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FDL band members start new petition

Following the Reservation Business Committee's dismissal of the Article X petition filed against RBC District 1 Representative Vanessa Northrup, a new petition is making the rounds.

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Following the Reservation Business Committee’s dismissal of the Article X petition filed against RBC District 1 Representative Vanessa Northrup, a new petition is making the rounds.

According to a public notice on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa website, the RBC voted 3-2 to dismiss the petition because it was filed more than 90 days after the date of the first signature. The new petition will again ask for Northrup’s dismissal for reasons of “malfeasance in the handling of tribal affairs by taking a check intended for a reservation project and signing and depositing it in her personal account.” Pending successful completion of a diversion program, criminal charges against Northrup will be dismissed.

Petition spokesperson Bryan Bosto said they started gathering signatures Sunday. They have 90 days to gather at least 204 signatures from resident band members who are eligible to vote.

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