Attorney: Council doesn't plan to move its accounts
The attorney for the Chippewa Cree tribal council said today that although the council wants to open a bank on the reservation, it has no intention of taking the tribe's money out of banks in Havre.
"We're happy with the banking services we receive from those banks in Havre," attorney Dan Belcourt said.
The Chippewa Cree Tribe has accounts with Wells Fargo and Independence banks in Havre, he said.
The tribal council on June 5 unanimously agreed to pursue buying a less than 10 percent ownership in Native American Bank, headquartered in Denver, for about $1 million and apply to open a branch...