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Open Container Law to be enforced POPLAR � Drinking alcoholic beverages out in the open in public places is being banned as the Reservation Safety Committee on Tuesday directed the BIA Law Enforcement to carry out enforcement of the open container law to the fullest extent, committee chairman Arlyn Headdress stated. The tribal prosecutor told the police to "just cite" those with violating the law, said Headdress, but we want enforcement. People can be arrested for this violation, he said. The Tribal Executive Board recently moved to close the Dago Bend area in Poplar to drinkig parties, and attempted to do the same for the Poplar American Legion Park, however that action was tabled until the committee could discuss amendments to the present law to include penalties, offenses and designated areas. On Monday, the Tribal Executive Board went on record to request the tribal attornies to draft amendments to the open container law to this effect and to include a ban on all alcoholic beverages in open, public places. The law now prohibits "intoxicating beverages" that contain more than .5 percent alcohol. Headdress said beer sold here contains .3 percent alcohol. The Reservation Safety Committee wants open liquor containers banned from areas used for family orientated activities. Open containers are getting out of hand, with broken bottles and cans littering the streets and other areas across the reservation, said Headdress. Property is being destroyed at drinking parties, trees are being burned and chopped down, he said. Enforcing the law won't stop everyone, but it will curb the problem, said Headdress, who stated he is an advocate of banning the sale of bottled beer on the reservation due to broken glass. A lot of people suffer due to flattened tires, it's unsightly, "Let's get a little pride back," he said. The Tribes adopted the open container ordinance in October, i-987. It is part of Title III -Criminal Offenses Chapter 4. Crimes Against the Public Order, under Subchapter B. Drugs, Alcohol and Related Offenses, Sec. 405a. "Unlawful possession of an open vessel containing an intoxicating beverage in a public place." The tribal law states: "A person who possesses in a public place on the reservation an open vessel (Page 7�Law) Tribal Travel 1988 Pages 5&9 FPCC Fall Quarter Schedule �Pages 6-7� Tribal Board Action July 19, 1988 �Page 9� _i O oi <<" whir's1 "-so! o CL Wotanin Wo wan i ^ 40<t VOL 19 NO. 31 'Serving the Fort Peck Reservation' if AUGUST 11,1988 Tribal Board Briefs � Scene at the head on, two car coilison west of Poplar that took the life of one woman and injured four others. Traffic had to be rerouted in the accident that had alcohol involved. Poplar woman dies in car wreck POPLAR � A two-car, head-on collision approximately Vh miles west of Poplar killed Poplar woman, Zelda M. Grant, 53, and injured four other people on U.S. Highway 2 on Friday, August 5, according to BIA acting Agency Special Officer Duane T. Smith. Grant vyas fatally injured in the 10:32 a.m. accident that sent two other women, a baby and a man to hospitals. The FBI authorized an autopsy on the. victim and the body was flown to Billings with Smith and BIA Officer Dale DeCoteau. Investigation shows that Grant was riding in the front seat of a 1979 Dodge driven by Crystal L. Lester, 18, Poplar, traveling west when an eastbound 1977 Mer- cury Cougar crossed into her lane. Lynwood Dale Big Leggins, 20, Frazer, was alone in the Cougar, traveling east when he crossea into the other lane. According to the Montana Highway Patrol, Lester started to pull into the eastbound lane in an attempt to avoid the oncoming car, but the Cougar then veererJ back into its lane. The cars collided head on in the center of the highway. The wreckage of the demolished cars blocked the two-lane highway for 2!/2 hours while the Poplar Ambulance assisted the victims and a three-agency accident investigation began. Grant died shortly after the ac- cident in the Poplar Community Hospital. Lester and passengers Pauline Syble Grant, 25, Poplar, were taken to the Mercy Hospital in Williston, ND. Thirteen month old Antonio W. Sepulveda, the fourth occupant in the Lester car, was hospitalized in Poplar. Big Leggins was treated for head injuries at the Poplar hospital. MHP officer Butch Olson said alcohol used by Big Leggins was considered a factor 'in the accident. The accident was under investigation by the BIA Law Enforcement Services, the FBI and the (Page 3�Wreck) Oil and Gas Lease set for Sept. POPLAR � SEALED BIDS will be received until 10 a.m., local time, September 22, 1988 and opened immediately thereafter at the Fort Peck Tribal Activity Center located in Poplar, Montana, for the leasing of oil and gas rights of 48 Tribally-owned lands comprising 5,828.56 acres, more or less, 226 Individually-owned trust or restricted lands comprising 37,333.29 acres, more or less, and 11 