Posted: Oct 30, 2013 4:30 AMUpdated: Oct 30, 2013 4:32 AM
Chief Removal Hearing Scheduled
At the end of the Osage Nation’s Congresses 8th Special Session, members of the Select Committee of Inquiry urged members to move forward in voting to sign a petition to call for a special session for the removal of Principal Chief John Red Eagle. According to the Select Committee’s report, the investigation was conducted in a fair and honest manner and that the committee was unanimous in its opinion on which of the 15 allegations had sufficient evidence to move forward on. Of the original 15 allegations all but six have been dropped.
According to a prepared statement, if the Osage Nation Congress proceeds to a removal trial, Chief Red Eagle along with his legal counsel will have the opportunity to present a legal defense, call witnesses, cross-examine witnesses and submit their own evidence. The Osage Nation Congress has scheduled its ninth special session to consider a motion on whether a removal trial should be held for Chief Red Eagle beginning Thursday November 14th.
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