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Billings police on Tuesday confirmed that on May 16 officers were dispatched to a room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings for a report that a year-old woman had been assaulted. Silver Little Eagle, the victim and a Northern Cheyenne councilwoman, was transported by ambulance to a medical facility for treatment of injuries.
No arrests were made, and no charges had been filed, as of Tuesday morning. Billings police did not name Little Eagle directly in the statement but confirmed in an to the Tribune that Little Eagle was the victim of the alleged assault.
Officers learned Little Eagle was missing personal property and her vehicle, which was later located by officers on the block of Montana Ave. A year-old man from Lame Deer was also reported to have been assaulted at the same time and location as Little Eagle.
Two women, ages 25 and 27, have been identified as persons of interest and "are actively being sought by investigators for questioning," according to the release.
Officers believe there is a partner family member association between the year-old man and the year-old woman of interest. The department also wrote, "there is no indication that the crime was racially motivated or connected to human trafficking.
The Billings Police Department said it received a "ificant amount of inquiries from media" regarding the case. The department also "will not be providing any further information on this investigation. News of the incident spread statewide, prompting criticism and outrage. Some condemned the lack of media coverage, others called for justice, and some turned to social media to allege the councilwoman was lying about the severity of her injuries. up: for the Tribune's free newsletter dedicated to tribal news. Billings Police Department said it "will not provide information on severity of injury.
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Little Eagle's family released a statement on May 20 saying "she suffered severe physical injuries" and was "left for dead. Since the incident, her family wrote Little Eagle experienced "further threats of violence, cyberbullying, defamation of character and harassment by the assailants and people in her own community.
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Silver's father, Goldstein Little Eagle, said allegations that Silver did not suffer life-threatening injuries are false. She's resting and in recovery and healing now," he said. It's pretty hurtful right now with all the slander and gossip going on. Little Eagle, who turned 24 years old on Monday, ran for council in as a write-in candidate. The election was historic, as the Northern Cheyenne Nation elected all women candidates to its tribal president, vice president and five open council positions.
Indigenous people experience violence at disproportionately high rates. A National Institute of Justice report found that more than four in five Indigenous people had experienced violence in their lifetimes. She can be reached at nmabie greatfallstribune. To support coverage of tribes in Montana, s ubscribe today. Facebook Twitter. Billings police investigating assault of Northern Cheyenne councilwoman, no charges or arrests.
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