Prairie Island Indian Community Elects New Tribal Council; Four Current Members Reelected

Nov 15, 1999, 00:00 ET from Prairie Island Indian Community

    PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Four of the five Tribal
 Council members from the Prairie Island Indian Community were reelected Friday
 to a second two-year term.  The Tribal Council is the governing body of the
 more than 500-member Prairie Island Indian Community.
     President Audrey Kohnen, Vice President Noah White Jr., Secretary Darrell
 Campbell and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Lu Taylor will remain on the
 Council.  Doreen Hagen will replace Ron Johnson, who chose not run for a
 second term.  The new Tribal Council will be sworn in and select officers on
 Dec. 12.
     "We're honored that the people have asked us to continue serving the
 Community," said Audrey Kohnen.  "We have important work to continue,
 including addressing the serious and ongoing health and safety threat we face
 from NSP's nuclear power plant and nuclear waste storage site."
     The election was held Nov. 12.  Voter turnout was strong with nearly 85
 percent of the 283 eligible voters casting ballots; the names of 12 candidates
 appeared on the ballot.
                                 Final Results
     Tribal Council Candidates       Votes
     Audrey Kohnen                    125
     Noah White Jr.                   121
     Darrell Campbell                 121
     Doreen Hagen                     108
     Lu Taylor                        107
     The Prairie Island Indian Community is a federally recognized sovereign
 Indian nation, located in southeastern Minnesota.

SOURCE Prairie Island Indian Community