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Blackfoot Tribes Call on Government to Cancel Energy Leases

The Associated Press reports that "Blackfoot tribal leaders from Canada and Montana are calling on the U.S. government to cancel oil and gas leases on sacred land near Glacier National Park, as a lawsuit works its way through the federal courts."  

"Representatives from the three tribes in Canada and one in Montana that make up the Blackfoot Confederacy sent a letter Friday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging them to cancel 18 leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area."  

"They are backed by a resolution of support from the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, which represents the Native American tribes in those states."

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