Rocky Boy sets nation-to-nation agreement for recovery
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For the first time in a six-state region, a Native American tribe has signed an agreement to act as a sovereign nation in administering its own disaster funding.
Raymond "Jake" Parker, chair of the Chippewa Cree Tribal council at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, and Robin Finegan, regional Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, signed a nation-to-nation agreement at Stone Child College at Rocky Boy Tuesday.
Finegan commended the Tribal representatives for their persistence, dedication and commitment to sovereignty, as well as their positive attitude and hard work.
"This is not...