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Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues for share of school donations

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana is back in court over donations received by a Catholic school on the reservation.

The tribe says the Catholic Church has used conditions on the reservation to raise tens of millions of dollars for the St. Labre Indian School. The lawsuit seek a share of the money.

“The District Court went well away from Montana law, and the record, to grant complete absolution to an entity not entitled to that — an entity that hid behind robes and religion to ride the Northern Cheyenne nation to just plain money — $90 million,” the tribe said in a court filing, The Billings Gazette reported.

A district court judge dismissed the lawsuit so the tribe is asking the Montana Supreme Court to reinstate it.

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Tribe appeals ruling in suit against mission school, diocese to Supreme Court (The Billings Gazette 5/2)

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