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Crow chair says removal petition not valid

Posted at 7:45 PM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:50:33-04

The Crow Tribal Chair says an attempt to remove him from office is not in line with the tribe’s constitution.

A petition letter was sent to the Crow Tribal secretary to remove Chairman Alvin Not Afraid, Jr. and Secretary R. Knute Old Crow.

Vice Chair Carlson Goes Ahead and Vice Secretary Shawn Backbone drafted and signed the letter, dated Jan. 3, 2019.

According to a news release, the Crow Tribe’s legal counsel advises the letter does not comply with the constitution.

Not Afraid also says the letter does not have specific allegations.

“I am an administrator of due process,” Not Afraid said. “I have no problem with anybody trying to attempt any action. The issue I have with it, is the implementations they’re trying to press are not valid. Just like in a court setting, there’s evidence, different exhibits that demonstrate say, foul play and so forth. But in this case it’s not. It’s just a letter addressed for recall.”

Not Afraid says removal from office will not be scheduled at the general counsel meeting on January 19.

We left messages but have not heard back from either Goes Ahead or Backbone.