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Chieftainship acted to contrast the former kind of state, not the latter, which was yet to appear on the American horizon.
People who have been chosen to be part of the Chieftainship are non-tribal members who have contributed something significant to the Kainai Nation or to society in general.
The breakdown of authority in Traveller to the East occurs in "the days when there was no strong chieftainship, when the tribes still ate each other" (Traveller 1).
The MoU was signed between Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Minister of Local Self Government and Chieftainship, Government of Lesotho, Dr Pontso'Matumelo Sekatle.
The jewels in this case were clearly symbols of chieftainship for archaic Japanese.
Since members of the American espionage agencies, government officials of the Puppet Administration and enemies of the Afghan people and Jihad have ensconced themselves in the so-called Peace Council and are trying to pave the way for the prolongation of the American occupation by cashing in on the name of Jihad, religion and tribal chieftainship,; wants to prevent Mujahideen from waging Jihad against the invaders and are urging the Afghan Mujahid people to accept American slavery and surrender, therefore, members of the Council can be target of the Mujahideen attacks during the operations as, in view of their role, they are considered official members of the ranks of the enemy.
Her succession * to a traditionally male chieftainship was only publicly challenged in 2003, when party politics came into play.
Mixing the indigenous chieftainship and the Catholic ritual kinship, the contemporary patronage found in this frontier region is regarded as a creolized cultural system (the padrino system) (2) Informants point out that the padrino is a system which characterizes its historical and institutional characteristics.
A man was only what he saw of himself in others, and an intimation came to me of chieftainship in that island.
Buthelezi, who has been active in South African politics for decades, holds a Zulu chieftainship, and the party is largely Zulu in membership.
He discovers that his eldest son, Falakhe, is about to marry an Indian woman and therefore decides to leave the chieftainship to his second son, Sabelo.
In considering the significance of Terminus's imitation chieftainship, we may usefully turn toward Robert Miles and Malcolm Brown's explanation that the colonial class's "creation of African chiefs" was a major strategy by which Europeans appropriated African lands (125).