FORT TOTTEN, N.D. (AP) _ Roger Yankton Sr. has been ousted as Spirit Lake Nation tribal chairman.
Tribal members voted 284-145 Monday to recall the chairman. The assembly was called by Vice Chairman Joel Redfox following certification of a recall petition presented by tribal members who oppose Yankton.
Members nominated three men to replace Yankton _ tribal college administrator Russ McDonald, Phillip (Skip) Longie Sr., and Robert Thompson Jr.
Tribal members who wanted Yankon out of the office accused him of failing to provide effective day-to-day leadership, of corruption and of using intimidating tactics against critics.
Yankton declined comment to the Herald before the meeting.
Fifteen Bureau of Indian Affairs officers are providing security at the school in Fort Totten