Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'crow'

Sen. Barrasso opposes Crow water settlement bill

A bill to settle the water rights of the Crow Tribe of Montana faces continued opposition from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the new vice chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Barrasso is concerned about the effect of the bill...

Crow Reservation family missing for a month

Tribal, local and federal authorities continue to search for a family from the Crow Tribe of Montana that has been missing for a month. Teddy and Juliet Little Light and their infant son, Wyatt, were last seen on December...

Jodi Rave: Crow Tribe heads home after inauguration

"The Crow Nation loaded up their parade horses on Wednesday and headed back to Montana, completing a nearly 4,000-mile round-trip journey that allowed them to see one of their relatives become president of the United States. “The whole nation is...

Relatives plead for help in locating missing family

Relatives of a family from the Crow Reservation in Montana are asking the public for help in locating a couple and their infant son. Teddy Little Light, his wife, Juliet, and their 3-month-old son, Wyatt, were last seen on...

Crow Reservation family missing for two weeks

A couple and their infant son haven't been seen on the Crow Reservation in Montana for two weeks though authorities have found their vehicle. Teddy Little Light, his wife, Juliet, and their 3-month-old son, Wyatt, were last seen on...

Crow chairman pleads not guilty to DUI incident

Carl Venne, the chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge. Venne was involved in a single-car accident on October 25. His blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent, more than twice the state's legal...

Crow Tribe to send horse unit to inaugural parade

The Crow Tribe of Montana will be represented at the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2009. The Crow Nation of Montana Horse Mounted Unit applied for one of the spots at the parade. About two dozen tribal...

Crow man fined by Virginia business agency

Ted Hogan, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana whose business activities have been under scrutiny, was fined in Virginia for defrauding investors. Hogen was ordered to pay $95,000 in civil penalties plus $13,117 for the cost of...

Northern Cheyenne woman admits to death

A woman from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of her boyfriend. Kimberly Joyce Hiwalker, 43, said she was drinking and doesn't remember all of the details of the November 2007 incident...

Crow man finds new project despite past troubles

Ted Hogan, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana with a questionable past, is leading a new energy development venture on the reservation, The Billings Gazette reported. Hogan was convicted of corruption in 1990 after serving as secretary...

Crow Tribe re-elects all four council incumbents

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana re-elected all four incumbent candidates on Saturday. Chairman Carl Venne, Vice Chairman Cedric Randall Black Eagle, Secretary Scott Russell, and Vice-Secretary Darrin Old Coyote All four candidates easily survived the primary and general...

Crow court dismisses charges against Indian sheriff

A judge for the Crow Tribe of Montana dismissed domestic violence charges against Big Horn County Sheriff Lawrence "Pete" Big Hair. Big Hair and his estranged wife were arrested in June in an incident that nearly cost Big Hair his...

Police investigate Crow chairman's accident

The Montana Highway Patrol said Carl Venne, the chairman of the Crow Tribe, was involved in a one-car accident on Saturday. Venne's blood was taken to determine if alcohol or medication affected his driving. A trooper told KULR-8 there was...

Al Franken campaigns on three reservations

Roxanne Not Afraid, a teacher at a public school on the Crow Reservation in Montana, has been named Teacher of the Year by the National Indian Education Association. "I'm so grateful," Not Afraid, a member of the Crow Tribe,...

Man resentenced for Crow Reservation murders

A man whose actions were called "evil" by a federal judge was sentenced to life in prison for 2003 beating deaths of two women on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Eugene R. Rising Sun, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts...

Judge blocks recall vote against Indian sheriff

A judge in Montana blocked Big Horn County from putting a recall of sheriff Lawrence "Pete" Big Hair, a member of the Crow Tribe, on the November 4 ballot. Judge Randal Spaulding said the recall petition was "fatally defective."...

Crow chairman easily survives primary challenge

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana went to the polls on Saturday to vote in a primary election. Incumbent Chairman Carl Venne easily won the most votes out of eight candidates running for the post. With 1,687 votes, he...

Crow chair says race behind recall of Indian sheriff

A recall election against the Indian sheriff in Big Horn County is motivated by race, the chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana says. "Politics in Big Horn comes down to if you're red or white," Chairman Carl Venne...

Recall election set for Indian sheriff in Montana

Lawrence "Pete" Big Hair, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, will learn his fate as Big Horn County sheriff on November 4. Big Hair faces a slew of allegations related to his job performance. Residents say he...

Indian county sheriff faces recall election

The Indian sheriff in Big Horn County, Montana, faces a recall election after residents gathered enough signatures to put the issue on an upcoming ballot. Lawrence "Pete" Big Hair, a member of the Crow Tribe, was elected in November...

Indian Affairs Committee hearing on three bills

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this morning on three bills. The hearing starts at 10:30am and will be broadcast online at http://indian.senate.gov/public/webcast.ram. It focuses on three bills: 1) S. 3128, White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water...

