Breaking news: Tribal court could resolve Little Shell dispute
Tribal court could resolve Little Shell dispute
BILLINGS — Opposing factions within Montana's landless Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians have agreed in principle to tribal court proceedings aimed at resolving their differences.
Representatives of the two sides said Monday that details still were being worked through an intermediary, James Steele Jr., chairman of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council.
The 4,300-member tribe last year split into two groups — each with an elected council — after disagreeing on the legitimacy of prior elections. Leaders of the opposing groups...