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Cd'A Tribe Elects New Tribal Council

PLUMMER, Idaho - Ernie Stensgar and John Abraham received the most votes in
Saturday's tribal council election, earning them each three-year terms
on the council.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe Chairman Chief Allan, who has been Chairman since
2005, was unanimously reappointed Chairman Monday morning by the
seven-person council.

Ernie Stensgar was reappointed Vice Chairman on Monday. He has served on
the tribal council for 30 years.

Abraham, who is a member of the Tribe's Warrior's Society, is the
Tribe's Land Services Manager. He received his Masters of Business
Administration in 2011. A longtime employee of the tribe, he also
received a bachelor's degree in management from Lewis-Clark State
College.

Abraham has six children, 15 grandchildren and lives in Plummer. Abraham
replaces Roberta Juneau, who did not seek re-election.

Norma Jean "Jeanie" Louie remains Secretary/Treasurer. Tribal Council
seats are staggered three year terms. The Council votes annually to
select a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer.

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