Twice-removed Montana tribe leader reclaims position
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana tribal official who had been removed from office twice is back in office.
The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that Northern Cheyenne Tribe President L. Jace Killsback has resumed his post following an order by Tribal Judge D. Michael Feakin.
Killsback was removed by the Tribal Council in October 2017. He won back his seat by a tight margin in a Jan. 3 special election. His opponent, Donna Fisher, filed a lawsuit challenging the election outcome.
The initial judge presiding over the case, John Robinson, subsequently issued a stay on Killsback’s inauguration and an order barring him from the tribe’s administrative offices in Lame Deer.
Robinson, however, last week recused himself after Killsback filed a motion challenging his impartiality.
Feakin then issued an order vacating Robinson’s orders.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com