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North Dakota man dies in crash near Lame Deer

A 21-year-old New Town, N.D., man died Saturday morning on Highway 4 near Lame Deer when his 2009 Dodge pickup rolled. 

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Human remains found on Crow Reservation sent to FBI lab

Federal officials are continuing their investigation into human remains found earlier this month on the Crow Reservation. 

July 24, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…

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.

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Tester, Walsh call for investigation of local IHS

Tester, Walsh call for investigation of local IHS

The Billings Area Indian Health Service is coming under increased scrutiny, with U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh requesting that the Government Accountability Office conduct a formal investigation of the federal agency.

May 02, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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IHS director resigns, citing 'great' challenges within the federal agency

IHS director resigns, citing 'great' challenges within the federal agency

Less than 18 months after being named director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service, a frustrated and emotional Anna Whiting-Sorrell has resigned, saying the challenges the federal agency faces are “great.”

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Job-seekers stream into Hardin prison

Job-seekers stream into Hardin prison

HARDIN — Doyle Jones brought 200 blank applications for job-seekers at the Two Rivers Detention Facility.

April 16, 2014 4:40 pm Photos

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Louisiana corrections firm says it will operate treatment center in Hardin jail

Louisiana corrections firm says it will operate treatment center in Hardin jail

A Louisiana corrections company plans a job fair April 16 at the Two Rivers Detention Facility in Hardin in an effort to find up to 115 employees to operate a therapeutic treatment center for Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates, beginning as early as May 15.

April 10, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Leachman sues BIA officials over horse seizure, sale

Leachman sues BIA officials over horse seizure, sale

Billings livestock breeder James Leachman is suing federal Bureau of Indian Affairs officials over the seizure and sale of more than 800 horses he owned, claiming his rights were violated.

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FBI investigates infant's death on Wind River Indian Reservation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Fremont County Coroner in an investigation into the death of an infant on the Wind River Indian Reservation, the FBI reported Monday.

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Tribal commission seeks to improve legal system in Indian Country

CASPER, Wyo. — Anthony Herrera was in handcuffs after tribal law enforcement busted him in 2011 with large quantities of marijuana on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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'Without a mom': Lame Deer family still waiting for cause of death

'Without a mom': Lame Deer family still waiting for cause of death

LAME DEER — Malinda Harris Limberhand paused and the crowded house went quiet, except for the sound of her grandson, 18-month-old Jeremiah Harris, chattering and playing close by.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New one-year federal budget deal left counties in the lurch

With 333,580 acres of federal land in Custer County, the U.S. government is a very large landowner, and quite possibly a major freeloader of local government services if Congress opts not to chip in this year.

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3 men found dead in submerged car in Big Horn County; alcohol a factor

Three men were found dead in Big Horn County after the car they were in was located submerged in water off Highway 313 on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

October 08, 2013 10:24 pm

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes could feel effects of government shutdown later in month

PABLO – Services available to its members through the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won’t be impacted by the federal government shutdown – not this week, anyway, according to CSKT spokesman Rob McDonald.

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Shutdown quickly felt by programs that help domestic, sex assault victims

Shutdown quickly felt by programs that help domestic, sex assault victims

Add Montana sexual and domestic violence shelters to the list of services vulnerable to the federal government shutdown.

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Government shutdown's hit magnified for tribes

American Indian tribes have more than access to national parks on the line with the government shutdown, as federal funding has been cut off for crucial services including foster care payments, nutrition programs and financial assistance for the needy.

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Leachman appealing horse abuse sentence to state supreme court

Billings livestock breeder James Leachman is appealing the jail sentence he received for abusing his horses to the Montana Supreme Court.

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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…
Hundreds rally in Lame Deer for justice for homicide victims

Hundreds rally in Lame Deer for justice for homicide victims

LAME DEER — What began with the unsolved death of 21-year-old Hanna Harris near here earlier this summer culminated Monday with as many as 200 people marching through town demanding justice for the victims of unsolved murders on American Indian reservations across the country.

August 12, 2013 6:10 pm Video Photos

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Justice for Hanna Harris march

Justice for Hanna Harris march

Nearly 200 Northern Cheyenne tribal members joined Malinda Harris Limberhand on Monday as she organized a march for her daughter Hanna, age 21, who was found dead outside Lame Deer in July. Limberhand says the current tribal justice system is broken and wants more action from tribal official…

August 12, 2013 3:48 pmLoading…

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