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Cherokee Nation leadership election set for Saturday


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are set to decide who will be their principal chief, deputy principal chief, and eight tribal council seats.

The tribe will vote Saturday, the Journal Record reported. The Tulsa Regional Chamber is intently watching the election since they consider the tribe a beneficial economic development ally.

One tribal council seat is for an at-large position, which represents Cherokee citizens who reside outside of the Cherokee Nation's 14-county jurisdiction, which includes residents in Oklahoma City.

More than 74,000 citizens are registered to...

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