Tribe, state to sign deal to open doors to development


An agreement to be signed by Chippewa Cree tribal leaders and the state of Montana in Helena Wednesday morning will open the doors to economic development on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, officials believe.

The agreement is aimed at defining just what right creditors have on the reservation.

The agreement will be signed at 11 a. m. in the capitol rotunda by Chippewa Cree Business Committee Chair Bruce Sunchild Sr. and Montana Secretary of State Linda McCollough.

Under the terms of the joint sovereign filing, the tribe will be part of the Uniform Commercial Code, which assures that cred...

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