The Eastern Shoshone Tribe's General Council has dismissed two elected tribal officials.

The general council on Saturday voted to remove Wes Martel and Ivan Posey from the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's Business Council. The general council also voted to remove Kimberly Varilek as Eastern Shoshone attorney general.

The general council is a quorum of enrolled tribal members and has the last word on tribal matters.

Business Council Chairman Darwin St. Clair Jr. said the dismissals have stifled tribal government.

Tribal law states the business council must have a quorum of four people to vote. With one seat empty already empty because of the death of a sitting councilman and the two dismissals on Saturday, St. Clair said the three remaining members can't act on anything.

(6) comments

Sassy
Sassy

They can't even get along among themselves......

SofaSpud
SofaSpud

That's an ignorant comment. This is politics. Maybe you should look at how the governor handled the Cindy Hill issue before you start making comments about "them".

Sassy
Sassy

I doubt this is all about politics- Please explain spud...

Hill Town Trader
Hill Town Trader

Removing any elected official before the end of their term is pretty radical. Does anyone know what the issue was that radicalized the 75 people who came to the meeting and voted them out?

The Evergreen College scam just blew up, but I don't' know if that was the basis of this radical act.

LVHS77
LVHS77

That is just the tip of the corruption iceberg that is sinking the tribes, and will destroy Fremont County.

Hill Town Trader
Hill Town Trader

Didn't the Wyoming Legislature just throw out the elected Education head?

Isn't Casper's city counsel in some sort of legal dust up with one of its members, trying to throw him out?

Seem to me the Shoshone are just indulging in standard Wyoming politics.

But I am still curious about wish issue set off this particular action.

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