The Blackfeet continue to fight attempts to drill in the Badger-Two Medicine region . . .
An American Indian tribe in Montana has taken the rare step of breaking off formal talks with the U.S. government and a Louisiana company that has been seeking for decades to drill for natural gas on land considered sacred by the Blackfeet people.
Blackfeet tribal leaders said that after three rounds of negotiations, they remain steadfast in their opposition to drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine area outside Glacier National Park and see no benefit to further discussions.
“We are not going to speak to anything other than no development,” said Blackfeet Tribal Historic Preservation Officer John Murray.