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Northern Cheyenne Tribal Government News

April 23, 2014 - Got Drugs?

got drugs


April 23, 2014 - Silk Road

silk road


April 23, 2014 - Western Energy Company is Accepting Scholarship Applications from Enrolled Northern Cheyennes

Download Western Energy Scholarship Application (pdf) pdf

western energy scholarship


April 23, 2014 - Jim Thorpe 5K

jim thorpe 5k


April 17, 2014 - Child Abuse Awareness Walk/Parade

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Come join us in our walk parade starting at the BIA

Parking Lot 1:00 PM

To the Little Wolf Capital Building where we will conclude with guest speakers, incentives and door prizes!


April 17, 2014 - Chief Little Wolf Run Rescheduled to April 18

**Runners and participants needing a ride to Otter Creek will meet at NC Wellness Center at 7:30 AM Friday Morning (4/18)**

chief little wolf homecoming


April 14, 2014 - USDA Community Meeting

usda community meeting


April 9, 2014 - Housing Improvement Program

Download H.I.P. Assistance Application (pdf) pdf

hip application


April 3, 2014 - Chief Dull Knife College Summer Session

summer session


April 2, 2014 - Rural Garbage Pick-up

Week of March 30th - April 5th


Due to the ground being very wet and soft and, with the addition of 8 inches of new snow, our garbage truck is having a great deal of difficulty accessing many rural homes. We have gotten our truck stuck several times in the past week and have damaged some driveways. Drivers have thus been instructed to use thier best judgement when deciding to enter some home sites. If there is a good likelihood that the truck will become stuck or that damage will occur to the driveway, drivers will have the option to bypass a home unit until next week. I hope you will bear with us while mother nature decides to dry up a bit.

The Transfer Station, although very muddy itself, is open from 9-4 week days and from 10-2 on Saturday. You are welcome to bring your garbage there if our truck has not been able to make it into your homesite for the past couple of weeks. There is about a foot of soft mud at the transfer station, so passenger cars are not recommended to be utilized to bring your garbage there. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this will pass.

April 2, 2014 - Gardening Workshop

gardening workshop


April 1, 2014 - Child Care April Newsletter

april newsletter

april newsletter


April 1, 2014 - Cherokee Word For Water

cherokee word for water


April 1, 2014 - MSU Billings Pow Wow

MSU Billings Pow Wow


April 1, 2014 - New Dates for DIY for Women

DIY for Women


March 28, 2014 - **POSTPONED**Chief Little Wolf Homecoming Commemoration**POSTPONED**

little wolf commemoration


March 26, 2014 - Benefit Dance

benefit dance


March 26, 2014 - Easter Special - BINGO

bingo easter special


March 25, 2014 - Solid Waster Pickup Schedule

solid waste pickup schedule


March 24, 2014 - Affordable Care Act

affordable care act


March 24, 2014 - Blue Bingo

men's blue bingo


March 21, 2014 - Tribal Court Training

tribal court training


March 11, 2014 - Northern Cheyenne Reservation Flooding

March 9, 2014: The Northern Cheyenne Tribe requested assistance with flood fighting efforts in Ashland, Montana near the eastern boundary of the reservation. The Reservation Creek near Ashland was flooding and threatening homes. The Agency's Transportation department responded with equipment and supplies. The Transportation department delivered water pumps and hauled sand for sand bagging efforts. Much of the water was diverted away from the homes and Reservation Creek began to subside. Later that day, BIA delivered sand to Lame Deer, Montana.

March 10, 2014: Flood fighting efforts were shifted to Busby, Montana near the western boundary of the reservation where the Rosebud Creek was exceeding its banks. The Tribal DES was able to secure 4,000 sandbags that were to be filled from sand in Lame Deer. The BIA Transportation department reports that they cannot supply additional sand and the Tribe was advised to request sand from the county or state.

