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Blackfeet Nation sues local energy cooperative in tribal court

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The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is suing the local electric cooperative in tribal court.

The tribe served the Glacier Electric Cooperative with a temporary restraining order last week. The order asked the co-op not to hold its annual meeting.

Justin Lee, the co-op's general counsel, doesn't believe the tribe can assert jurisdiction over the entity, which operates on the reservation. “But out of due respect to the Blackfeet Tribe and the Blackfeet Tribal Court, until we can get the legalities sorted out, we will not hold the annual meeting," he told co-op members, The Cut Bank Pioneer Press reported.

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Tribe serves GEC board and members with restraining order demanding no meeting be held (The Cut Bank Pioneer Press 4/24)

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