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 By John Kelleher    Local    December 17, 2014 

Restraining order on St. Marks lifted

Ken Blatt St. Marks, the elected chair of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee, said the temporary restraining order that kept him 500 feet away from the tribal offices was lifted after he had a tribal court hearing Tuesday. “They threw out the (te...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 17, 2014 

Hearing held on Windy Boy challenge to election

A hearing for Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy’s contest against the results of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee elections was heard in tribal courts Tuesday. Windy Boy was represented by his attorney Teresa Harris of Box Elder, and representing the...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 16, 2014

Eastlick sentencing rescheduled

A man indicted during the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation investigations into corruption was to be sentenced Wednesday, but he has been given more time. James Howard Eastlick Jr.’s sentencing has been pushed back to March 11. Eastlick pleaded...

 By Chris Peterson    Sports    December 15, 2014

Hi-Line Boys Roundup: Bears best Stars in NAC showdown

The anticipation level was high for the start of the 2014-15 boys basketball season along the Hi-Line. But as Box Elder and Rocky Boy proved last Thursday night, the wait was worth it. There were... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    December 12, 2014

Hearing set in challenge to Rocky Boy ruling

Chippewa Cree tribal council member-elect Jody LaMere and the Chippewa Cree Election Committee are appealing a tribal court ruling that bars the swearing-in of three new tribal council members elected in the Nov. 4 election. A hearing will be held... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 9, 2014

Rocky Boy embezzler pleads guilty

John “Chance” Houle, a former Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation tribal council member, pleaded guilty to several charges Monday in the ongoing probe in corruption at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.. Houle attended his change of plea hearing at... Full story

 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    Local    December 8, 2014

Houle pleads guilty to charges

BILLINGS — A former Chippewa Cree tribal council member pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement, tax evasion and other federal charges as part of a wide-ranging investigation into corruption within the northern Montana tribe. John "Chance" Houle... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 4, 2014

'Chaos' prompts Rocky Boy to call off meeting

The Chippewa Cree Business Committee meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. today was canceled due to the chaotic environment surrounding the expulsion of chairman Ken Blatt St. Marks and the delay of the swearings-in of the new members of the committee. Richa... Full story

 By G. Bruce Meyers    Opinion    December 4, 2014

Impose sanctions on this local despotic regime

In recent history, the United States has supported economic sanctions against authoritarian regimes around the world. However, in our own backyard there exists a tribal regime that has gone unnoticed for its undemocratic rule and repressive actions... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 2, 2014

St. Marks won't respond to attorneys

Dozens of people filed through the metal detector Monday at the tribal offices, past police officers anticipating the crowd and into the tribal chamber to watch the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation... Full story

 Local    December 2, 2014

Houle, Colliflower file plea agreements

MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS — Two more defendants in a sweeping corruption investigation into Montana's Chippewa Cree tribe have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, according to court documents filed Monday. Former Chippewa Cree...

 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press    Local    December 1, 2014

Houle, Colliflower agree to plea deals

BILLINGS (AP) — Two more defendants in a sweeping corruption investigation into Montana's Chippewa Cree tribe have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, according to court documents filed Monday. Former Chippewa Cree tribal council member... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 28, 2014

Council defends removing St. Marks

(Correction: An earlier version of this story said the meeting ws Thursday. It was Wednesday.) Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Business Council held a special meeting Wednesday to explain their move to remove Tribal Chair Ken Blatt St. Marks out of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 26, 2014

St. Marks to address council, allegations

A hearing on whether to remove Ken Blatt St. Marks as Chippewa Cree tribal chairman will be held Monday at tribal headquarters. Tribal council voted Friday to suspend St. Marks for a second time. Monday’s hearing is being held “to afford Ken... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 26, 2014

Rocky Boy gives 1,200 turkeys

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation departments and programs donated money to keep the tradition of giving a Thanksgiving meal free to every enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree tribe. The Vocational... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 25, 2014

Rocky Boy council removes St. Marks

Two people are acting as chair of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation tribal council. St. Marks, who was sworn in as chair Thursday after winning a two-year-long legal battle, was served Friday with papers signed by four council members charging him... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 21, 2014

St. Marks sworn in as Rocky Boy chair

ROCKY BOY - Ken St. Marks was sworn in as tribal chair at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Thursday after almost two years of waiting. "It's time for us to start doing what's right" St. Marks said to... Full story

 Local    November 21, 2014

UM students take top honors at American Indian Science and Engineering Society conference

MISSOULA — Two Native American graduate students at the University of Montana took home top honors for their oral research presentations at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 13-15.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    November 20, 2014

St. Marks wins election appeal

Suspended Chippewa Cree tribal chair Ken St. Marks has won his effort to have the results of the special election upheld. A tribal appeals court has ruled that the tribe's election committee was wrong in overturning St. Marks' election as chair. St.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    State News    November 17, 2014

Rocky Boy election hearing is Dec. 16

The Chippewa Cree Tribal Courts set Dec. 16 as the date for the hearing of Jonathan Windy Boy’s injunction. Windy Boy filed the injunction with the court after the election board for Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Business Committee rejected his... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 14, 2014

Rocky Boy swearing in deferred

The swearing in of four Business Committee members at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, scheduled for Monday, has been delayed because of a tribal court injunction. Wednesday, the election board announced its decision to uphold the election results... Full story

 Opinion    November 14, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: Police are generally skeptical about speaking to the press about cases under investigation. Often, we think, this is counterproductive. Police keep quiet even if it would be in their best interests to let the public know what they are doing.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 11, 2014

Sunchild pleads guilty

Bruce Harold Sunchild, who faces theft and tax evasion charges in a string of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation investigations, had a change-of-plea hearing Monday. Sunchild pleaded guilty to charges at the United States District Court in Great Falls... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 11, 2014

Rocky Boy results protested

The four new members of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Business Committee were voted upon Nov. 4, but had to wait until Monday to see if any objections were filed. Jonathan Windy Boy was one of the people on the eight-person list voters could... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    November 7, 2014

Where's Robbie Alexander?

With Ken St. Marks' recent offer of $1,000 for any information on the whereabouts of Robert Alexander, who went missing April 2013, interest in the old case has been rekindled. Ed Longknife, a... Full story


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