cecilia.jpgThe Washington Post reports that Oglala Sioux president Cecilia Fire Thunder was fired by the Tribal Council June 29 as a direct result of her threat to open an abortion mill on the reservation should the South Dakota ban take effect. Fire Thunder did so without conferring with the Council. The Council replaced her with Alex White Plume.
A source on the reservation, Leon M., who also gets the hat tip, told me the council’s action “was unbelievable but a powerful statement to the world.”
Leon also corrected the Post on the vote tally: “One Councilman showed up late and voted no to impeach, but his vote was not recognized and, therefore, the vote was 9 to 4 for impeachment.”
[Photo courtesy of the Washington Post]

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