Download DOI Emergency Management Daily Situation Report for March 11, 2014 (pdf) pdf


March 10, 2014 - Rez Ball Classic

little wolf commemoration


March 4, 2014 - Child Care March Newsletter

child care newsletter

child care newsletter


March 4, 2014 - Massive Jackpots

massive jackpots


February 28, 2014 - Winter Storm Warning

winter storm warning

winter storm warning


February 26, 2014 - Winter Storm Watch

summer university program


February 25, 2014 - Possible Winter Storm Later This Week

After a brief warm-up and break in the snowfall, another storm system will begin to move into the area during the day Thursday continuing into Monday. Artic air will once again move into the area Thursday night and Friday with a reinforcing shot Saturday and Sunday. Heavy snow will be likely once again Thursday night through Sunday. Unlike the storm system the past couple of days, the Red Lodge area may see significant accumulations with this storm. Very cold air will be in place Friday into Monday when high temperatures will likely only be in the single digits at best with overnight lows single digits below and teens below zero. In addition, very gusty northerly winds will be likely across Southeast Montana Saturday and Sunday resulting in blowing snow, reduced visibilities and dangerously cold wind chills. At this time, the exact areas for the heavier snow along with snow amounts remain uncertain so please monitor our forecasts for the latest information, especially people traveling and those with calving interests.

Contact Us:
National Weather Service
406-652-0851



February 24, 2014 - Emergency Leave for ALL EMPLOYEES

Emergency Leave will be granted for all tribal program employees today, February 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm due to inclement weather and road conditions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at (406) 477-4844. Thank you.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Llevando Fisher, Tribal President

Download February 24, 2014 Emergency Leave for All Employees memo (pdf) pdf


February 24, 2014 - Winter Storm Warning

summer university program


February 21, 2014 - St. Patrick's Day Bingo Special at the Charging Horse Casino

summer university program


February 13, 2014 - Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Mountain

summer university program


February 13, 2014 - Football - Scouting Combine

round dance


February 12, 2014 - Sweet Heart Round Dance

round dance


February 11, 2014 - National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory

winter weather advisory


February 11, 2014 - Valentine's Day Special

valentines special


February 5, 2014 - To the Parents of the Northern Cheyenne Head Start Program

Just a reminder when the temperatures drop below -5, there will be no bus service. Head Start centers will be open for the children, parents will need to bring their children in and pick them up at their centers. This includes Lame Deer, Ashland and Busby Head Start centers.

Head Start services 3-5 year old children

If you have any questions, contact your Head Start center or the Transportation department at the following number 477-6346 x 21.

Please listen to KIKC 101.3 FM for future Head Start updates. Thank you and have a nice day, stay warm.


February 5, 2014 - Child Care Program February Newsletter

child care program

child care program


January 30, 2014 - CANCELLED Panel Discussion on Affordable Care Act CANCELLED

panel discussion


January 29, 2014 - Community Meal

community meal


January 29, 2014 - Women's Wellness Health Fair

women's wellness


January 27, 2014 - College Career Fair

college fair


January 27, 2014 - Chief Dull Knife Ethnobotany Research Project

culture project


January 22, 2014 - Tribal W-2 & 1099 Forms

To: Northern Cheyenne Tribal Programs - Northern Cheyenne Tribal School

From: Carlene Headswift, Acting Payroll Specialist
Matthew Woodenlegs, Acting Payroll Assistant

Northern Cheyenne tribal employee W-2's and 1099's for 2013 will be distributed in Central Finance on:

1/22/14 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1/23/14 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
1/24/14 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If it is necessary for someone to pick up your W-2/1099, please send them with a signed permission note.

All remaining W-2's or 1099's not picked up by 3:00 pm on Friday, January 24, 2014 will be mailed to the recipient's current address on file.

