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Delegates at the White Earth Constitutional Convention vote on a motion to revise a clause in the constitution. The constitution was ratified Saturday by a 16-8 vote.

Some shout rejection of tribal process for new constitution

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MAHNOMEN, Minn. - Not everyone at the White Earth constitutional convention celebrated the ratification of the new governing document Saturday at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen.


Passed by a 16-8 margin, with 15 delegates missing, there were some who thought the process was rushed.

In addition, there were boos and chant of "power grab" by some in the audience during the ratification process, which was conducted by secret ballot.

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