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Chippewa group wants its own Mont. reservation


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A group of Chippewa people claim the government of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation has been invalid since 1916 and should be thrown out.

The group held a meeting in Great Falls last weekend to begin planning to set up a new reservation and to negotiate a gaming compact with the state of New York.

"(The meeting) went great," Dorothy Gopher said today. "The round dance went good and the meeting went good. I'm happy with the way it turned out."

About 100 people attended the meeting, including people from Washington, Utah and Canada, said Gopher, who traces her lineage directly to Chief Asiniwey...

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