If there are any questions or concerns, the payroll dept. can be reached through email/phone at:

carlene.headswift@cheyennenation.com PH: 477-4807
matthew.woodenlegs@cheyennenation.com PH: 477-4818

Download January 22, 2014 Tribal W-2 * 1099 Forms Memo (pdf) pdf


January 17, 2014 - Certificate of Reservation-Wide Special General Election Results for Birney Council Seat

The undersigned, comprising at least a majority of the Reservation-Wide Election Board, hereby declare and certify as follows:

1. Reservation-Wide Results. All ballots, including absentee ballots, cast by the qualified voters of the Tribe in the Tribal special general election held in all five Reservation Districts on January 16, 2014, for the Birney Tribal Council Seat, have been canvassed and counted. The Reservation-Wide Election Board has determined that the following candidates each received the following total number of votes in the special general election:

Alberta Fisher - 182
Deanna "Dee Dee" Harris Small - 256

2. Winner. Accordingly, the following person has been selected to fill the vacant Birney Tribal Council Seat for the unexpired portion of Llevando "Cowboy" Fisher's term of office for the Birney Tribal Council Seat, which ends in November 2016 (and until his/her successor is sworn-in):

Deanna "Dee Dee" Harris Small

Signed Reservation-Wide Election Board
Julie Eagle
Nancy Fighting Bear
Matthew Woodenlegs
Thomasine Woodenlegs
Myrna McManus

Download Certificate of Reservation-Wide Speical General Election Results for Birney Tribal Council Seat (pdf) pdf


January 14, 2014 - Child Care Program January Newsletter

child care program

child care program


January 13, 2014 - Valentine's Day Special

valentines special


January 8, 2014 - Fort Robinson Breakout

fort robinson breakout


January 8, 2014 - CDKC Spring Semester 2014

cdkc spring semester 2014


January 3, 2014 - Winter Weather Advisory

winter weather


January 2, 2014 - Remembering Our Ancestors...

Remembering Our Ancestors...


December 31, 2013 - Women's Wellness Health Fair

women's wellness


December 26, 2013 - New Year's Eve Mega Bingo

bingo special


December 20, 2013 - Toys For Tots Muddy District

toys for tots


December 20, 2013 - Toys For Tots Lame Deer District

toys for tots


December 20, 2013 - Toys For Tots Busby District

toys for tots


December 20, 2013 - Toys For Tots Ashland District

toys for tots


December 20, 2013 - Christmas Card

Download December 2013 Child Care Newsletter (pdf) pdf

christmas card


December 19, 2013 - Certificate of Reservation-Wide Primary Election Results for Birney District Council Seat

The undersigned, comprising at least a majority of the Reservation-Wide Election Board, hereby declare and certify as follows:

1. Reservation-Wide Results. All ballots, including absentee ballots, cast by the qualified voters of the Tribe in the Tribal primary election held on December 17, 2013, have been canvassed and counted. Because the primary was confined to only one vacant Tribal Council Seat for the Birney District, the primary was held in that District only. The Reservation-Wide Election Board has determined that the following candidates received the following total number of votes from the voters in the primary election:

Birney Tribal Council Seat Candidates

Alberta Fisher - 12
Deanna "Dee Dee" Harris Small - 18
Kenneth Medicine Bull - 3
Florence Running Wolf - 5
Yulberton "Alec" Sandcrane - 8
Mark Wandering Medicine - 7

2. Final Candidates. Based on the above primary results, the following persons will be the final candidates in the forthcoming general election for the vacant Birney Tribal Council Seat on January 16, 2014 (list the two highest vote-getters, if there is a tie for second, also list the tied persons). There will be no write-in voting in the forthcoming general election.

Birney Tribal Council Seat

Deanna Dee Dee Harris Small
Alberta Fisher


Signed Reservation-Wide Election Board
Julie Eagle
Nancy Fighting Bear
Matthew Woodenlegs
Thomasine Woodenlegs
Myrna McManus

Download Certificate of Reservation-Wide Primary Election Results for Birney Tribal Council Seat (pdf) pdf


December 16, 2013 - Services for Victoria Wounded Whiteman

victoria wounded services


December 16, 2013 - White River Christmas Powwow

white river christmas powwow


December 11, 2013 - Parent Training

parent training


December 5, 2013 - Christmas Stroll

christmas stroll


December 4, 2013 - Southern Basketball Classic

basketball classics


December 3, 2013 - Administrative Leave for ALL EMPLOYEES

Administrative Leave will be granted for all tribal program employees today, December 3, 2013 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm due to inclement weather and road conditions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at (406) 477-4844. Thank you.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Winfield S. Russell, Acting Tribal President

