bids.

Out of a field of eleven candidates for tribal president, veteran tribal politicians L. Jace Killsback and Tracy Robinson were separated by only 2 votes as the top vote getters who will advance to the general election in November, Killsback winning 248 votes as compared to Robinson’s 246.


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