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Ken Blatt St. Marks Wins Chairmanship

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First the Chippewa Cree yesterday voted for a Chairman after Ken Blatt St. Marks was removed four months ago. Amidst the controversy that surrounded St. Marks's removal, nothing changed in leadership. After the chippewa cree voters made their decision St. Marks won the election for tribal Chairmanship and is now set to return to the position. Tribe officials say St. Marks garnered 453 votes in yesterday's election that had six total candidates. Chippewa Cree tribal business committee member Ricky Morsette was second with 315 votes. Morsette's group was the one that relieved St. Marks of his duties in March after accusing him of neglect of duty and gross misconduct. Those allegations were disputed and st. Marks says he was targeted for his reported cooperation in a Federal investigation on the Rocky Boy's Reservation.St. Marks also won after an attempt to remove him from the ballot was made back in May.

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