Red Eagle loses bid to avert, delay removal trial

Chief John Red Eagle. Photo by Louise Red Corn/Bigheart Times

Chief John Red Eagle. Photo by Louise Red Corn/Bigheart Times

The Osage Nation Supreme Court rejected Principal Chief John Red Eagle’s constitutional challenge to the tribe’s removal procedures Thursday, allowing the tribe’s first impeachment trial to proceed on Monday as scheduled. On Friday, the court also denied Red Eagle’s request to delay the trial until March 30, saying the chief had had enough to top prepare for the case. Filed in November, Red Eagle’s lawsuit maintained that the tribe’s

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