Individually-owned Turtle Mountain lands comprising 1,674.88 acres, more or less, and located in Roosevelt, Valley, Daniels and Sheridan Counties, Montana. Interested parties are welcome to attend. Upon completion of the sealed bid opening, the high sealed bid will be declared the high bid. Each sealed bid must be accompanied by a deposit of at least 25 percent of the bonus offer. All deposits are to be made by certified checks, cashier's checks, or postal money order, and make payable to BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. Sight drafts and company/personal checks will not be accepted. The sale will be conducted under regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior, 25 CFR 212, the Act of March 3, 1909 as to individually-owned lands and 25 CFR 211, the Act of May 11, 1938 as to Tribally-owned lands. Lessees must abide by and conform to any and all regulations to the Secretary of the Interior now or hereafter in force relative to such leases including CFR 221: Provided that no regulations hereafter approved shall affect a change in rate of royalty or annual rental herein specified without the written consent of the parties to a lease. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. The allotted lands are being offered subject to the acceptance of the individual Indian owners, or the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board in the case of Tribal Lands. The adequacy of the bonus offer will be considered by the Authorized Officer' of the Bureau of Land Management. Please be advised that the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board has established that a minimum bid of no less than $25.00 per acre will be considered on Tribally-owned lands only. A separate lease will be drawn on the applicable form for each tract of land. Subject to the foregoing, leases will be awarded to the bidder who offers the highest bonus money on a per-tract basis. At the discretion or the Superintendent of the Fort Peck Agency, adjustment may be made of the annual rental because of difference that may be found in the acreage as stated in this advertisement. Conditional or alternate bids will not be considered. No drilling propositions will be considered as part of the bonus offer. Place each bid with remittance in a separate, sealed, plain envelope on which the TRACT NUMBER is stated. Place all bid envelopes in one large envelope marked: Bids for Oil and Gas Lease Sale No. 9/88 - Not to be opened until 10 a.m. local time, September 22, 1988. and address to the Superintendent, Fort Peck Agency, Box 637, Poplar, Montana 59255. Within 30 days after notification of being the successful bidder, the bidder must remit the balance of the bonus, the first year's rental, the filing fee of $25.00 and the advertising fee of $10.00 (or the proportionate share of advertising costs) and shall file with the Superintendent the lease in completed form. All successful bidders will be required to prepare their own leases on a standard government form provided, and obtain the signature of the Chairman of the Fort Peck Tribes as lessor on Tribal lands and the signature of all Indian lessors on Allotted land. (Page9-Oil&Gas) Enterprise to build roads Tribes approve of free labor to FPHA participants POPLAR-The Tribes will provide the labor, but Ft. Peck Housing Authority mutual help participants must pay for their own materials for roads to be built to their scattered sites, the Tribal Executive Board decided at their meeting on Monday, Aug. 8. Tribal Enterprise can build the roads, the BIA will build the approaches and, hopefully, provide the gravel, however the FPHA participant having a home built on a scattered site must provide for their own materials. FPHA does not have the money for the roads, and the roads must be put in before the houses are built, according to Enterprise director Phillip Granbois. Thirteen people want roads built, he said, and some of them feel it's the Tribes responsibility to build the roads. Granbois proposed the Tribes charge $50 an hour for the labor Enterprise would do, however, he said, that is up to the council to decide - should it be a free service or should the Tribes charge. Half of the people are willing to pay, he said, and one woman already paid Enterprise $1400 for a road to her home south of Wolf Point. Councilman Caleb Shields, in making the motion for the Tribes to pay, said they have always supported the concept of free labor, but the individual must pay for their own materials. The council voted 6 for, 3 opposed and 2 not voting for the motion. Granbois said Enterprise is hoping to get excess gravel from the BIA and the most expense to individuals would be for culverts. Granbois said FPHA wants the roads built before the homesite is started, and he didn't know if Enterprise could keep up. It takes them up to two weeks for a one mile road, he told the council. Briefly, in other council action on Monday, they voted 7 for, one