Alaskan Tribe Asks Court To Settle Leadership Dispute

Law360, New York (April 22, 2015, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Leaders of an Alaskan Native tribe situated on the Bering Sea coast are asking a federal court to halt three members of the Newtok Traditional Council from misrepresenting themselves as members of the tribe's legitimate tribal governing body, according to a complaint filed on Tuesday.

Newtok Village and the Newtok Village Council are asking the court for an injunction that would prohibit Andy T. Patrick, Joseph Tommy and Stanley Tom from telling any federal, state or private agency that they are the rightful leaders of the tribe, as well as an order for them to turn over certain financial records and...

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