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Blackfeet Tribal Business Council

Feds find major problems in Blackfeet court system

HELENA — Federal officials have threatened to cut off funding to the Blackfeet courts after finding unqualified and unvetted judges, prosecutors and staff running an unstable system that denies due process to those who appear before it and is overly influenced by tribal leaders.

June 05, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…
Blackfeet judge issues arrest warrant for senator

Blackfeet judge issues arrest warrant for senator

HELENA — A Blackfeet judge has issued an arrest warrant for a state senator and tribal leader for not paying his fine for a conviction on obstruction and drunken-driving charges for fleeing a traffic stop on the northwestern Montana reservation a year ago.

May 09, 2014 3:28 pmLoading…
Blackfeet tribal chairman suspends 2 councilmen

Blackfeet tribal chairman suspends 2 councilmen

KALISPELL — The chairman of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council suspended two councilmen - a state senator who faces a DUI charge and another on allegations of improper conduct on a recent trip to Washington, D.C. - after the business council did not act on his request for a formal vote on…

October 17, 2013 2:58 pmLoading…

Opponents seek ouster of Blackfeet council

An opposition group pushed for the ouster of Blackfeet Tribal Business Council members Tuesday during a rally outside the tribal offices that attendees said led to at least six arrests.

September 03, 2013 5:34 pmLoading…

Blackfeet cancel leases near Chief Mountain

GREAT FALLS — Blackfeet officials say oil-and-gas leases near a mountain that is sacred to the tribe have been canceled.

August 15, 2013 10:58 amLoading…

Feds probe $9M Blackfeet childrens program

HELENA — A federal investigation is underway into allegations of mismanagement and misspending by the managers of a now-defunct Blackfeet tribal program for troubled youth that received $9.6 million in federal grants over six years.

August 04, 2013 10:15 amLoading…

Blackfeet arrest man critical of tribal council

KALISPELL — Blackfeet authorities have arrested a tribal member who has been critical of the tribe's governing council, accusing him of violating a law that protects council members from threats, slanderous material or misleading information.

July 16, 2013 5:25 pmLoading…
3 ex-leaders of Blackfeet indicted over hunts

3 ex-leaders of Blackfeet indicted over hunts

GREAT FALLS — Three Blackfeet tribal leaders were indicted Tuesday on charges they held illegal big-game hunts for a film crew and country music stars including Josh Thompson and Justin Moore, but supporters say the accusations stem from an internal tribal power struggle.

January 08, 2013 1:19 pm Related Loading…

Blackfeet tribal councilman removed from office

GREAT FALLS — The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to remove councilman Jay St. Goddard from office.

June 19, 2012 7:32 amLoading…

Blackfeet tribal councilman removed from office

GREAT FALLS — The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to remove councilman Jay St. Goddard from office.

June 18, 2012 4:12 pmLoading…
Chairman of Blackfeet Nation resigns

Chairman of Blackfeet Nation resigns

HELENA — The chairman of the Blackfeet Nation has resigned about midway through his two-year-term, citing ongoing disputes with the tribe's governing body.

August 12, 2011 9:30 pmLoading…

Blackfeet tribal casino goes smoke free

GREAT FALLS — Blackfeet tribal officials want to make sure the tribe's indoor smoking ban is enforced at a tribally owned casino.

May 10, 2011 8:55 am Related Loading…

Tribal officials urge panel to fund programs vital for struggling Native American citizens

HELENA — Tribal officials from across Montana came to Helena this week to urge a legislative budget panel to restore full funding for human-service programs, saying the programs are vital for Indian families struggling to get by.

February 16, 2011 7:34 pmLoading…

Tribe approves law enforcement plan

BROWNING — The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has approved a resolution to take over its own law enforcement responsibilities.

December 05, 2009 10:00 pmLoading…

Browning High School gets $20,000 donation for gym

BROWNING - The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California has donated $20,000 to help Browning High School in northwest Montana complete work on a gym.

October 03, 2009 10:30 pmLoading…

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