opposed, to authorize the Juvenile Court in Poplar to move into the doublewide trailer next door. According to a report from the Reservation Safety Committee, the Wolf Point Courts, who were supposed to move into the doublewide once it's moved to Wolf Point, want to stay where they are now at - which is the former Juvenile Detention Center in Wolf Point. Spotted Bull Treatment Center personnel, now in Poplar, was supposed to move into the former detention center, don't want to move to Wolf Point. The Juvenile Court personnel, in a single wide, want the larger space. Shiefds, the only person opposing the motion, said the tribal council has resolutions on both matters, but the staff doesn't want to comply. It seems like the council is "succombing to their wishes" and go for an easier route, he said, it's easier to decide to let the Juvenile Court move in. Shields said he thought the SB-TC was for clients and not the staff. The conditions of the present SBTC are "horrible" and the building should be condemned, he said. We have resolutions on these and there is also a Wolf Point Community Organization resolution requesting the Wolf Point court move into the doublewide, so we're not listening the a community request either, said Shields, calling this motion a "political thing" and letting people have their way. Councilman Gene Culbertson said this was discussed with SBTC director last week and he reported to him that most of his staff didn't care if they moved. On Aug. 15 they will be breaking ground for a new SBTC, said Culbertson, and rather than move and set up in the temporary building, they will wait for the new one. Shields said the new center is for youth. Culbertson said there would be beds for adults. The Tribes had allocated $5000 to move the doublewide to Wolf' Point for their court. New vice chair selected Whitehead WPC0 Chairman POPLAR � The Poplar Community Organization selected Ron Buckles as the new vice-chairman at the July 19 monthly meeting. The community also selected a new board of directors for the Scoot-and-Skate Roller Rink. Elected as chairman of the board for a 3-year term was Emery Red Eagle; vice-chairwoman Myrna Char-bonneau for a 3-year term; secretary Helen Ricker for a 2-year term, treasurer Carol Azure tor a 2-year term, and Gail Wetsit Johnson, a board member serving 1 year. At their first meeting, they are to select a high school student representative and alternate to complete the seating of the board of directors. The community also went on record to disallow videotaping of their meetings. Community chairman Rusty Cantrell said it was brought to his attention that elderly people were uncomfortable with the videotaping of the May community meeting Dy Levi Olson. "It's immaterial to me, I don't care if the meetings are videotaped, but some elderly people didn't like it," he told the meeting. Fifty-one people voted against taping of meetings. The Poplar Community Constitution and By-Laws was amended that only tribal members who are residents of Poplar can vote in community business. Previously the constitution stated that non-tribal members married to tribal members could vote, however the Tribal Council disapproved this portion. Poplar went on record that the Tribal Executive Board begin work on a Code of Ethics for all tribal entities and organizations. Discussion of tribal travel brought on this discussion. The question was asked if the tribal chairman can require people who travel on tribal money to make trip reports to the communities. Tribal chairman Ray White Tail Feather, who was at the meeting, said it's part of the government function of the Tribes to have a representative go on a delegation. The majority of the delegations are beneficial to the Tribes, and most pertain to various programs the Tribes operate and are necessary, he said, they are the "bread and butter" type delegations. There's workshops, seminars, and various meetings the tribal council may attend, he explained. All delegations are authorized through a committee and are presented to the tribal council for decision, said the chairman. We need reports in the Wotanin Wowapi on what they went for and what good it does (Page 2 �Poplar) WOLF POINT-Bill Whitehead was selected as the new chairman of the Wolf Point Community Organization at their regular monthly meeting held July 18. Wayne MarteTl was nominated to va vacancy on the WPCO Casino board of directors. In other action, the community voted to have an ex-officio/liaison from the Roosevelt County Sheriffs Dept. and BIA Law Enforcement at every regular monthly meeting. They will also send a thank-you letter to both law enforcement departments for coming to their July meeting. The WPCO Casino part-time secretary position was to have been advertised for two weeks and the executive committee was to select from the applicants on the first Monday of the month, which was Aug. 1. In the Audit Committee report given by Earlene Azure, it was