Dual enrollment at Rocky Boy's not on upcoming ballot
Friday, December 19, 2003

A proposal to prevent members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana from being enrolled in a First Nation in Canada, or any other U.S. tribe, won't be up on an upcoming voter referendum.

A group called Grassroots People opposed the dual enrollment amendment when it went before voters in March 2002. They were able to throw out the results of that election because the Bureau of Indian Affairs failed to inform all tribal members, by mail, of the election.

The January 6 ballot will include proposed changes to the tribal constitution, including increased penalties for misdemeanors and barring tribal members convicted in federal or state court from running for tribal office within five years of the end of their sentence. Tribal members with drug-related convictions in state, tribal or federal court would also be subject to the same prohibition.

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Rocky Boy voters asked to change constitution (The Havre Daily News 12/18)

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