Tester: Carl Venne was a ‘visionary, leader and respected statesman’

(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to the death of Carl Venne, Chairman of the Crow Nation:

“Sharla and I are saddened by Carl Venne’s death.  He was a visionary, a strong tribal and state leader, and a respected statesman through and through.  Carl leaves behind an entire nation strengthened by his hard work and his dedication to all Crow People.  Sharla and I send our thoughts and prayers to Carl’s family and to the entire Crow Nation as we mourn his passing and celebrate his life.”