TARA MASON

Former Secretary-Treasurer Being Sued By White Earth Reservation Business Committee

Mason is among 15 candidates running for tribal chairperson

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION, MN — White Earth Reservation Business Committee is suing Tara Mason in tribal court. Court documents accuse the former Secretary-Treasurer of misappropriation of tribal funds for the failed Star Lake Casino project. Mason is accused of creating a non-tribal owned entity to pay $3.3 million for land with tribal funds. The lawsuit says the title for the property…

Former White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Running For Tribal Chairperson

Tara Mason is among 15 candidates running for the position

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION, MN — The woman involved in at-times heated debates at the White Earth Tribal Council is now running to become tribal chairperson. Former White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason is among 15 candidates running for the position in a special primary election on June 4. The winner will serve the remaining term of Chairman Terry Tibbets who passed away…

Tribal Leaders Claim They Have Been Threatened On White Earth Reservation

Secretary-Treasurer Alan Roy says he and his family have been threatened by four men

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — White Earth Reservation Business Committee members say they have received threats since being seated earlier this year. Secretary-Treasurer Alan Roy says he and his family have been threatened by four men. One of the men, Michael Keezer, has been charged with felony terroristic threats by the Mahnomen County attorney. He claims another man harassed his wife and…

Secretary-Treasurer Censured Over Financial Issues Loses Election

White Earth Reservation Voters Picked Leonard "Alan" Roy Over Tara Mason

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION, Minn. — The woman at the center of a censure vote on the White Earth Reservation has been voted out of office. Tara Mason was defeated for Secretary-Treasurer by Leonard “Alan” Roy. Roy got 1,134 votes to Mason’s 1,082. Mason had feuded with the tribal chairman Terry Tibbetts for months over financial issues. Both filed charges against…

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Exonerates Chairman, Censures Secretary Treasurer

there were tense moments during the meeting when the results came out

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — People started yelling profane things to members of the White Earth Reservation executive committee at a meeting. They were up in arms over the exoneration of the committee’s chairman Terry Tibbetts and the censure of its secretary-treasurer Tara Mason. “It got a little feisty. People that are siding with her weren’t very happy so you know there’s…

Chairman Calls For Censure Of White Earth Nation Secretary-Treasurer

Tara Mason Has 45 Days To Prepare Response

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Chairman wants to censure the Secretary-Treasurer. Chairman Terry Tibbetts made the motion on Thursday during the Tribal Executive Committee meeting. Tibbets accuses Tara Mason of five counts of tribal constitution violations including her dealings with the controversial Star Lake casino project, tribal courts and others. Mason has 45 days to prepare a response. A…