Nine Challengers for Fond du Lac Tribal Chairperson Seat

By KBJR News 1

February 10, 2012 Updated Feb 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Diver—who is the first woman to lead the band's Reservation Business Committee—has held the position of chairwoman since February of 2007.

Previous to her position as chairwoman, Diver had served as director of special projects for the reservation for three years.

Among those vying for the position of tribal chairperson is formal tribal chairman Peter Defoe, who stepped down as chairman in September of 2006 for undisclosed reasons.

Diver may face some of her stiffest competition from Defoe, who served alongside former tribal chairman Robert "Sonny" Peacock during one of the most significant growth periods the Fond du Lac Reservation has seen.