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Northern Cheyenne complete 400-mile relay honoring ancestors

Northern Cheyenne complete 400-mile relay honoring ancestors

LAME DEER — The cold burn of winter stung the knuckles of Davinia Rodriguez’ right hand as she clutched the Morning Star flag and raced for a highway reflector some 20 yards ahead.

January 14, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Fort Robinson Outbreak Run

Fort Robinson Outbreak Run

Dozens of Northern Cheyenne youth take part in the annual Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run, a relay from Nebraska to Busby, Mont.

January 14, 2015 4:14 pm Photos

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Runners wait for the next team

Runners wait for the next team

Runners wait for the next team carrying the Morning Star flag and the staff as the Fort Robinson Breakout Run heads west on U.S. Highway 212 between Ashland and Lame Deer on Wednesday.

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Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff as the Fort Robinson Breakout Run heads west on U.S. Highway 212 between Ashland and Lame Deer on Wednesday.

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Runners pass the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners pass the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners pass the Morning Star flag and the staff to the next relay team as the Fort Robinson Breakout Run heads west on U.S. Highway 212 between Ashland and Lame Deer on Wednesday.

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Lynette Two Bulls, right, and Francine Spang-Willis

Lynette Two Bulls, right, and Francine Spang-Willis

Lynette Two Bulls, right, and Francine Spang-Willis take photos as a pair of runners from the Fort Robinson Breakout Run pass them on U.S. Highway 212 west of Ashland on Wednesday.

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Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff as the Fort Robinson Breakout Run heads west on U.S. Highway 212 between Ashland and Lame Deer on Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 4:09 pmLoading…
Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff as the Fort Robinson Breakout Run heads west on U.S. Highway 212 between Ashland and Lame Deer on Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 4:08 pmLoading…
Shanae Seminole, Elrena Whitedirt and Milo Roundstone

Shanae Seminole, Elrena Whitedirt and Milo Roundstone

From right, Shanae Seminole, Elrena Whitedirt and Milo Roundstone cheer on the Fort Robinson Breakout Run runners as they head west on U.S. Highway 212 towards Busby on Wednesday.

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Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff

Runners carry the Morning Star flag and the staff as the Fort Robinson Breakout Run heads west on U.S. Highway 212 between Ashland and Lame Deer on Wednesday.

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Court: Tribal convictions might not stand

HELENA — Federal prosecutors can't always use past tribal court convictions as proof of a defendant's criminal history, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found in a Montana case.

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Lummi Nation Totem Pole Visits Billings

Lummi Nation Totem Pole Visits Billings

Members of the Lummi tribe brought a totem pole to Riverfront Park on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness about a proposed deep-water coal port near the Cherry Point refinery in Washington state.

August 24, 2014 7:50 pm Photos

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Jewell James speaks

Jewell James speaks

Head carver for the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation Jewell James speaks to the crowd Sunday during the Lummi Totem Pole Journey stop at Riverfront Park.

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Cyrell Haugen, 2, practices on the drum

Cyrell Haugen, 2, practices on the drum

Cyrell Haugen, 2, practices playing the drum with other members of a Northern Cheyenne drum circle Sunday during the Lummi Totem Pole Journey stop at Riverfront Park.

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Lummi Totem Pole

Lummi Totem Pole

Members of the Lummi tribe brought a totem pole to Riverfront Park Sunday afternoon to raise awareness about a proposed deep-water coal port near the Cherry Point refinery in Washington State.

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Lummi Totem Pole

Lummi Totem Pole

Members of the Lummi tribe Jewell James, left, and Douglas James, right, brought a totem pole to Riverfront Park Sunday afternoon to raise awareness about a proposed deep-water coal port near the Cherry Point refinery in Washington State.

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Douglas James plays the drum and sings

Douglas James plays the drum and sings

Douglas James beats a drum and sings a special song Sunday during the Lummi Totem Pole Journey stop at Riverfront Park.

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Alaina Buffalo Spirit speaks

Alaina Buffalo Spirit speaks

Alaina Buffalo Spirit, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, speaks to the crowd and thanks the Lummi tribe for visiting Billings with their totem pole at Riverfront Park.

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Henry Kaline blesses his daughter

Henry Kaline blesses his daughter

Henry Kaline wafts sage smoke onto his daughter Trinity Kaline, 9 months, to bless her Sunday during the Lummi Totem Pole Journey stop at Riverfront Park.

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N. Cheyenne Boys, Girls Club marks anniversary with parade, dancing

N. Cheyenne Boys, Girls Club marks anniversary with parade, dancing

^pLAME DEER — Their jingle dresses chiming on every rhythmic step, sisters Kamrynn and Kiara Sooktis led the tribe in an important celebration.

June 30, 2014 4:10 pm Photos

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