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Chief re-elected at Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation

Band members went to the polls for the second time this year and re-elected Chief Roger Redman.
Band members went to the polls for the second time this year and re-elected Chief Roger Redman. File / Global News

REGINA – Roger Redman has once again been elected chief of the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Saskatchewan.

Redman was impeached by the band senate in March, with Roberta Soo-Oyewaste winning a March 16th election of new chief and council.

Redman and the old council refused to recognize the new members, and a deal was struck where Soo-Oyewaste relinquished her claim to being band chief after Redman agreed to move up the date of the next election.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation gave Redman its annual award for wasteful use of tax money earlier this year, claiming he took home more after-tax income last year than Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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