Willie Sharp Jr
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.
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.
BROWNING — Federal officers, including from the Department of Homeland Security, entered a northern Montana Indian tribe's headquarters to remove three councilors at the center of a factional impasse.
GREAT FALLS — The Blackfeet tribe’s chairman has reinstated two tribal council members after suspending two others, the latest round of turmoil in what has been a tumultuous year for the leadership of the northwestern Montana tribe.
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…
KALISPELL — Six people who were arrested during a protest against the Blackfeet tribal government are charged with assault and other disorderly conduct charges.
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.
HELENA — The chairman of the Blackfeet Indian tribe says the U.S. attorney for Montana broke the trust of the tribe when he decided to prosecute a tribal council member and state senator accused of fleeing a traffic stop on the reservation.
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.
HELENA — A suspended member of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council sued Wednesday to be reinstated, escalating an intra-tribal power struggle that has left a five-member faction to rule the governing body since August.
HELENA — A power struggle that has splintered the Blackfeet Indians' governing council and divided the tribe is moving beyond the reservation's boundaries.
GREAT FALLS - Less than a week after the chairman of the Blackfeet Nation resigned, citing disputes with the tribe's governing body, the Tribal Business Council has filled the post.
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.
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.