Crow look to youth for future of Heart Mountain celebration

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For the first time, a Crow politician made the trip to witness the pipe ceremony during the tribe’s annual return to Foretop’s Father, the Crow name for Heart Mountain. Carlson “Duke” Goes Ahead, vice chairman of the Crow Council, traveled to The Nature Conservancy’s Heart Mountain Ranch Preserve on Friday as the organizers of the ceremony celebrated the seventh annual outing. If the size of the smile on Goes Ahead’s face at the summit is any indication, it won’t be his last. “It takes leadership to make things happen and that’s why I’m here,” Goes Ahead said. Grant Bulltail, Crow elder and pipe lighter, has come to Heart Mountain yearly to perform the ceremony since 2010, when The Nature Conservancy gave the tribe access. Tobacco is an important part...

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