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Blackfeet take over policing reservation after 8 years under BIA

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Almost eight years after federal officers armed with assault rifles drove onto the Blackfeet Reservation to fire every law enforcement officer from the police chief to the jail cook, the tribe is taking back the reins of crime control today. The tribe has been working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs since 2007 to slowly resume operating law enforcement. "Getting the program back under the Blackfeet Tribe is in the best interest of the Blackfeet people," said Henry Devereaux, who has worked for the tribe as the director of the new Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services since February.