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BIA recognizes new chairman of Fort Peck Tribes

The Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes its recognition of a new chairman of the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana will calm controversy.

But the man ousted from the position says he will fight for his job. John Morales was removed for refusing to sign a pipeline deal that he says is bad for the tribe.

The BIA recognized Ray Eder, former vice-chair, as chairman.

Get the Story:
2 claim to chair Fort Peck tribes (The Billings Gazette 6/17)

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