Native Americans

Blackfeet Tribal Councilman Removed From Office
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to remove councilman Jay St. Goddard from office.
Tribal council chairman T.J. Show told the Great Falls Tribune Monday that St. Goddard (SANK'-uh-dor) was removed "because the integrity of the tribe has bee…
Government Custer Museum Director Pursue Settlement
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The government is entering settlement talks Monday with the director of a Custer-themed Montana museum, trying to resolve who owns American Indian artifacts seized in raids by federal agents.
The 22 Indian war bonnets, medicine bundles and other items were confiscated in …
Sex Abuse Response Teams Proposed for Reservations
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a new effort to curb high rates of sexual assault on American Indian reservations by setting up specialized "response teams" for rapes and other abuse.
A pilot program announced Wednesday will establish the joint feder…
Appointees Named to Assist Native American Farmers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named the members of a council created in a 2010 settlement to ensure Native American farmers and ranchers have access to Department of Agriculture programs.
The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching is part of the $680 million …