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Fort Peck Tribes owe feds more than $435K for mishandling low-income energy assistance funds

The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes owe the federal government more than $435,000 after improperly administering low-income home energy assistance funds, a new report said. The Fort Peck Tribes are disputing some of the findings released in the report issued by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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11/21/2018

article 2 Killed After Train Hits Pickup Near Wolf Point
(Montana) -- A freight train hit a pickup truck that was stuck on the tracks about six miles east of Wolf Point, killing the driver and a passenger. The Montana Highway...

11/13/2018

article Poplar couple sentenced in assault for driving vehicle into group of people
(Montana) -- A Poplar couple who admitted assault charges for driving a vehicle into a group of pedestrians, seriously injuring one, in a drug debt dispute were...

11/5/2018

article Fort Peck Tribes get $500K for prosecuting violent crimes against women
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Tribes have received roughly half-a-million dollars to prosecute crimes on the northeast Montana reservation, with a focus on violence against...

11/2/2018

article Fort Peck Tribe gets grant aimed at reducing violence against Native American women
(North Dakota) -- The Fort Peck Tribe recently received a grant that is aimed at reducing violence against Native American women. The Department of Justice Bureau of...

11/1/2018

article Holen charged with animal cruelty for horse deaths in Roosevelt County
(Montana) -- Richard Dean Holen has been charged in connection with the deaths of more than a dozen horses in Roosevelt County. Holen is charged with one felony count of...

9/14/2018

article US government says Fort Peck tribes mismanaged grant money
(Montana) -- U.S. government officials say the Fort Peck tribes owe $435,000 after mismanaging grant money meant to help poor people pay for their home energy use. The...

9/13/2018

article Fort Peck Tribes owe feds more than $435K for mishandling low-income energy assistance funds
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes owe the federal government more than $435,000 after improperly administering low-income home energy assistance...

8/30/2018

article The fight to save clean water on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- Lance Four Star drives west at 70mph using his knees to work the steering wheel as he watches the Montana senator Jon Tester’s Indian Country Facebook...

8/29/2018

article 15 horses found dead on reservation prompts investigation
(Montana) -- Authorities have launched an investigation after 15 horses were found dead in a pasture on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The Billings Gazette reports...
article Investigation underway after dead horses found in Roosevelt County
(Montana) -- Several agencies are investigating after more than a dozen dead horses were found on Fort Peck Tribal lands north of Wolf Point. Fort Peck Fish & Game...

8/28/2018

article 15 horses found dead on reservation prompts investigation
(Montana) -- Authorities have launched an investigation after 15 horses were found dead in a pasture on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The Billings Gazette reports...
article Tribe, sheriff's office investigating 15 horses found dead on Ft. Peck Reservation
(Montana) -- Officials with the Fort Peck Tribe are investigating the deaths of 15 horses that were found north of Wolf Point in a pasture on the reservation. The horses...

8/4/2018

article Risk assessment on Yellowstone bison could delay transfer
(Montana) -- A plan to transfer wild bison from Yellowstone National Park to an American Indian tribe in northeast Montana faces possible delay. The park is holding 89...

7/31/2018

article FBI investigating Fort Peck death as possible homicide
(Montana) -- The FBI and Fort Peck Tribal Police are investigating a July 27 death on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation as a possible homicide. Officials have not...

7/12/2018

article Montana man imprisoned for rape, kidnap of 4-year-old on Fort Peck Reservation loses appeal
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 23-year-old man in the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian...

7/5/2018

article All but one of 13 missing inmates returned to Fort Peck jail
(Montana) -- All but one of the 13 inmates who recently escaped a tribal jail on the Fort Peck Reservation have been recaptured by law enforcement, according to the...

7/1/2018

article Fort Peck tribal officer sentenced for stealing drug evidence in Montana
(Montana) -- A Fort Peck Tribal Officer was sentenced on Thursday for breaking into an evidence room while on duty. Officer Mikkel Shields received a one-year prison...

6/28/2018

article Former tribal cop gets prison time for stealing drugs and cash from evidence, compromising 27 cases
(Montana) -- A former Fort Peck tribal police officer has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for burglarizing the tribe’s drug investigations...

6/3/2018

article Yellowstone bison could be shipped to Fort Peck tribes by end of 2018
(Montana) -- Disease-free male bison quarantined in Yellowstone National Park could be shipped to the Fort Peck Reservation as early as November or December.

5/27/2018

article Yellowstone bison may be shipped to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- Bison from Yellowstone National Park may soon be headed to eastern Montana. The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said he expects the park will...

5/26/2018

article Yellowstone NP bison could soon be headed to tribal lands
(Montana) -- Bison from Yellowstone National Park may soon be headed to eastern Montana. The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says he expects the park will...

5/25/2018

article National Park Service Approves Quarantine And Transfer Of Bison To Tribes
(Montana) -- Hundreds of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park each year are rounded up and killed to keep them from spreading brucellosis. But tribes have long...

5/20/2018

article Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of establishing new, disease-free herds across the...

5/19/2018

article Yellowstone bison quarantine approved
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park can now officially move forward with a program to send disease-free bison to join other herds around the country.

