Voices of Montana

Voices of Montana
Voices of Montana
Enforcement Authority in Question on Flathead Reservation

Judicial authority over tribal felony prosecutions on the Flathead Reservation is in flux as the state of Montana and Lake County haggle over who foots the bill. The Montana Supreme Court, the Governor’s office, and Lake County officials are all involved in sorting through the conflict, while the CSKT tribe awaits.

Area lawmaker, Rep. Joe Read, who carried legislation addressing many of the issues, joins Voices of Montana to explain the controversy and the path for resolution.

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