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Omak members to help select new tribal council member


Meeting last Friday, the Colville Business Council unanimously decided to give the voting members of the Omak District two weeks to work on developing recommendations to present to the Council for filling the recently vacated Council position in that district, the Colville Tribes announced Tuesday.

“The membership came forward with ideas, and was heard. The (Colville Business) Council fully supports the desire of the District to thoughtfully deliberate the best way to fill the vacant position in a way that suits and honors the voting members of that District,” said Chairman Michael Finley.

The vacancy, created when Omak councilman and tribal vice-chairman Ernest “Sneena” Brooks III resigned last week following his arrest on a rape charge in Idaho.

The vacancy must be filled by the Colville Business Council in accordance with the Tribal Constitution.

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