Indian Healthcare Improvement Act en Native leader Gordon Belcourt dies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gordon </span>Belcourt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, one of the Rocky Mountain West’s most influential Native American leaders died Monday in Billings.</span></p><p>He was Executive Director of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council from 1998 until his death. He was known for building the organization into a powerful regional voice on Native issues, especially public health.</p><p>Gordon’s daughter Annie Belcourt says her father’s traditional Blackfeet name, Meekskimeeksskumapi, means Mixed Iron Boy.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:22:01 +0000 Dan Boyce 5504 at Native leader Gordon Belcourt dies