- Associated Press - Friday, March 1, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana tribal judge has recognized one of two contenders for the chairmanship of the Crow Tribe in order to allow tribal business to continue during a dispute over the position.

The Billings Gazette reports that Alvin Not Afraid will remain chairman during ongoing litigation to determine the outcome of a January vote to remove him and secretary R. Knute Old Crow from office.

Tribe Vice-Chairman Carlson Goes Ahead orchestrated the effort to take the chairmanship from Not Afraid, while Vice-Secretary Shawn Backbone asserts he is the tribe’s new secretary in place of Old Crow.

The judge said Thursday that a preliminary injunction to stop Not Afraid’s removal was not sufficient to make a permanent ruling, but he will remain in his position for now.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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