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Large crowd turns out to denounce supremacist group's activities

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More on: fort belknap, montana, racism, urban indians

The railroad station in Havre, Montana. Photo from JGHowes / Wikipedia

The leader of the Fort Belknap Indian Community asked officials in Havre, Montana, to investigate a White supremacist group that distributed fliers at the homes of Indian residents.

A tribal member found the fliers from the The United Klans of America and was scared, President Mark Azure said. He spoke at a crowded city council meeting last night and the issue was at the top of many people's minds.

β€œI would hope you guys would take some time to look into this and maybe at your next meeting, let the public know,” Azure told city officials, The Havre Daily News reported.

Mayor Tim Solomon assured Azure that a police investigation is underway. The fliers were found at homes in a predominantly Indian part of Havre and in other neighborhoods.

β€œIt is a case that the police are looking into,” Solomon said at the meeting, the News reported.

Havre is near the Fort Belknap Reservation and the Rocky Boy's Reservation, home of the Chippewa Cree Tribe. Native Americans make up about 13 percent of the population in the city -- the highest percentage of any urban area in Montana.

The UKA wants to create an all-White republic in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. A Montana representative, however, said the group doesn't want to bother tribes or Indian people.

Get the Story:
Klan flyers concern public (The Havre Daily News 8/19)

Related Stories:
Indian residents of city in Montana upset by supremacist fliers (8/18)

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