KBIC reorganizes; seats new president, two contested seats

CASTING BALLOTS–Many ballots were cast during the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Tribal Council Reorganization meeting this past weekend, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, as the seat for Vice President was tied 6 to 6 the first four casts of the ballot with the fifth round going to Toni Minton over Rodney Loonsfoot in a vote of 7 to 4 with one member abstaining.

by Melissa Newland
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Tribal Council Reorganizational meeting was held this past weekend, with four elected members and Associate Judge from the  December General Election sworn in, a new Tribal President seated, and two council seats being contested with tied votes. The Reorganizational meeting was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2023, at the Ojibwa Casino Conference Room in Baraga starting at 9 a.m. During approval of the agenda, council member Rodney Loonsfoot asked to add an item to the agenda which included council doing a roll call vote instead of the traditional ballot vote. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.