Download December 3, 2013 Administrative Leave for All Employees memo (pdf) pdf


December 3, 2013 - Federal Register Notice - Violence Against Women

The Federal Register has published the Department of Justice's Final Notice on the Pilot Project for Tribal Jurisdiction over Crimes of Domestic Violence. The Pilot Project was established by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013). The official 16 page Final Notice is available at https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-28653 or is available as a PDF download below.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Sam Hirsch at Sam.Hirsch@usdoj.gov or Mr. Tracy Toulou, the Director of the Justice Department's Office of Tribal Justice, at OTJ@usdoj.gov

Download Pilot Project for Tribal Jurisdiction over Crimes of Domestic Violence Federal Register Final Notice (pdf) pdf


December 3, 2013 - Administrative Leave

Administrative Leave will be granted for all out of town tribal program employees today, December 3, 2013 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm due to inclement weather and road conditions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at (406) 477-4844. Thank you.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Llevando Fisher, Tribal President

Download December 3, 2013 Administrative Leave memo (pdf) pdf


December 2, 2013 - Letters of Interest

All Tribal members that are interested in being a part of the various boards to include, Board of Health, Culture Commission, Elderly Commission, Scholarship Committee, Utilities Commission, TERO Board, Natural Resources, Tribal Housing Authority Board, Grazing Board, Otter Creek Mine Board of Administrators, Gaming Commission, will submit Letters of Interest to the office of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal President no later than the close of business December 5, 2013. After all applicants have been reviewed the President shall select his Board members.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Llevando Fisher, Tribal President


December 2, 2013 - Closure of Dumpsites

dumpsite closures


November 27, 2013 - Notice of Primary Election to Fill Vacancy in Birney Tribal Council Seat

Notice is hereby given as follows:

1. Primary Election. On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, a Tribal primary election will be held in the Birney District of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation to fill a vacancy in the Birney Tribal Council Seat.

2. Time and Place to Vote. The polls will be open from approximately 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and will be located at the Birney Community Hall.

3. Who May Vote. All Tribal members aged 18 or older on the day of the primary election, who are on the Birney District's Voters List, and properly register on the day of the primary election at the Birney District polling place or properly apply for and obtain an absentee ballot, will be entitled to vote in the primary election.

4. Declared Candidates, Write-In Voting. The purpose of the primary election is to select final candidates for the Birney Tribal Council Seat, from among those Tribal members who properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy, paid the filing fee, and are otherwise qualified. Those persons are listed below (in alphabetical order). Write-in voting is also permitted. Each voter may vote for one candidate only.

Birney Tribal Council Seat

Alberta Fisher
Deanna "Dee Dee" Harris Small
Kenneth Medicine Bull
Florence Running Wolf
Yulberton "Alec" Sandcrane
Mark Wandering Medicine

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
by Melissa Lonebear, Tribal Secretary

Download Notice of Primary Election to Fill Vacancy in Birney Tribal Council Seat (pdf) pdf

November 26, 2013 - Christmas Bingo Special

christmas bingo special


November 25, 2013 - Drinking Water Test Results

Ashland - SAFE

Lame Deer - SAFE

Busby - SAFE

Birney - SAFE

Download Drinking Water Test Results (pdf) pdf

November 22, 2013 - Learning How to Get into the Driver's Seat - United Tribes Technical College News - For Release

UTTC Student Lajuanna Bull Coming (Northern Cheyenne) at the wheel of a semi-truck (United Tribes News photos by Dennis J. Neumann)

STEERING FOR A PLACE IN THE WORKFORCE

Bismarck (UTN) - When Lujuanna Bull Coming heard that a new program in truck-driver training was starting at United Tribes Technical College she jumped on it right away. "My whole life I wanted to be a semi driver," she says, practicing a back-up maneuver behind the steering-wheel of a shiny red semi-truck. Her brother LeWarren spotted the UTTC offering first and said "let's go." That was in August and Bull Coming, a single mother, moved her three teen-aged kids to Bismarck from Lame Deer, MT. Now she and her brother and three other would-be drivers are within reach of having a ticket into the booming regional workfoce: a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

