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Chippewa Cree Tribe secures 280 acres of the Sweet Grass Hills for historic preservation

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Wednesday signed a purchase agreement for 280 acres of the Sweet Grass Hills, with Chippewa Cree Business Committee Vice Chair Ted Whitford saying Wednesday that the tribe wants to preserve the land. “We don’t want it to be destroyed — because it has cultural significance to our tribe and other tribes in this region,” Whitford said.

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5/20/2019

article Two Chippewa Cree Tribal police officers plead not guilty to assault and battery charges
(Montana) -- Two Chippewa Cree Tribal police officers are accused of breaking into a Box Elder home in April and assaulting a man. Cody Reid Lamere, 24, faces charges...

3/7/2019

article Chippewa Cree Tribe secures 280 acres of the Sweet Grass Hills for historic preservation
(Montana) -- The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Wednesday signed a purchase agreement for 280 acres of the Sweet Grass Hills, with...

8/31/2018

article Former Chippewa Cree Tribal Chair Ken St. Marks will receive $650K under whistleblower legislation
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the U.S. Interior Department’s ruling ordering the Chippewa Cree Tribe to pay former Tribal Chair Ken St. Marks an...

8/29/2018

article Extremely high E. coli levels reported along Chippewa River
(Michigan) -- Heavy rain events in mid-Michigan over the past few days have created higher-than-average E. coli levels along spots on the Chippewa River.

8/26/2018

article Chippewa Cree Tribe loses bid to silence whistleblower
(Montana) -- The tribe instead questioned whether St. Marks could be considered a whistleblower under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The federal law...

8/24/2018

article 9th Circuit denies Native American tribe's petition for review of whistleblower case
(California) -- A Montana Native American tribe has an appeal of a U.S. Department of Interior decision denied in court. U.S. Circuit Judge Michelle Friedland, on the...

7/27/2018

article Minn. Tribe Says Lake Pollution Suit Steps On EPA’s Toes (sub req)
(Minnesota) -- The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa urged a Minnesota federal judge Thursday to toss claims by an environmental group that the tribe’s wastewater...

7/11/2018

article Chippewa Indian Tribe gives look at Saganing casino expansion
(Michigan) -- A Mid-Michigan casino is gambling on a $60 million expansion project. Saganing Eagles Landing Casino is betting on the project to create more jobs and...

6/12/2018

article Perfect Weather Leads to Big Day for Chippewa Challenge
(Michigan) -- They ignited, they fired up, they showed pride, good golf on a perfect day and, most importantly, a collective to-the-core support. The ninth annual...

2/19/2018

article Former CFO gets prison time for stealing $111k from Montana health clinic
(Montana) -- The former CFO of Rocky Boy Health Clinic of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Box Elder, Mont., was sentenced Feb. 14 to 12 months and one day in prison for wire...

10/8/2017

article Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts
(Michigan) -- The Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars in federal spending and the Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't appear to be helping...

10/3/2017

article Montana's Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for $3.5 million, auditors say
(Montana) -- A northcentral Montana Indian tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs can't fully account for $3.5 million primarily in federal funds, including money...

8/18/2017

article New water treatment plant means clean water and jobs
(Montana) -- Friday marked a historic day for the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the residents of North Central Montana. The project took 16 years to get the funding under way...

3/16/2017

article Hearing set over money seized in lawsuit against tribe
(Montana) -- A hearing is scheduled next week in District Court in Havre over money seized from the Chippewa Cree Tribe as a result of a judgment in a lawsuit. The tribe...
article Rocky Boy shutting down some services due to lawsuit
(Montana) -- The Chippewa Cree Tribe announced Tuesday it will be holding back assistance payments and scaling back the tribe's workforce on Rocky Boy's Indian...
article Tribe cuts assistance payments, workforce after court ruling
(Montana) -- The Chippewa Cree Tribe is holding back assistance payments and scaling back its workforce on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation after a judge ordered...
article North Dakota leader changes casino bill
(North Dakota) -- Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, who had presented a proposal that would’ve allowed the construction of six casinos owned by North Dakota changed the...

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