North Dakota tribe announces layoffs of employees

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is laying off about 80 employees due to a budget deficit.

Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Marcus Wells Jr. said the reduction in force affects employees whose salaries are funded by the general fund. Employees who are paid from federal grants or programs won't be cut.

The tribe held a general assembly on Tuesday to discuss the layoffs. "This is not a political move, this is a decision that was based exclusively on funds," Wells said.

Wells said the tribe has asked for an audit to determine the extent of its debt and of its finances.

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