Mushaben posted on the station’s website that a recent tournament crowd was unruly and disrespectful. He wrote that it might be time for the Montana High School Association to proceed with “an all-Indian tourney.”
The post prompted a backlash. Members of the basketball teams from Power, Belt, Heart Butte and Box Elder locked arms at center court in a show of unity before beginning competition Northern Class C Divisional Tournament.
Mushaben told the Billings Gazette his post was not meant to be racist, but to note that the majority of problems happen when Native Americans play.
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