Council Member Ousted From Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

The Sitka tribe of Alaska’s tribal council has ousted one of their members. George Paul has been removed from the council. Five members found Paul guilty of neglect of duty and gross misconduct after a deliberating a lengthy closed session last Wednesday night.

Paul, along with three other council members, walked out of that executive session and the rest of the meeting, upset that the discussion of Paul’s removal was being done out of public view.

As KCAW’s Ed Ronco reports, Paul’s removal is effective immediately, but the debate surrounding it is far from over.

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