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Chippewa Cree Tribe chooses two incumbents and two challengers (11/04)
Members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana elected four council members on Tuesday. Incumbents Ricky Morsette and Harlan Gopher Baker kept their seats on the council. Challengers Gerald Small, who won the most votes of any candidate, and Ted...

Chippewa Cree Tribe heads to polls amid dispute over candidates (11/02)
Members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana head to the polls today amid a dispute over the eligibility of some candidates. Stacey Small, one of the candidates, says the election committee failed to conduct background checks. She claims one...

Chippewa Cree Tribe increases costs of storm recovery to $32M (10/29)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe says it needs at least $32 million to recover from a major storm that wreaked havoc on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. The tribe lost its $12 million health center, numerous roads and some bridges....

Sen. Baucus to meet Chippewa Cree Tribe over storm recovery (10/27)
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana) will meet with the Chippewa Cree Tribe on Thursday to discuss storm recovery efforts. The Rocky Boy's Reservation suffered more than $20 million in damage from a recent storm. Among other changes, the $12 million health...

Chippewa Cree voters narrow the field for four council positions (10/07)
Members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana went to the polls on Tuesday to narrow the field for four council seats. Eight candidates made it through to the general election. They included incumbents Jonathan Windy Boy and Ricky Morsette....

Chippewa Cree Tribe signs agreement with FEMA for full funding (08/18)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana signed an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to receive disaster recovery funds. The tribe will receive the money directly from FEMA, a first in Montana. Heavy storms and flooding caused more than...

Editorial: Chippewa Cree Tribe deserves funds for recovery effort (08/17)
"The dark cloud that dumped flukish heavy rains on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation back in June was no darker than the cloud of uncertainty hovering over the small northcentral Montana reservation in the two months since the deluge. As the...

FEMA opens office to support Chippewa Cree Tribe with recovery (07/21)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a new office in Montana to support the Chippewa Cree Tribe with recovery efforts. President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration to cover the Rocky Boy's Reservation, which suffered at least $6 million...

Obama signs a disaster declaration for Rocky Boy's Reservation (07/12)
President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration to pave the way for the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana to receive federal funds. The Rocky Boy's Reservation suffered at least $6 million in damage from heavy storms and flooding, according to...

Chippewa Cree Tribe frustrated by wait for disaster declaration (07/07)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana still hasn't heard whether President Barack Obama will declare a disaster on the Rocky Boy's Reservation. About 40 percent of the homes on the reservation remain without water, three weeks after a storm led...

Chippewa Cree Tribe waits on disaster declaration after floods (07/06)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is waiting for President Barack Obama to declare a disaster on the Rocky Boy's Reservation. Flooding and heavy rains caused at least $6 million in damages, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hundreds...

FEMA finds at least $6M in damage on Rocky Boy's Reservation (06/29)
The Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana suffered at least $6 million in damage from recent flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a preliminary assessment. The Chippewa Cree Tribe is eligible for at least $2.3 million in federal...

Chippewa Cree Tribe waits for FEMA flood damage assessment (06/25)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is awaiting a preliminary flood damage assessment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The tribe hopes to secure federal funds to recover and rebuild the Rocky Boy's Reservation. About 500 homes were damaged from...

Chippewa Cree Tribe assesses damage after flooding disaster (06/24)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is assessing conditions on the Rocky Boy's Reservation after suffering through major flooding. Tribal leaders and Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) toured the reservation to look at the damage. Schweitzer said he will request a...

Chippewa Cree Tribe declares disaster due to major flooding (06/23)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe declared a disaster due to major flooding on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. About 300 homes are without running water and the entire reservation has been placed on a boil water order. At least...

Chippewa Cree Tribe evacuates homes over flood emergency (06/21)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe evacuated about 30 families and declared a flood emergency on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. A heavy rain storm on Friday damaged roads and washed out bridges. Some stayed at a command center on...

Chippewa Cree man makes bid for county commission seat (05/31)
Bert Corcoran, a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, is running for office in Hill County, Montana. Corcoran, a Democrat, is the first tribal member to run for county commission, since the early 1980s, The Great Falls Tribune reported. He...

Billings Paper: Cobell deal sends $27M to Montana (12/10)
The Billings Gazette estimates Indian trust beneficiaries in Montana will see $27 million in cash payments from the Cobell settlement. According to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, 18,158 people in Montana have Individual Indian Money (IIM)...

Montana tribes receive grants to build new jails (09/24)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe and the Fort Peck Tribes, both of Montana, each received about $12 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Chippewa Cree Tribe plans a 8,000-square-foot facility that will house up to 34...

Teen feared dead on Rocky Boy's Reservation (09/22)
Authorities in Montana searched for an 18-year-old man who went missing on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. The teen was swimming in the Bonneau Reservoir on Saturday when he went missing. Authorities fear he may have drowned. The reservation...

Harold Monteau: Home for Rocky Boy Pow Wow (09/08)
Driving north on Highway 87 in north-central Montana you come over the big hill just south of Big Sandy (Testerville) and the Bear Paw Mountains suddenly come into full view. It does not matter how many times I do it,...

Chippewa Cree Tribe reports case of swine flu (05/18)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe reported a case of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. The Rocky Boy Clinic clinic said a male came down with the virus but was not hospitalized....

Chippewa Cree Tribe elects Parker as chairman (02/26)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana elected Raymond Jake Parker as chairman. Parker defeated state Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy for the top position. He won by 61 votes. Voters also filled four council spots. Elected were Brian "Kelly" Eagleman, Joseph...

Low turnout reported for Chippewa Cree election (02/25)
Turnout appeared to be low as members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana voted in a delayed general election. Only about 450 people voted as of yesterday afternoon, The Great Falls Tribune. They were asked to choose between...

Chippewa Cree Tribe to proceed with election (02/12)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana will hold its general election after an appeals court judge upheld the results of a primary vote. A tribal judge had thrown out the primary after a candidate for chairman filed a challenge. But...