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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 implementing agency on behalf of India shall be the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD-GOI) while on behalf of the Government of Lesotho, the implementing agency shall be the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship (MoLGC-COL).
Tshekedi is represented as the old guard, bitterly disliked because of the belief that his opposition to Seretse's marriage was derived from his coveting of the chieftainship and resented because of the taxes and work he had imposed on the Bangwato.
Mizo Uprising: A significant event in the history of Chieftainship in Mizoram.
He was HSA president, a member of the Kainai Chieftainship, and was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1984.
At that time, he rescinded his claim to chieftainship and returned to Bechunaland.
During the condominium period, chieftainship among the Dinka became more secular and political.
Others submitted "claims for chieftainship," (43) claims that were then processed within the NAD on the basis of customary law and the official ethnographic record.
Taking the border area between China and Vietnam as a case study, she describes Zhuang tusi, hereditary chieftainship, in Guangxi as a mixture of Chinese agency and non-Chinese polity.
so that the chieftainship falls onto one of their family.