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Tribe removes rep due to constitutional violation

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe representative Ronald Rosseau was removed following assault conviction

In a historic move, a Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe representative has been removed from tribal office for violating the tribal constitution.

Ronald Rosseau, 35, was removed from his position as a District 6 representative after being convicted in tribal court of elderly abuse and aggravated assault. Rosseau was found guilty of both charges and is awaiting sentences. Rosseau faces a sentence of up to one year in jail.

Article IV Section 2 of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's constitution states that any council member convicted in Federal, State or Tribal court may be removed from council following a two-thirds vote.


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