Chukchansi tribal feud appears to be over


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A squad of Madera County Sheriff's Deputies has been guarding the complex since violence erupted there last week.

Two factions of the casino- owning tribe are fighting over the results of an election and changes in tribal membership rules.

One side is hoping a new election will solve the problem.

Nancy Ayalam, Tribal Vice-Chair said, "There's an election on Saturday for one seat and we'll continue to move forward and follow our laws, that is what this is about, an election dispute."

But members of an opposing faction say the coming election is a sham. They're asking the federal government to intervene.

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