Osage Nation Chief Counters Legislative Accusations

Oct 31, 2013

The Osage Nation principal chief is firing back at allegations made by a tribal congressional committee, which has recommended his ouster.

Osage Chief John Red Eagle
Credit Louise Red Corn / Bigheart Times

Osage Principal Chief John Red Eagle filed a three-page response Wednesday to a report filed earlier in the week by the Osage Congress' Select Committee of Inquiry.

The committee's report found enough evidence to support allegations against Red Eagle on charges including malfeasance in office, disregard of constitutional duties and oath of office and abuse of the government process. It recommended Red Eagle be removed from office.

According to The Journal Record, Red Eagle's response says the panel's action was an overreach of power. He says one allegation was nothing more than a disagreement between branches of government.

The Osage Congress convenes Nov. 14 to consider the report.