Group forms to fight corruption on reservations

HAVRE, Mont. — Tribal members from several Montana Indian reservations say they’re creating a group to fight corruption.

The Havre Daily News reported that representatives from five Montana reservations met Wednesday night in Havre. Most are dissident groups that are fighting tribal power structures on their reservations.

They included representatives from the Rocky Boy’s, Fort Belknap, Blackfeet, Crow and Flathead reservations. Organizers say there also is interest from Fort Peck and Northern Cheyenne representatives.

They say corruption and civil-rights violations are two of the biggest problems facing Montana Indians. They also criticized the U.S. government for not doing enough to curb corruption.

Participants discussed ideas such as taking their grievances to a U.S. Senate panel on Indian affairs.

The group said it plans to meet again to lay out its plans.

More in Local News

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s top images by staff photographers and others.

This tale goes full circle

Courthouse courier’s stolen bicycle is recovered with the help of a marshal.

Pair now face federal charges in pot shop heist

They are being prosecuted on robbery, drugs and weapons violations.

R U testing RUC?

The state has started its pilot of pay-per-mile taxes.

‘They understand us’: Explorer Middle students dig ‘The Club’

The Boys & Girls Club provides a growing on-site, after-school program in south Everett.

Driver hospitalized after I-5 rollover crash near Arlington

A medical problem is believed to have caused the accident.

Lynnwood plans $12M in sewer improvements

The city wants to be ready for an anticipated population boom around the mall and light rail.

Man struck, killed by Everett Transit bus Friday night

He was in the roadway between 75th Street SE and Beverly Boulevard when he was hit, police said.

Mom gives her $25,000 windfall to Marysville high schools

Among the beneficiaries is the drama club, which gets much-needed audio equipment.

Most Read