Sault Tribe Chairman Darwin ‘Joe’ McCoy resigns

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (AP) May 2011

Darwin “Joe” McCoy has resigned as chairman of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

WLUC-TV reports McCoy informed the Tribe’s board of directors last week.

He gave no specific reason for his decision to resign other than saying there were circumstances beyond his control.   

McCoy has served as the elected leader of the 39,000-member Tribe for nearly three years.

Board Vice Chair Lana Causley will serve as interim chair of the Tribe until a successor is appointed or elected.

The Sault Tribe is based in Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.