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Gerald May Sworn in as Red Lake Hereditary Chief


September 15, 2022

New Red Lake Hereditary Chief Gerald May

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians now is back to its usual seven hereditary Chiefs with the swearing in of Chief Gerald May. The swearing in took place at the Red Lake Tribal Council's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Seven Clans Event Center in Red Lake. May takes the place of Chief Darwin Sumner who resigned earlier this year.

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Seven Hereditary Chiefs are descendants from those who negotiated the 1889 Land Agreement, and serve for life in an advisory capacity to the Tribal Council.

Chief Gerald May joins other Hereditary Chiefs Greeting Spears, Jr., Gerald Spears, Henry Sutton, James Loud, Arlan Jourdain, Sr., and Dan King.

Red Lake Hereditary Chiefs, left to right; James Loud, Dan King, Arlan Jourdain, Greeting Spears, Gerald May, Gerald Spears, and Henry Sutton


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