Bureau of Indian Affairs

Zinke Names New BIA Director
KTVQ.com reports that Bryan Rice has been named the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced on Monday.  Rice began his government career in Montana, and most recently led the Interior Office of Wildland Fire, and led forestry and tribal …
Lame Deer Assault Victim Hospitalized
An unidentified 30-year-old Lame Deer man has been hospitalized, and his unidentified suspected assailant is in custody following the alleged assault. Travis Burrows of the FBI Field Office in Billings said the assault happened on Sunday morning...
Stolen Drive, Tribal Data Breach
The theft of a hard drive that contained personal information on members of two Montana tribes constitutes a data breach.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs said late Tuesday that more than 20,000 members of the Montana Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribes were notified that an external hard drive was …
Saturday Chase Results in One Arrest
A prolonged vehicle chase on Saturday morning involving multiple law enforcement agencies, which began south of Hardin, ended in Yellowstone County with the peaceful arrest of one man in Billings.  The incident began just before 11 a.m...
BIA May Come Back to Two Rivers Facility
The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs ended its contract with the Two Rivers Detention facility a year ago, but the agency may be returning to Hardin.  Officials confirmed that the BIA is holding talks to potentially work out a lease to get the prison going again, according to Jon Matovich, chai…