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Tribal employees ordered not to talk to media

Employees of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation have been threatened with termination if they talk to the press without going through the tribe's media office.

Chairman Tex Hall, who also serves as president of the National Congress of American Indians, issued the gag order on July 14. He said the tribe wants to ensure inaccurate or negative information isn't released to the public.

The tribe was the subject of recent media reports about the alleged mismanagement of its bison herd. A former employee came forward with information that he said proved the tribe was neglecting the animals.

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Tribal leader issues gag order (The Bismarck Tribune 7/30)

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