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Tribes demand accountability from National Congress of American Indians


October 8, 2018

More tribes are demanding accountability and transparency from the National Congress of American Indians in the wake of sexual harassment scandal that has already cost a senior attorney his job.

As the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization observes a major milestone this month, the turmoil is affecting another high-ranking official. Leaders from two tribes have submitted a pair of resolutions, calling for the organization to suspend its executive director, Jacqueline Pata, pending the completion of an independent investigation into her handling of complaints against John Dossett, the ousted staffer.


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