HANDS ON STYLE

This is the first cohort of students in a 16 week training that teaches commercial truck driving (CDL) and basic heavy equipment operation (HEO). The two are part of UTTC's workforce training program known as DeMaND. Separate instructional tracks are offered in welding, electrician's training, and GIS. "I can't wait to get to class in the morning," says Bull Coming. "One thing I like here is that it's all Native. You get a lot of support." That's one of the benefits of being on the campus of one of the nation's leading tribal colleges along with students from over 60 other tribes. "Indians learn with a hands-on style," says Mary Ann Maulson, another student who came from Wisconsin with the dream of one-day owning her own trucking business. Maulson brought along her four children and they live in housing on the UTTC campus. The relatively short duration matches the timeline of one college semester and the training goes by quickly.

VALUE ADDED

Maulson and the others can train at the wheel of the college's two big rigs because they were prepared from the outset to pass a written test for their "learner's license." The North Dakota Dept. of Transportation's multi-part test was "a tough one," with lots of questions about general knowledge of the field, the equipment and safety features, and rules. On their instructional permits are endorsements for driving a tank vehicle, passenger and school busses, and double or triple trailers. The group will also earn certificates in OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, Hazardous Materials and Flagging, all adding value and marketability in the workplace.

MORE OPPORTUNITY

Another student, William Brave Bull of Solen, ND, had some training but never drove a big rig or operated heavy equipment. "It was intimidating at first but that goes away," he says after stepping out of the cab of a front-end loader. "Every time it gets a little easier; you have more confidence." Brave Bull was working as a custodian and looking for something with better wages. "There's just more opportunities and better paying jobs with a CDL," he says. To connect the training with opportunities, UTTC's workforce programs are advised by employers and plugged-in to the state's jobs agency. Job Service North Dakota helped Brave Bull prepare a resume' and get a job application into the Job Service system. Support for tuition, books, fees and required tools is available through another program, Skill-Build-ND, funded by the US Dept. of Labor. Brave Bull says he would like a job locally but he's prepared to go to oil country if that's what it takes. "I want to support my kids and family," he says. "These are skills that can be used all over."

FINAL TEST

All of UTTC's budding drivers hope to shift into the job market when they pass the final hurdle of thier training; a behind-the-wheel test. "I'm a little bit concerned, yes, a few butterflies," says Maulson about the driving test administered by the DOT. "Especially over the part where we have to drive the backhoe and front-end loader onto the trailer." Challenging as that sounds, the training they've received will have them prepared. When they pass the test they'll pocket a Class A, Type 1 CDL and be ready to steer into the workforce. All of UTTC's workforce programs begin a new cycle of training in January. For more information visit http://demandworkforce.com/, www.uttc.edu, 701-255-3285, toll free 1-888-643-888.

uttc student LeWarren Whiteman (Northern Cheyenne) Lame Deer, MT, operating a back-hoe

uttc students

November 21, 2013 - Letter of Appreciation from Northern Cheyenne Vice-President Winfield S. Russell Veterans Day Honoring at the Little Wolf Capital Building and Birney Pow-Wow Veterans Day, 2013

There is great honor, respect and wisdom inherent in our Cheyenne way of life, especially in our traditional practice of giving remembrance to our military veterans. The people who participated in the Veterans Day Flag Raising at the Little Wolf Capital Building and the Birney Village Pow-Wow from November 9-11, 2013 have demonstrated their high esteem for the Cheyenne men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces and the Cheyenne military forces prior to involvement with the US Branches of Military. As the Vice-President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe and as a veteran of the US Marine Corps I wholeheartedly extend my gratitude to all the people, Tribal members and others, who took time to reflect on the service of our military men and women, past and present, who have devoted their lives to protect our Country and the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

