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3 Blackfeet council members ousted in primary

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.

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Blackfeet judge issues arrest warrant for senator

Blackfeet judge issues arrest warrant for senator

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.

May 09, 2014 3:28 pmLoading…

Federal officers remove 3 Blackfeet tribal councilors

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.

November 10, 2013 1:50 pmLoading…
Blackfeet chairman reinstates 2 council members

Blackfeet chairman reinstates 2 council members

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.

October 22, 2013 1:11 pmLoading…
Blackfeet tribal chairman suspends 2 councilmen

Blackfeet tribal chairman suspends 2 councilmen

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…

October 17, 2013 2:58 pmLoading…

Blackfeet protesters charged in tribal court

KALISPELL — Six people who were arrested during a protest against the Blackfeet tribal government are charged with assault and other disorderly conduct charges.

September 06, 2013 2:21 pmLoading…

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…
Blackfeet chairman says Cotter broke tribe's trust

Blackfeet chairman says Cotter broke tribe's trust

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.

September 02, 2013 8:20 am Photos

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Feds probe $9M Blackfeet childrens program

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.

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Suspended Blackfeet leader sues for reinstatement

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.

January 16, 2013 3:28 pmLoading…
Blackfeet infighting spills into Capitol, court

Blackfeet infighting spills into Capitol, court

HELENA — A power struggle that has splintered the Blackfeet Indians' governing council and divided the tribe is moving beyond the reservation's boundaries.

January 09, 2013 12:37 pm Photos

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TJ Show elected chairman of Blackfeet Nation

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.

August 17, 2011 9:58 pmLoading…
Chairman of Blackfeet Nation resigns

Chairman of Blackfeet Nation resigns

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.

August 12, 2011 9:30 pmLoading…

Tribal officials urge panel to fund programs vital for struggling Native American citizens

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.

February 16, 2011 7:34 pmLoading…

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