It's been five days since the violence erupted at The Chukchansi Indian Reservation Headquarters. Three people were injured in the conflict and a cooling off period was issued. But that ends Monday and a resolution is still nowhere in sight.
Morris Reid said, "we just can't keep doing these things and there's no outcome."
Reid has been at odds with the tribal government since December. He said his seat and 3 others were denied after winning an election. His supporters joined him Sunday afternoon in Clovis to figure out how to move forward.
Tribal leaders held their own meeting on Saturday, announcing a new election for one vacated seat. Chairman Reggie Lewis released the following statement. "Once the new election is complete, we will move forward with a new tribal council member and hopefully into a brighter chapter for the Chukchansi people."
Reid doesn't trust those words and neither does Dora Jones. She's been on the tribal council for years and says the new election is a power move.
"They have no intention of seating us on that council. They're going to remove us because that election on Saturday is for one person only," she said.
Jones and Reid are hoping The Bureau of Indian Affairs will step in before the election. Meanwhile, they are planning to hold another meeting on Saturday at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst.