Sit-in at Kickapoo tribal headquarters enters its fifth day

Monday, December 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A sit-in at Kickapoo Indian tribal headquarters moved into its fifth day Tuesday as 10 women from the tribe continued to press their claims that funds were misused and an election was mishandled.

The women barricaded themselves inside the headquarters in McLoud on Friday. They were unarmed.

Tribal police officials have said they have no immediate plans to remove the women, but that they could eventually be charged with trespassing.

The protesters object to an election board ruling. The ruling threw out the results of a recall election that would have removed tribal chairman Tony Salazar from office.

They also claim profits from an Indian casino were misused.