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Raph Graybill, the Democratic nominee for attorney general of Montana, during a campaign stop in Indian Country. Photo: Raph Graybill
The Fort Belknap Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes Endorse Raph Graybill for Attorney General
Monday, October 12, 2020

The following is a press release from the Fort Belknap Indian Community.

Harlem, Montana – The Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes are pleased to announce our endorsement of Democratic Attorney General Candidate Raph Graybill.

“The Fort Belknap Community Council endorses Raph Graybill for Attorney General because he has shown a commitment to addressing issues important to tribal people, first as Governor Bullock’s Chief Legal Counsel and now as a candidate who’s traveled to every tribal communities, listening to our leaders and tribal members, about how he will work to improve the lives of all Montanans,” said Fort Belknap Community Council President Andrew Werk, “We know Graybill will be a partner with the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes to protect our healthcare, address the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and be an advocate for equality and issue related to tribal sovereignty.”

The endorsement of Raph Graybill was approved by the Tribal Council by a unanimous vote.

Graybill had this to say about the endorsement of his campaign for Attorney General by the Fort Belknap Indian Community:

“I’m deeply honored to earn the trust and support of the Fort Belknap Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes,” said Raph Graybill, “I’ll work to continue the trust you have placed in me and uphold the sovereign rights of our tribal nations, protect our healthcare, and defend our values. As Attorney General, I will wake up every day to fight for the people of Montana and be an ally and partner with tribal communities to make Montana a great place for all.”

The Fort Belknap Indian Community has also endorsed candidates Governor Steve Bullock for U.S. Senate and Shane Morigeau for State Auditor.