5/4/2018

article Oil spill blackens portion of Fort Peck Reservation
(North Dakota) -- A contractor has started cleaning up an estimated 600 barrels of crude oil and 90,000 barrels of brine that slowly leaked from a faulty wellhead this...

5/3/2018

article Cleanup plan being developed for oil spill on Fort Peck Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- An oil spill occurred at an oil well operated by Anadarko Minerals Inc. near Lustre, which is located in the central region of the Fort Peck Indian...

5/2/2018

article Clean-up plan being developed for oil spill on Fort Peck Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- A oil spill occurred at an oil well operated by Anadarko Minerals Inc. near Lustre, which is located in the central region of the Fort Peck Indian...
article Farmer spots 600-barrel oil spill near Lustre on Fort Peck Reservation
(Montana) -- A flying farmer spotted an oil spill in rural northeastern Montana on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the Glasgow Courier reported. A tribal source told...

4/21/2018

article Man sentenced to prison for dealing meth
(Montana) -- Landon Dupree, 32, of Poplar was sentenced to more than five years in prison, four years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment on April 18...

4/1/2018

article Fort Peck Tribes warned repeatedly by feds to clean up jail and police operations
(Montana) -- Two federal agencies have separately penalized the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes after the tribal government failed to explain more than a million...

3/20/2018

article The Public's Health: Butte improves in health rankings report
(Montana) -- The 2018 County Health Rankings have been released, and while Butte-Silver Bow has much work to do to become healthier, the county’s ranking in...

3/5/2018

article Shooting on Fort Peck Indian Reservation leads to arrest
(Montana) -- Sheridan County sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in Reserve on Saturday for reports of a shooting. According to the Sheridan County Sheriff...

3/4/2018

article Fort Peck tribal cop burglarized police evidence facility, feds say
(Montana) -- A Fort Peck tribal police officer has been indicted after prosecutors say he broke into the tribal jail’s evidence room and tried to commit a theft.
article Fort Peck man to plead guilty to burglarizing tribal law offices, jail's evidence room
(Montana) -- A Fort Peck man is set to plead guilty to four counts of burglary stemming from reported break-ins at the tribal law building and jail's evidence room...
article Man expected to survive being shot in the face in northeastern Montana
(Montana) -- A Montana man was flown by air ambulance to Billings Clinic Saturday night after he was shot in the face on the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern...

1/16/2018

article Yellowstone bison promised to Fort Peck Tribes escape holding area
(Montana) -- More than 50 Yellowstone National Park bison have escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where the animals were being prepared for transfer to...

10/8/2017

article Federal Court Recommends Dismissal of Homeless Claims
(Montana) -- A federal court is recommending dismissal of a civil complaint filed on behalf of more than two dozen homeless residents of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation...
article U.S. Attorney declined to step into Fort Peck civil rights case, BIA says
(Montana) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in Montana declined to pursue a civil rights case before an investigation into the so-called "wino roundup" was...

10/6/2017

article BIA investigation into 'Wino Round Up' finds fault, fails to deliver justice
(Nebraska) -- On July 12, 2013, a few hours before the parade that marks the beginning of Fort Peck’s largest annual event, the Wild Horse Stampede and Rodeo,...

4/6/2017

article No Bison for Fort Peck as Annual Yellowstone Kill Winds Down
(Montana) -- More than a thousand wild American buffalo, or bison, have been killed this year in the annual cull of animals from Yellowstone Park—hundreds of them...

3/16/2017

article TransCanada meets with tribal officials away from public
(Montana) -- Officials from TransCanada, the parent company of the Keystone XL pipeline, pulled out of a public meeting Thursday with the Fort Peck Tribal Executive...

2/15/2017

article Trial delayed in death of baby on Montana reservation
(Montana) -- A federal judge has pushed back the murder trial of a Montana woman accused of killing a 13-month-old girl and putting her body in dumpster on the Fort Peck...

1/8/2017

article Making Amends: Fort Peck Business Cleans Up Junked Vehicles, Hazardous Waste
(Montana) -- It’s a sight common on numerous reservations: junked vehicles lying strewn about. On the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, though, the bulk of the problem...

7/23/2016

article ‘I’m afraid’ says Wino Round Up community organizer
(Montana) -- The tribal court advocate who assisted dozens of Fort Peck Indian Reservation homeless to file a federal civil rights complaint said she has become the...

7/20/2016

article Lawsuit: Racist Rodeo ‘Rounded Up’ City’s Native Americans
(Montana) -- As tourists flocked to a tiny Montana town’s famous rodeo, police detained local Native Americans in a basketball prison, a new lawsuit alleges. The...

7/19/2016

article Documents: People Held to Shield Image of Montana Tribe
(Montana) -- Tribal officials in Montana detained dozens of people because they didn't want street people or transients to be the face of a rodeo event on the Fort...
article Fort Peck council rejects law creating harsher penalties for meth possession
(Montana) -- On a reservation ravaged by methamphetamine abuse, the Fort Peck Tribal Council recently took a very unpopular vote. The council shot down a proposed law...
article Fort Peck tribal council declares war on meth, votes down effort to stiffen punishments
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Indian Reservation is dealing with what tribal leaders call a methamphetamine epidemic, yet the council voted down an initiative to make...

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