The Fort Belknap Indian Community is the latest tribe to sue the federal government over inadequate law enforcement. A joint legislative resolution passed this year noted “justice has eluded many Native American victims, survivors, and families” as there are not enough officers to cover the more than 1,000 square miles within the reservation boundaries. They’re one of at least three tribes that are taking on what they say is the lack of full federal funding to keep their citizens safe.
President Jeffrey Stiffarm (Aaniiih and Nakoda), Fort Belknap Indian Community
Gary LaMere Jr. (Aaniiih), supervisory criminal investigator for the Fort Belknap Indian Community
Geno LeValdo (Aaniiih and Nakoda), Gros Ventre At Large Council Member
John Grinsell (Northern Cheyenne), supervisory criminal investigator for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
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