BIA turns down election results
April 25, 2002
The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has rejected the results of a recent secretarial election that have been protested at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.
The Rocky Mountain regional office of the BIA in Billings declined last Thursday to forward the results to Washington, D.C., because of procedural violations.
James Montes, the BIA field representative at Rocky Boy, received a letter informing him of the decision on Saturday.
"Based on the questionable procedures and the fact that the tribe asked us to reverse it, we decided to pull it off the table," Keith Beartusk, the BIA's region dire...