Removal hearing approved for Osage Nation chief


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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 11/15/2013 7:26 pm Published: 11/15/2013 5:25 pm


More than 16,000 members of the Osage Nation just found out their chief may lose his job.

FOX23 learned the Osage Nation's Congress voted to go forward with a removal trial for Principal Chief John Red Eagle.

This follows a two-month investigation into allegations the chief abused his power.

FOX23 learned sources went to Osage Nation Congress with 15 allegations against Red Eagle.

The Congress then requested the nation's Supreme Court to appoint a five-person committee to hear the claims.

The chief's in-house attorney, Terry Mason Moore, said the chief has not had a fair chance to defend himself.

"No matter who is the subject of a removal trial or a removal process, whether it's an elected official or an appointed official, everyone should have the right to due process," he said.

A trial date has not been set. Principal Chief John Red Eagle's term ends next June.


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Lah kota - 12/4/2013 4:30 PM
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With all humbleness and due respect... The name congress is part of a physical government... The tribal government is a spiritual government that provides physical management, however should never take the name or ways of the physical governments... The spiritual ways are different... We should see the Chief not like a president... The Chief is our brother, father, son and our spirits are one... When the Chief has a problem that one can see, one must figure how to help the Chief with the problem... That is why Wah Kon Tah(Wahkontanka) put us around the Chief... The Osage even sees other living beings as brother... What is seen in a physical government is somewhat of an illusion.... It is the spiritual governments and people that really understand and take care of this world and should do so without the requirement for credit... There are many Sky People upon the earth and we must remember how important it is to be little.... Creating a tribal congress versus a tribal council was a sign that something was wrong... The bible eludes to this however can be found other places and many first nation people should be able to realize this intuitively also... The congress is Caesar's government. The tribal government is God's government... You are rendering to God those things of Caesar... So now like the physical congress you want to impeach the Chief... Matthew 22:20-22 King James Version (KJV) 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? 21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. And yes... Jesus was one of the Sky People....
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