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Our Staff

Leslie "Josie" Cliff

Executive Director

Leslie “Josie” Cliff is an enrolled member of the Nakoda (Assiniboine) tribe from the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. As a community leader, non-profit executive, entrepreneur, business owner, Ms. Cliff has served her community creatively for decades, helping to develop resilience within the deeply impoverished Fort Belknap Indian Community. Her passion for making the Fort Belknap community a better place to live for future generations inspires her in her role as the Executive Director of the Fort Belknap Community Economic Development Corporation. She has deep community knowledge and exceptional history in program development. Josie currently serves as a Board Member/Treasurer for the Red Paint Creek Development Corporation and Board Member for the Island Mountain CDFI. With an associate’s degree in Business Administration from Aaniiih Nakoda College and a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Montana State University. Josie brings a deep understanding to her community and its needs, a keen understanding of the broader determinants of health, and a practical knowledge and successful experience of how to build and grow programs.

Erin Lamere

Executive Assistant

Bio coming soon

George Horse Capture, Jr.

Tourism Director

George is the Tourism Director for Discover Fort Belknap- Aaniiih Nakoda Tours. He has extensive experience in the tourism industry and is a former Vice-President of the Fort Belknap tribal council. He has knowledge in the Aaaniiih and Nakoda cultures and history on the Fort Belknap Reservation. George has been immersed in cultural education since his youth. His father, George Horse Capture, Sr., was a curator of the Plains Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming and he was also instrumental in getting the new American Indian Museum in Washinton, D.C.  

George Jr. has knowledge of horsemanship and practices traditional Nakoda & Aaniiih arts and crafts.  

Eagle Doney

Tourism Assistant

Bio coming soon

Kenneth "Tuffy" Helgeson

Life's Language Lodge Director

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Stevie Werk

Life's Language Lodge Project Coordinator

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