The bitter dispute between two factions of Little Shell Chippewa Tribes have agreed to set aside their differences and hold special elections in the next 90 days.
The deal was reached during a mediation session last weekend and was announced Saturday morning.
The special elections will be held under the auspices of the Native American Rights Fund or its designee.
In the interim, John Sinclair and John Gilbert, the leaders of the two factions will jointly operate tribal functions. Sinclair will be the main contact as the tribe seeks to win federal recognition.