Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads into election season
LAME DEER, Mont. - On September 15, the certified list of candidates for the tribal primary election was released by Tribal Secretary Melissa Lonebear after the tribal voter’s committee verified that the candidates all met the constitutional requirements to stand for office. The Northern Cheyenne primary election is scheduled for October 6, 2016, after which the two top vote getters for each position will advance to the general election held in conjunction with the national November elections.
The candidate list includes several incumbents, including the current Tribal President Llevando “Cowboy” Fisher, rancher and former employee of the tribal Housing Authority, currently serving his second term as President. He is challenged by the following tribal members: Michael A. Bearcomesout Sr. (retired BIA employee); Lawrence “Jace” Killsback (current Tribal Health Director and former Busby Tribal Council member); Tracy Robinson (rancher and current Ashland Tribal Council member); Darrell D. Sanchez (former BIA employee); August “Tiger” Scalpcane (basketball coach and former tribal employee); Geri Small (Boys & Girls Club Director and former Tribal President); Mark Wandering Medicine (former Tribal Judge) and Rick Wolfname (Director, Tribal Tobacco Prevention Program and former Tribal Vice-president).