The Fort Belknap Indian Community Council wishes to reassure the people and visitors of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation that we, as a council, condemn the recent actions that led up to the Nov. 15 discovery of the brutal homicide in Billings. The actions of the depraved individual or individuals who took the life of a community member were shocking and horrific.

The Fort Belknap Indian Council has continually taken a strong stance on hate or racially motivated acts and/or any acts of hate and violence against our people regardless of the location of such violent act, either within or without the exterior boundaries of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

The FBIC Council wants to reassure the general public that we will continue to do all that we can to protect and advocate for the personal safety of our community members while traveling both within and outside the exterior boundaries of the Fort Belknap Indian Community.

Andrew R. Werk Jr.

president

Fort Belknap Indian Community Council

Editor’s note: This letter refers to the death of Myron Wesley Knight, 41, whose body was found near 32nd Street West and Gabel Road. The Yellowstone County coroner confirmed that the man had been beaten and his body had been decapitated.

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