reported they are still working on the policies for donations and that it was hard to decide about In other briefs, the Tribal Executive Board approved of the $247,474 BIA Higher Education allocation for 1989. According to the Tribes Educational and Career Opportunities Services director Spike Bighorn, of the 117 people who applied, 102 received funding, and 15 did not. Bighorn said ECOS has a budget, they go by that amount and when they get to that amount, they don't spend anymore. He said the 117 who applied met the deadlines, but ECOS ran out of money, they are $54,000 short. All of the students who did not receive BIA Higher Education funds are undergraduates, 7 are at Ft. Peck Community College and the rest are around the state. Some of them won't be able to go, but others have Pell grants to cover them, said Bighorn. Due to incomplete files, 130 were ineligible to be considered, he reported to the council. If they had, there would have been even more to fund, he said. All students who were funded last year received funds again this year, said Bighorn, and they picked up 15 extra students. The people left off were new students and those who have been out of school for years. Students who didn't receive higher education funds have 30 days to appeal. A motion to allow common-law couples to serve as licensed foster parents was defeated 7 opposed, with 4 voting for it. Whether to license an unmarried couple by the Tribes Foster Home Licensing Program became an issue recently when one common-law couple was issued a provisional license and children placed with them. However, when their unmarried status became an issue, the children were removed and replaced in another licensed home, according to the FHLP director Michelle Headdress. (Page 3 �Briefs) Bill Whitehead the medical amount and who would be eligible. In the treasurers report by lyola Bearcub, July's opening balance was $575.44, with $75 for the July meeting expense and $50 for a deatb, leaving an ending balance of $450.44. There were no deposits. The committee also voted to support the efforts of the National Organization of Victims of Crimes in purposing amendments to Congress for restoring ap- (Page 2 �Wolf Point)
|Title||Wotanin wowapi 1988-08-11|
|Geographic Coverage||Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)|
|Description||Vol.19 No.31 - Wotanin wowapi : Official newspaper of the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes - Poplar, MT|
|Publisher||Poplar, Mont. : Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board|
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Open Container Law to be enforced
POPLAR � Drinking alcoholic beverages out in the open in public places is being banned as the Reservation Safety Committee on Tuesday directed the BIA Law Enforcement to carry out enforcement of the open container law to the fullest extent, committee chairman Arlyn Headdress stated.
The tribal prosecutor told the police to "just cite" those with violating the law, said Headdress, but we want enforcement. People can be arrested for this violation, he said.
The Tribal Executive Board recently moved to close the Dago Bend area in Poplar to drinkig parties, and attempted to do the
same for the Poplar American Legion Park, however that action was tabled until the committee could discuss amendments to the present law to include penalties, offenses and designated areas.
On Monday, the Tribal Executive Board went on record to request the tribal attornies to draft amendments to the open container law to this effect and to include a ban on all alcoholic beverages in open, public places. The law now prohibits "intoxicating beverages" that contain more than .5 percent alcohol.
Headdress said beer sold here contains .3 percent alcohol.
The Reservation Safety Committee wants open liquor containers banned from areas used for family orientated activities. Open containers are getting out of hand, with broken bottles and cans littering the streets and other areas across the reservation, said Headdress. Property is being destroyed at drinking parties, trees are being burned and chopped down, he said.
Enforcing the law won't stop everyone, but it will curb the problem, said Headdress, who stated he is an advocate of banning the sale of bottled beer on the reservation due to broken glass. A lot of people suffer due to
flattened tires, it's unsightly, "Let's get a little pride back," he said.
The Tribes adopted the open container ordinance in October, i-987. It is part of Title III -Criminal Offenses Chapter 4. Crimes Against the Public Order, under Subchapter B. Drugs, Alcohol and Related Offenses, Sec. 405a. "Unlawful possession of an open vessel containing an intoxicating beverage in a public place."
The tribal law states: "A person who possesses in a public place on the reservation an open vessel
Tribal Travel 1988
FPCC Fall Quarter Schedule
Action July 19, 1988
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