Hi David... I never saw City Confidential during its initial run, but I tape every episode on Bio now. They happened to show the Bigfork one this week. As I usually do, I looked up the case after the show and found your now 11+ year old post. Very interesting, just wanted to thank you. I think that show is amazingly well done, and I always get so much out of "act one" and the way the community and its characters are delved into (as much as one can in 15 minutes). Compared to the 24/7 true crime programming we have now, which I admittedly enjoy, full of its bloody reenactments... CC is a show that is true to place, people, and local opinion. It's pretty cool that you were a part of it. Wishing you all the best. -Shannon
Does anyone have any idea what these individuals are put through in a boot camp? Even the most mentally stable would have a difficult time succeeding. They are pushed to their breaking point, humiliated, sleep deprived and pushed physically to the point of collapse. I have unfortunately had first hand experience with this and my son who had 5 mental health diagnoses and was sent to the Boot Camp at Deerlodge with no medications. He was motivated but had no chance of succeeding. He lasted one month before suffering a complete breakdown and ending up in prison. To the above comment.... Montana needs to find the finances to properly treat people with mental illness. Psychiatry is real medicine!!! and you most likely need the help of exactly that. "These type of people" speaks volumes. These people are human beings with an illness just like diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers etc. They deserve treatment for their illnesses just like anyone else. This story is very disheartening and I hope what this mother has done to fight for her son will eventually others in his situation.
Clearly the history of both the Blackfeet and the buffalo bones are closely inter-related and both vastly predate the BIA. The Blackfeet Tribal Council operates under Treaty law, the supreme law of the land. It seems obvious that the BIA would be well advised to follow the suggestion of the Tribal Business Council , and meet with the Council to discuss where might be a better location for a new dormitory, if one is actually needed.
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