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Rocky Boy voters approve changes to constitution

Chippewa Cree tribal members have approved five proposed amendments to the tribe's constitution and bylaws.

According to unofficial results released by the Bureau of Indian Affairs today, voters by a 95-64 vote passed an amendment allowing the tribal council to appoint the chief tribal judge and two associate judges. Those judges are now elected to four-year terms. The amendment also gives the council the authority to appoint a chief appellate court judge, who would appoint an unspecified number of appellate panel judges.

Four other amendments on the ballot passed by much greater margins.



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