Creek National Council Considers 'No Confidence' Resolution On Chief

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 1:37 pm
By: News On 6

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation national council has scheduled an emergency meeting Thursday evening in Okmulgee. 

The only item on the agenda is a resolution expressing "no confidence" in the tribe's Principal Chief George Tiger. 

The council voted unanimously last week to ask Tiger to resign after a deal they said he made behind their backs that would've allowed another tribe to build a casino in Creek territory.

On March 13, George Tiger issued a statement saying the deal he had made with the Kialegee Tribal Town was never a secret.

"I can state categorically that I have acted at all times in accordance with our constitution and the best interests of ALL Creek citizens," Tiger stated in his statement.

3/13/2015 Related Story: Creek Chief Releases Statement, Says Kialegee Deal Was Not Secret

Thursday's emergency meeting is scheduled to begin at the conclusion of a meeting of the council's Business, Finance and Justice committee. That meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, a petition filed with the Creek Nation Election Board began circulating calling for Tiger's impeachment.  

3/18/2015 Related Story: Muscogee (Creek) Citizens Circulating Petition To Impeach Chief