Blackfeet Tribal Council member Betty N. Cooper is the delegate from Blackfeet country, representing Chairman Allen Talks About, at the event.She
explained the Association, which is sponsored by the US Department of Interior
, held listening conferences throughout the region in 2004, but this year decided to do tribal-specific conferences with four tribes.Cooper
put in an application for the Blackfeet Tribe, and next week the panel convenes at BCC
"It's not just for trust issues, but also for the tribal government to look at its relationship with the federal government to work for solutions," Cooper
said.The Intertribal group listens to testimony from tribal members about the federal government's trust relationship with the tribe, gathering evidence from those most affected by the fed's stance toward Indian nations.