Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues for share of school donations
Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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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(The Billings Gazette 5/2)
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