FORT BELKNAP ASSINIBOINE (NAKODA) &
GROS VENTRE (A-A-NI-NIN) TRIBES
- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, headquartered in Fort Belknap Agency, is ranked fifth in land base with 652,000 acres.
- There are 6,693 enrolled tribal members, of whom 3,429 live on or near the reservation.
- The reservation is home to two tribes, the Assiniboine and the Gros Ventre. The Assiniboine refer to themselves as "Nakoda" meaning the generous ones. The Gros Ventre call themselves "A-A-NI-NIN" meaning the White Clay People.
- The main industry is agriculture, consisting of cattle ranches, raising alfalfa hay for feed and larger dry land farms.
- The tribe's annual celebrations include Lodgepole Pow Wow in June. Milk River Indian Days in July and Hays Pow Wow in August.
Constitution and By-laws for the
Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation
Fort Belknap Indian Community Council consists of the President and the Vice President, who are elected to serve a four year term. Eight Council Members, consisting of four Gros Ventres and four Assiniboine members are elected every two years. The President and Vice President appoint a Secretary Treasurer, who serves four years.
The current membership of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council include:
- Tracy King, President 2009-2013
- Mel Adams Doney, Vice-President 2009-2013
- Phyllis Pond Culbertson, Secretary/Treasurer Appointed
- Donovan Archambault, Council Member 2011-2013
- Will James Crasco, Council Member 2011-2013
- Michael Fox, Council Member 2011-2013
- Gerald "Manny" Healy Jr., Council Member 2011-2013
- Wes Kill Eagle Sr., Council Member 2011-2013
- Ed "Buster" Moore, Council Member 2011-2013
- Patricia "Patty" Quisno, Council Member 2011-2013
- Andrew Werk Jr., Council Member 2011-2013
Fort Belknap Indian Community
656 Agency Main Street
Harlem, MT 59526
Phone: (406) 353-2205 | Fax: (406) 353-4541
Official Website: www.ftbelknap.org