Earl Old Person

Earl Old Person, Blackfeet Nation, Montana. Tribal Chairman, Chief and spiritual leader. Under his leadership, the tribe has built a community college, industrial park, community center, and tourist facilities. He remains committed to advancing educational and business opportunities for his people.

For his effectiveness as an advocate and lobbyist and unpretentious way of speaking with clarity, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana gave him in 1998 its most prestigious award: The Jeanette Rankin Civil Liberties Award.

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