Board of Directors

 

Tracy “Ching” King, Chairman

Tracy “Ching” King, is the current President of the IMDG Board of Directors. Tracy is an enrolled member of the Assiniboine Tribe and is a passionate, visionary leader amongst the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes. A former two term President of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council, Ching has dedicated much of his career to promote and establish various economic opportunities for the People of Fort Belknap. His tireless work ethic, along with his intrinsic need to see all tribal members succeed is a driving force within the Board of Directors of IMDG.

Kenneth "Tuffy" Helgeson, Vice-Chairman


Bio coming soon!

Chris “Smiley” Gardipee, Secretary/Treasurer

Chris “Smiley” Gardipee is an enrolled member of the Assiniboine Nation. He has dedicated much of his life to public service for the betterment of the People of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Besides serving on the IMDG’s Board of Directors, he currently ranches. Smiley’s past experiences include serving in law enforcement as a police officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and as a past councilman of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council.

Ramona Horn, Board Member

A member of the Aaniiih Tribe and the Chickasaw Nation, Ramona resides on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Ramona received her Business Education degree at MSU-Northern. As a former Upward Bound Director & Business Instructor (Aaniiih Nakoda College, Harlem & Dodson High Schools), Ramona believes in empowering our youth and communities through education and encouragement.

John Hawley, Board Member

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Harold "Jiggs" Main, Board Member

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