Crow candidate plans to sue tribe to get on ballot

Burton Pretty On Top plans to sue the Crow Tribe of Montana to run for chairman. Pretty on Top currently lives off the reservation. He acknowledges a residency requirement in the tribal constitution but says he should be able...

Witness list for Indian Affairs Committee hearing

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on Thursday on three bills. The bills are 1) S. 3128, White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Loan Authorization Act; 2) S. 3355, Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2008;...

Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up three bills at a hearing on Thursday, September 11. The bills are: 1) S. 3128, White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Loan Authorization Act; 2) S. 3355, Crow Tribe Water Rights...

Letter: Crow people without homes and jobs

"In 2004 when Chairman Venne ran for a second term, he campaigned on housing and jobs. To this day in 2008, he has not fulfilled either of those promises. Today, our enrollment is over 12,000. About 3,500 of our people...

Crow Reservation admits filing false rape report

A woman from the Crow Reservation in Montana pleaded guilty to making false statements. Vanessa Antoinette Stewart, 33, admitted she made up the rape allegations. She faces up to eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine. She will be...

Crow Tribe strikes $7B coal development deal

The Crow Tribec of Montana has struck a $7 billion coal development deal with an Australian company. The tribe will host a unique plant that will convert coal into liquid fuel. Only one other commercial site exists in the world....

Crow couple sues BIA over grazing leases

A couple on the Crow Reservation is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs over disputed grazing leases. George and Nelvette Siemion thought they leased the land to graze their bison. But it turned out that the land was leased...

Bill provides $527M to settle Crow water rights

A bill to settle the water rights of the Crow Tribe of Montana was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday. S.3355, the Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act, provides $527 million to improve water systems on the reservation. It ensures...

Letter: Crow leaders not sharing information

"The Crow tribal constitution requires the executive branch to prepare complete financial reports for the Crow legislative branch on a quarterly basis and biannual reports for the Crow Tribal General Council. The Carl Venne administration has not held a Crow...

Crow veteran honored for World War II service

Joe Medicine Crow, the oldest living veteran of the Crow Tribe of Montana, was honored by the United States and France for his service in World War II. Medicine Crow, 94, received the Bronze Star with valor from the...

County sheriff faces charges in Crow tribal court

The sheriff in Big Horn County, Montana, faces domestic violence and other charges in Crow tribal court. Lawrence "Pete" Big Hair, a member of the Crow Tribe, is accused of three charges of partner assault. His estranged wife, Caroline...

Workers end strike at mine near Crow Reservation

Workers at a coal mine near the Crow Reservation in Montana ended their strike on Monday after accepting a new employment contract. The 125 workers, who are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, walked out on June...

Little Big Horn College dedicates building

Little Big Horn College on the Crow Reservation in Montana dedicated a new library and archives building on Wednesday. The $7.1 million building is located on the west side of campus. President David Yarlott said it represents the layout...

Crow coal mine workers continue strike

Workers at a coal mine near the Crow Reservation in Montana voted to continue their strike. The 125 workers, who are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, walked out of the job at the Absaloka Mine on...

Sen. Obama's family 'excited' about Crow adoption

The first thing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) told his family when he got back from Montana was that he was adopted into the Crow Tribe, his wife, Michelle, said on Monday. Obama campaigned on the Crow Reservation last month....

Reservation schools see decline in enrollment

Public schools on the Crow Reservation in Montana have seen a decline in student enrollment as parents send their children off the reservation. Most older members of the Crow Tribe went to school on the reservation. But at the...

Crow Tribe welcomes Sen. Obama to reservation

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) held a rally on the Crow Reservation in Montana on Monday, becoming the first presidential candidate to campaign in Indian Country. Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York), and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) all have adopted...

Jodi Rave: Sen. Obama first to visit reservation

"The Crow Nation welcomed Sen. Barack Obama on Monday afternoon before thousands of people, marking the Democratic presidential candidate's first campaign visit to a U.S. reservation. “It was exciting - you felt like you were a part of history, where...

Sen. Obama to hold rally on Crow Reservation

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) will bring his presidential campaign to the Crow Reservation in Montana today. The rally takes place at the Apsáalooke Veterans Park in Crow Agency. The Crow Tribe, whose Chairman Carl Venne has endorsed Obama, said everyone...

BIA objects to Crow Tribe fractionation bill

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on S. 1080, H.R. 2120, S. 2494, H.R. 2963 and S. 531. • Opening Statements • Testimony Part 1 | Q&A Part 1 • Testimony Part 2 | Q&A Part 2 •...

City rejected Crow Tribe's help on unused jail

The Crow Tribe of Montana tried to help the city of Hardin make use of a $27 million jail that sits empty nearly a year after it was completed. Chairman Carl Venne said the tribe approached the city about...

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