It was a personal honor to have been asked to cut the cake recognizing the 238th anniversary of the creation of the US Marine Corps by the 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia on November 10, 1775. In the truest sense we have a high regard or great respect for our tribesmen who have taken part or experienced armed conflict on our behalf. The gathering of people at the Veterans Day events at the Capital Building and Birney brought out the best in the families and friends in attendance as we were once again inspired by the display of photographs of family members who have served or are currently serving in the US Armed Forces. Nothing compares to the self-sacrifice made by these special military people in our midst and for those who have passed on. They will be remembered as part of the eternal history of the Northern Cheyenne people. I want to personally thank all community members for making the 2013 Veterans Day activities an honorable occasion.

My office would like to give a special thank you to the following people: the Color Guard for posting the flags; to the individuals that assisted in decorating the Tribal Council Chambers; the families that provided the food, served at the feast and cleaned up afterward; the Last Bear Drum Group for singing the appropriate traditional songs; to President Fisher for his speech at the Pow-Wow in support of all veterans in Indian Country; and, Mr. Art Alden, a guest, who came from Crow Agency and spoke at this activity. Throughout history military veterans are honored because we recognize in them courage to help end war and violence and restore peace between people, they remind us how fortunate we are. Let us instill these honorable practices to our children, grandchildren and those yet coming across the gates of birth.

Winfield S. Russell, Vice-President
Northern Cheyenne Tribe


November 19, 2013 - Inaugural Feed

inaugural feed


November 19, 2013 - Notice Soliciting Candidates for Tribal Election to Fill Vacancy in Birney Tribal Council Seat

Notice is hereby given as follows:

1. Primary Election. On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, a Tribal primary election will be held to fill a vacancy in the Birney Tribal Council seat. The purpose of the primary is to select final candidates for that position. The primary election will be followed by a Tribal general election to be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014. The winning candidate will serve out the unexpired portion of Llevando "Cowboy" Fisher's term of office, which ends in November 2016 (and until his/her successor is sworn - in).

2. Candidate Filing Deadline. If you wish to have your name placed on the primary ballot as a candidate for the Council Seat, you must file a signed Declaration of Candidacy with, and pay a filing fee to, the Tribal Secretary no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, November 22, 2013. The Declaration of Candidacy form is available from the Tribal Secretary.

3. Filing Fee. The filing fee is $200.00. All filing fees must be paid by certified or cashier's check or money order and are non-refundable.

4. Qualifying for General Election. If you are qualified to run as provided in paragraph 5 below, and you promptly file a Declaration of Candidacy and pay the filing fee, you will be listed on the primary ballot as a candidate for the Council seat. If you are successful in the primary, or if no primary is held (in circumstances permitted by the Tribal Election Ordinance), you will be listed as a candidate for that seat on the official ballot for the general election.

5. Candidate Qualifications. In addition to properly filing a Declaration of Candidacy and paying the filing fee, you must have the following minimum qualifications:

- Enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
- At least 21 years old on date of general election.
- Customarily and actually reside in the Birney District for six months before the date set for the primary election through the date on which the general election is held.
- if elected, continue to so reside through the term of office.

6. Candidates Solicited. Qualified members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are hereby solicited as candidates.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
by Melissa Lonebear, Tribal Secretary

Download Notice Soliciting Candidates for Tribal Election to Fill Vacancy in Birney Tribal Council Seat (pdf) pdf

November 15, 2013 - NCTS Fall Banquet

ncts fall banquet


November 14, 2013 - Patriotic Concert

patriotic concert


November 12, 2013 - Holiday Special

Casino Holiday Special


November 7, 2013 - CHR Give-Away

CHR Give-Away


November 5, 2013 - Veterans Day Celebration

veterans day celebration

VOLUNTEERS: Mary Ann Bearcomesout, Linda Simpson, Cleone Hiwalking, Roseanne Headswift, Stacy Joiner, Joyce Threefingers, Mina Seminole, Letha Whitewolf, Eloise Whitewolf


November 1, 2013 - Veterans Day Flags

veterans day flags


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