The Fargo (N.D.) Forum reported Friday that Means, who ran unsuccessfully for the tribal presidency, is suing to stop the Oglala Sioux tribe from swearing in Cecilia Fire Thunder, a 58-year-old grandmother.
Fire Thunder became the tribe's first official woman leader when she beat out the American Indian activist 2,222 votes to 1,711 in the Nov. 2 election on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
According to a lawsuit Means filed in U.S. District Court this week, Fire Thunder never should have been a candidate because she lives outside the reservation's boundaries in the town of Martin.
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