HAVRE, Mont. (AP) _ The ousted chairman of the Chippewa Cree tribe was set to take back his office this week after winning a special election.
But the tribe's election board never showed up Tuesday to swear in Ken Blatt St. Marks.
Board members say they have 14 days after the July 30th election to swear him in and they delayed the ceremony because a protest has been filed challenging the election results.
The board sent St. Marks a letter saying it would meet August 12th.
St. Marks said that the board is doing everything it can to stall.
A press release on the tribe's website says a legal challenge has been filed over voter qualifications and over the board's decision to allow St. Marks to be on the ballot.