A federal judge has issued a civil fraud judgment against a former chairman of Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Tribe who authorities said lied to claim money in a discrimination settlement.
By the time Election Day rolls around next month, Marci McLean has a pair of lofty goals in mind: She wants to see 55 percent participation rates among Native American voters living in targeted precincts, and she wants to register 2,000 new Native American voters.
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.
GREAT FALLS — Blackfeet voters apparently fed up with the division among their tribal council members have ousted three of four incumbents in this week's primary elections.
GREAT FALLS — A federal jury convicted a consultant for the Blackfeet Indian tribe of more than two dozen charges after prosecutors said he provided kickbacks to tribal leaders in a scheme to defraud a $9.3 million mental health program.
HELENA — Tribal law enforcement officers Friday arrested a state senator and Blackfeet leader accused of not complying with the terms of a plea agreement for drunken driving, a charge he has called false and politically motivated.
HELENA — Toting the bloody heart of a bison wrapped in a plastic bag, a Blackfoot tribal member came to the governor’s office Tuesday to speak out against the killing of pregnant female bison by the Nez Perce Tribe from Idaho.
HELENA — A trial is set to begin Tuesday in Great Falls for a former Oklahoma State University professor accused of helping embezzle federal money from a Blackfeet program for troubled youth.
GREAT FALLS — Three people pleaded guilty Friday to charges filed in the defrauding of a federally funded program meant to help Blackfeet Indian youth.
GREAT FALLS — The former director of a federally funded aid program on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $300,000 from the program to fund her gambling.
BROWNING — A state senator and Blackfeet tribal council member plans to ask a judge to drop federal drunken-driving and obstruction charges against him now that he has pleaded guilty to similar charges in tribal court.
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…
Blackfeet soldier died of illness, original report of explosion erroneous
HELENA — The FBI has stepped in to lead the investigation into a state senator and Blackfeet tribal leader accused of fleeing an officer who suspected him of drunken driving, according to new court documents.
HELENA — Three former Blackfeet tribal leaders pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges they held illegal big-game hunts for country musicians participating in an outdoors television show on the northwestern Montana reservation.
GREAT FALLS -- A debate over whether to expand the eligibility requirements to enroll as a Blackfeet tribal member is dividing the northwestern Montana reservation.
BROWNING – On a recent flight over Divide Mountain, a snow-marbled peak that straddles the border between the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park, Lori New Breast crossed her fingers.
GREAT FALLS — Wildlife officials with the Blackfeet Tribe were working Wednesday to capture any grizzly bears responsible for killing six yearling steers on a ranch about 40 miles north of Browning.
PABLO - Melody Sure Chief is like many tribal prosecutors in that the 51-year-old grandmother of 18 has no law degree and all of her courtroom experience comes from two decades working her way up as a clerk, public defender and finally a prosecutor.
GREAT FALLS — The Blackfeet Tribe plans to build a grocery store in Browning to create competition in the grocery market.