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Blackfeet Tribal Chief recovering from illness

GREAT FALLS — The chief of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana is recovering from illness and likely will be released from a Great Falls hospital before the weekend.

January 01, 2015 2:29 pm(0)

Interior says Chippewa Cree wrong to fire leader

The U.S. Interior Department has ruled that the Chippewa Cree Business Committee violated federal whistleblower laws when it terminated Ken Blatt St. Marks as its chairman.

December 23, 2014 7:15 am(0)
DOJ says Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

DOJ says Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug.

December 11, 2014 4:50 pm(0)

Tribal members funneled cash from lending company

HELENA — The Chippewa Cree tribe’s former health director and two former leaders of a tribe-owned online payday loan company secretly received more than a third of the revenues of the company that has made $25 million since 2011, new court documents revealed.

September 08, 2014 7:00 pm(0)

Guest opinion: S.D. candidates must pay attention to Native American vote

During the past few years I have encouraged Native American tribal governments to move their elections to coincide with the national elections in November.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: Charismatic ISIS terrorist operates like mobster

WASHINGTON — A glimpse of the passionate loyalty inspired by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the insurgent group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, comes in a recent video made by a 20-year-old Muslim recruit from the British city of Cardiff, Wales.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: Obama must act now to start stabilizing Iraq

WASHINGTON — What would an effective, quick response to the catastrophic civil wars in Iraq and Syria look like? Sometimes in foreign policy, as in sports, it can be useful to visualize the right technique and then hit the ball.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Guest opinion: American Indians still struggle 90 years after citizenship

Ninety years ago, the U.S. Congress granted American Indians the ironic right to become citizens of their own land.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: Gangs take over in Iraq's never-ending war

AMMAN, Jordan — Iraq appears to be slipping back into civil war, and Sheik Zaydan Aljabiri, one of the political leaders of the Sunni insurgent group known as the Tribal Revolutionaries, seems confident that his side is winning.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am(0)
Charges dropped, tribal leader returns to duties

Charges dropped, tribal leader returns to duties

HELENA — A Chippewa Cree tribal council member has returned to his position after federal prosecutors dropped embezzlement charges against him.

September 09, 2013 11:15 am(0)

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 pm(0)

Chippewa Cree chairman suspended by council for misconduct

HAVRE — The Chippewa Cree's governing council has suspended the tribe's chairman on allegations of neglect and misconduct, but Ken St. Marks says the body took action against him because of his cooperation with a federal corruption investigation.

March 18, 2013 11:24 am(1)
Tester-Rehberg race Montana's top story of 2012

Tester-Rehberg race Montana's top story of 2012

HELENA — The $47 million U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehberg was Montana's top news story of 2012, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of state editors.

December 30, 2012 12:15 am Related (4)

Russell Means, Indian activist, actor, dies at 72

Russell Means, a former American Indian Movement activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, reveled in stirring up attention and appeared in several Hollywood films, has died. He was 72.

October 22, 2012 9:28 am(32)

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