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Tribe asks for new BIA superintendent


September 24, 2020

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is asking the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to give it a new agency superintendent following a unanimous vote from Tribal Council Sept. 3.

The body passed a resolution - submitted and later ratified by Principal Chief Richard Sneed - that asks the BIA to reassign Superintendent William McKee Jr. to a different agency and bring a new superintendent to Cherokee.

"The resolution reiterates a long train of grievances that we've had," Sneed told Council. "The federal government does have a trust responsibility to the tribe, which is carried out first and foremost through the Bureau of Indian Affairs through their agency superintendent. We have been experiencing these issues for at least as long as I've been in the executive branch."


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