OST President Survives Impeachment Vote Posted by John Axtell Date: September 15, 2020 812 Views An overwhelming majority of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted Monday to impeach tribal President Julian Bear Runner, but the 11-5 margin was 3 votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed. Five members of the tribal council did not vote. The council ordered Monday’s impeachment hearing after a father accused Bear Runner of sexually assaulting his teenage son. At the hearing, the alleged victim said President Bear Runner began a relationship with him when he was 17 and that the relationship turned sexual after his 18th birthday. Bear Runner emphatically denied the allegations, calling them completely false.