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Fort Belknap council rejects advisory vote


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Although voters cast ballots overwhelmingly in favor of returning administration of some programs on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation to the federal government, the tribe will probably continue to administer them, tribal council member Walter Horn said today.

The votes cast fell short of the number needed to make the referendum binding on the council.

"I'm kind of disappointed, myself," said Horn, who with council member Raymond Chandler had proposed the referendum on behalf of a coalition of residents.

If successful, the referendum Tuesday would have rescinded a May decision to have the...

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