Tribe holds reorganization

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SWEARING IN–The KBIC tribal council conducted its annual reorganization meeting Saturday, Jan, 9, 2016. Three incumbents, l-r, Susan LaFernier, Warren “Chris” Swartz, Jennifer Misegan, and one new member–Fred Dakota, r, were sworn in by council secretary Toni Minton, far left.


by Chris Ford
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Tribal Council President Warren “Chris” Swartz, and the rest of the council’s executive council, were reappointed for another year at the group’s Jan. 9, 2016, regular council meeting. For the first time in recent memory, there were no challenges for the various executive council seats although there was a change in who filled them. Swartz remains at his post as does Jennifer Misegan as vice-president. For the past year, councilwomen Toni Minton and Susan LaFernier served as secretary and assistant secretary respectively. At Saturday’s meeting, the two switched positions. Swartz explained this was done as LaFernier works in the tribal center while Minton does not. The move was made to facilitate council business as it is easier for LaFernier to directly deal with any issues that may arise. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.