Anna Bull Shoe sits at her kitchen table in Brown­ing, read­ing from a thick doc­u­ment nam­ing enrolled mem­bers of the Black­feet tribe. Bull Shoe uses the doc­u­ment to ver­ify sig­na­tures on her peti­tion to remove the entire Black­feet Tribal Busi­ness Coun­cil. To sign the peti­tion, a tribal mem­ber must be 18 and eli­gi­ble to vote.
 Shortly after strik­ing a tem­po­rary deal with Black­feet Busi­ness Coun­cil Chair­man Willie A. Sharp Jr. to pay tribal employ­ees, coun­cil­men Leonard Guardipee, left, and Roger Run­ning Crane, cen­ter, talk with fired tribal employ­ees at the Log Cabin Coun­cil head­quar­ters at a closed cafe in Brown­ing. Fifty five to 60 tribal employ­ees were fired. The arrange­ment between coun­cils held for one week.
 Three of the seven Willie A. Sharp Jr. fac­tion mem­bers, Cheryl Lit­tle Dog, left, Leon Vielle and Sharp, send out a live tele­cast to the Black­feet Nation from tribal head­quar­ters. The tele­cast was in response to tribal pay­checks being late again. Dur­ing the tele­cast, Vielle called the Log Cabin Coun­cil “extor­tion­ists” and “ter­ror­ists,” say­ing their cor­rup­tion would not be tol­er­ated and they would not bend to the Log Cabin Council’s demands regard­ing pay­checks. Shortly after, Sharp, Vielle and Lit­tle Dog talked with the Log Cabin Coun­cil and agreed to pay tribal employees.
 Anna Bull Shoe, left, Kila Bird and Anne Pol­lock visit the house they aim to move into by sum­mer. In the com­ing months, Bull Shoe plans to ren­o­vate the house to make it liv­able for her fam­ily of eight.
 Mis­tee Rides At The Door was put on admin­is­tra­tive leave after refus­ing to file a restrain­ing order against Coun­cil­man Roger Run­ning Crane on behalf of the Sharp faction.
 Roger Run­ning Crane, cen­ter, talks with fired appel­late Judge Julene Ken­nerly, right, and Shawn Augare shortly after a deal was struck between the Log Cabin Coun­cil and the Sharp Fac­tion to pay tribal employees.
 Caution tape blows in the wind in front of the Tribal Headquarters in Browning, Montana. 
 Black­feet Tribal Busi­ness Coun­cil can­di­date, Nathan De Roche, left, talks about tribal reform dur­ing a Black­feet Against Cor­rup­tion meet­ing. BAC is an activist group that sup­ports the Sharp Faction.
 Bryon Farmer, (cen­ter) shakes hands with Coun­cil­man Paul McEv­ers. McEv­ers was pre­vi­ously sus­pended from the tribal coun­cil then brought back on after the coun­cil brought back after the schism in Octo­ber. Farmer is one of the lead­ers of Black­feet Against Cor­rup­tion, an activist group that sup­ports the Sharp Faction.
 Clouds hang over the land out­side of Brown­ing on the Black­feet Indian Reservation.
 Percy, Bull Shoe`s grandson, walks around the property on Badger Creek that Bull Shoe plans to fix up to house her large family.
 Anna Bull Shoe sits at her kitchen table in Brown­ing, read­ing from a thick doc­u­ment nam­ing enrolled mem­bers of the Black­feet tribe. Bull Shoe uses the doc­u­ment to ver­ify sig­na­tures on her peti­tion to remove the entire Black­feet Tribal Busi­ness Coun­cil. To sign the peti­tion, a tribal mem­ber must be 18 and eli­gi­ble to vote.
Anna Bull Shoe sits at her kitchen table in Brown­ing, read­ing from a thick doc­u­ment nam­ing enrolled mem­bers of the Black­feet tribe. Bull Shoe uses the doc­u­ment to ver­ify sig­na­tures on her peti­tion to remove the entire Black­feet Tribal Busi­ness Coun­cil. To sign the peti­tion, a tribal mem­ber must be 18 and eli­gi­ble to vote.
 Shortly after strik­ing a tem­po­rary deal with Black­feet Busi­ness Coun­cil Chair­man Willie A. Sharp Jr. to pay tribal employ­ees, coun­cil­men Leonard Guardipee, left, and Roger Run­ning Crane, cen­ter, talk with fired tribal employ­ees at the Log Cabin Coun­cil head­quar­ters at a closed cafe in Brown­ing. Fifty five to 60 tribal employ­ees were fired. The arrange­ment between coun­cils held for one week.
Shortly after strik­ing a tem­po­rary deal with Black­feet Busi­ness Coun­cil Chair­man Willie A. Sharp Jr. to pay tribal employ­ees, coun­cil­men Leonard Guardipee, left, and Roger Run­ning Crane, cen­ter, talk with fired tribal employ­ees at the Log Cabin Coun­cil head­quar­ters at a closed cafe in Brown­ing. Fifty five to 60 tribal employ­ees were fired. The arrange­ment between coun­cils held for one week.
