LAME DEER- The president of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, L. Jace Killsback, announced he’s resigning his office as of Friday.
In a Tuesday letter, Killsback wrote that months of clashes with the tribe’s legislative branch led to his decision, but he emphasized he was not giving up on the tribe or its leadership.
“Rather, I am stepping aside so that another person can take the position as President to accomplish the goals of the people,” Killsback wrote.
Last October, Killsback was removed from office as president by the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council after a year, even though he claimed the council had no authority to do so. He won his seat back in a special election in January, only to see the losing candidate, Donna Fisher, file a lawsuit challenging the outcome.
Killsback eventually took office again in February.
Read Killsback’s resignation letter here.