 Three of the seven Willie A. Sharp Jr. fac­tion mem­bers, Cheryl Lit­tle Dog, left, Leon Vielle and Sharp, send out a live tele­cast to the Black­feet Nation from tribal head­quar­ters. The tele­cast was in response to tribal pay­checks being late again. Dur­ing the tele­cast, Vielle called the Log Cabin Coun­cil “extor­tion­ists” and “ter­ror­ists,” say­ing their cor­rup­tion would not be tol­er­ated and they would not bend to the Log Cabin Council’s demands regard­ing pay­checks. Shortly after, Sharp, Vielle and Lit­tle Dog talked with the Log Cabin Coun­cil and agreed to pay tribal employees.
Three of the seven Willie A. Sharp Jr. fac­tion mem­bers, Cheryl Lit­tle Dog, left, Leon Vielle and Sharp, send out a live tele­cast to the Black­feet Nation from tribal head­quar­ters. The tele­cast was in response to tribal pay­checks being late again. Dur­ing the tele­cast, Vielle called the Log Cabin Coun­cil “extor­tion­ists” and “ter­ror­ists,” say­ing their cor­rup­tion would not be tol­er­ated and they would not bend to the Log Cabin Council’s demands regard­ing pay­checks. Shortly after, Sharp, Vielle and Lit­tle Dog talked with the Log Cabin Coun­cil and agreed to pay tribal employees.
 Anna Bull Shoe, left, Kila Bird and Anne Pol­lock visit the house they aim to move into by sum­mer. In the com­ing months, Bull Shoe plans to ren­o­vate the house to make it liv­able for her fam­ily of eight.
Anna Bull Shoe, left, Kila Bird and Anne Pol­lock visit the house they aim to move into by sum­mer. In the com­ing months, Bull Shoe plans to ren­o­vate the house to make it liv­able for her fam­ily of eight.
 Mis­tee Rides At The Door was put on admin­is­tra­tive leave after refus­ing to file a restrain­ing order against Coun­cil­man Roger Run­ning Crane on behalf of the Sharp faction.
Mis­tee Rides At The Door was put on admin­is­tra­tive leave after refus­ing to file a restrain­ing order against Coun­cil­man Roger Run­ning Crane on behalf of the Sharp faction.
 Roger Run­ning Crane, cen­ter, talks with fired appel­late Judge Julene Ken­nerly, right, and Shawn Augare shortly after a deal was struck between the Log Cabin Coun­cil and the Sharp Fac­tion to pay tribal employees.
Roger Run­ning Crane, cen­ter, talks with fired appel­late Judge Julene Ken­nerly, right, and Shawn Augare shortly after a deal was struck between the Log Cabin Coun­cil and the Sharp Fac­tion to pay tribal employees.
 Caution tape blows in the wind in front of the Tribal Headquarters in Browning, Montana. 
Caution tape blows in the wind in front of the Tribal Headquarters in Browning, Montana. 
 Black­feet Tribal Busi­ness Coun­cil can­di­date, Nathan De Roche, left, talks about tribal reform dur­ing a Black­feet Against Cor­rup­tion meet­ing. BAC is an activist group that sup­ports the Sharp Faction.
Black­feet Tribal Busi­ness Coun­cil can­di­date, Nathan De Roche, left, talks about tribal reform dur­ing a Black­feet Against Cor­rup­tion meet­ing. BAC is an activist group that sup­ports the Sharp Faction.
 Bryon Farmer, (cen­ter) shakes hands with Coun­cil­man Paul McEv­ers. McEv­ers was pre­vi­ously sus­pended from the tribal coun­cil then brought back on after the coun­cil brought back after the schism in Octo­ber. Farmer is one of the lead­ers of Black­feet Against Cor­rup­tion, an activist group that sup­ports the Sharp Faction.
Bryon Farmer, (cen­ter) shakes hands with Coun­cil­man Paul McEv­ers. McEv­ers was pre­vi­ously sus­pended from the tribal coun­cil then brought back on after the coun­cil brought back after the schism in Octo­ber. Farmer is one of the lead­ers of Black­feet Against Cor­rup­tion, an activist group that sup­ports the Sharp Faction.
 Clouds hang over the land out­side of Brown­ing on the Black­feet Indian Reservation.
Clouds hang over the land out­side of Brown­ing on the Black­feet Indian Reservation.
 Percy, Bull Shoe`s grandson, walks around the property on Badger Creek that Bull Shoe plans to fix up to house her large family.
Percy, Bull Shoe`s grandson, walks around the property on Badger Creek that Bull Shoe plans to fix up to house her large family.
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