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Crow Tribe

article New book brings Crow Tribe's only armed uprising against US government to light
(2/17/2020)
(Montana) -- Cal Cumin has done the nearly impossible. It's not that he's written a book, but that he's managed to write a book close to the subject of the...
article US Indian bureau violates Crow Agency water repairs order
(1/21/2020)
(Montana) -- Federal environmental regulators say the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs violated an order to repair a public water supply system serving about 1,300 people...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

CSKT

article OP/ED: Daines' bill improves CSKT water compact
(2/16/2020)
(Montana) -- Like most of my constituents in Granite County who make their living in agriculture, water and water rights mean everything to us. I’ve been...
article Montana Water Rights Protection Act beneficial for all water users
(2/9/2020)
(Montana) -- Contrary to claims made by some opponents, the Montana Water Rights Protection Act introduced by Sen. Steve Daines and supported by Sen. Jon Tester, is not...
article COLUMN: CSKT damages report ought to be shared with Lake County
(1/23/2020)
(Montana) -- In anticipation of a settlement act that would implement the Montana Water Rights Compact, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began doing their...
article Who’s yea and who’s nay on the CSKT water compact
(1/23/2020)
(Montana) -- Standing before reporters at a press event in the Montana Capitol Jan. 15, State Sen. Al Olszewski called a long-negotiated water compact between the state...
article St. Ignatius District meeting details CSKT Water Compact
(1/22/2020)
(Montana) -- The Holy Grail of water rights is 'first in time' equates to 'first in line.' In May of 1968 a couple of men excavating an escarpment for...
article Local control of tribal artifacts stored at SKC in danger
(1/22/2020)
(Montana) -- The tug of war between the Army Corps of Engineers and US Forest Service, and the CSKT Preservation Office over the tribal archeological artifacts stored at...
article Missoula County to add CSKT tribal flag, Native American art to meeting room
(1/21/2020)
(Montana) -- Citing history and a growing partnership, Missoula County commissioners last week agreed to add the flag of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Documentary highlights problems of sexual assault on Montana's reservation
(2/16/2020)
(Montana) -- The Newsy documentary “A Broken Trust” explores the complex legal relationship between the Fort Peck / Fort Berthold Indian Reservations and the...
article New proclamation recognizes murdered and missing indigenous women
(2/10/2020)
(Montana) -- Following Canada’s lead, from here on out, February 14th in Missoula will be known as Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Awareness Day. The...
article Missoula Police Search for Missing Native American Woman
(2/10/2020)
(Montana) -- The Missoula Police department reports that 24 year-old Destiny Houle has been found safe and he been restored to her family. Authorities thank all who...
article Remembering Selena can heal our hearts and souls
(1/30/2020)
(Montana) -- There's a level of voyeurism that comes with being in the news business. There's something about getting fresh information that excites the nosy...
article More than 1,000 people attend Selena Not Afraid's funeral in Montana
(1/27/2020)
(Montana) -- After Selena Not Afraid’s funeral service in the Hardin High gym ended, her aunt Cheryl Horn stood along the path in Fairview Cemetery directing...
article More than 1,000 people attend Selena Not Afraid's funeral in Hardin
(1/26/2020)
(Montana) -- After Selena Not Afraid's funeral service in the Hardin High gym ended, her aunt Cheryl Horn stood along the path in Fairview Cemetery directing people...
article Photos: Selena Not Afraid funeral
(1/26/2020)
(Montana) -- Hundreds of friends and family turned out during the funeral for Selena Not Afraid on Sunday in Montana. Authorities say the teen died from hypothermia.
article Missing, murdered indigenous women movement ignites in Mountain West
(1/24/2020)
(Montana) -- Recent gripping headline news stories concerning missing Native American women have highlighted what a widespread and untold story this has become over the...
article Autopsy: Missing Hardin girl Selena Not Afraid died of hypothermia
(1/23/2020)
(Montana) -- There was no indication of violence, Undersheriff Eric Winburn told The Billings Gazette. Toxicology tests are pending and could take several weeks, he said...
article Crow Chairman calls on Montana attorney general to help investigate teen's death
(1/23/2020)
(Montana) -- Crow Tribe officials called on Montana's attorney general to assist in the investigation into the death of Selena Not Afraid. Selena, 16, went missing...
article ‘Honor her spirit’: Candlelight vigil held at MSU for teen found dead on Monday
(1/22/2020)
(Montana) -- A crowd of about 100 people braved the cold for a candlelight vigil for a teenage girl whose body was found Monday after being missing since the beginning...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

IHS

article Documentary highlights challenges of prosecuting sexual assault cases on a Montana reservation
(2/14/2020)
(Montana) -- The Newsy documentary “A Broken Trust” explores the complex legal relationship between the Fort Peck/Fort Berthold Indian Reservations and the U...
article Lawsuit: 1855 Blackfeet treaty supports reparations for Weber's victims
(1/26/2020)
(Montana) -- A lawsuit is citing an 1855 treaty between the U.S. government, Blackfeet Nation and other tribes to argue the Indian Health Service owes reparations to...
article 3 members of Blackfeet Nation sue IHS over sexual abuse
(1/25/2020)
(Montana) -- Three members of the Blackfeet Nation have filed a civil lawsuit against the Indian Health Service and are seeking $9 million in damages, alleging the...
article Three Blackfeet Nation Members Sue Indian Health Service
(1/23/2020)
(Montana) -- Three Blackfeet Nation members have filed a civil lawsuit arguing the Indian Health Service violated their treaty rights when it allegedly failed to prevent...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Oil from federal lands tops 1 billion barrels as Trump eases industry rules
(2/12/2020)
(Montana) -- Oil production from federally-managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as technological...
article Appeals Court to Decide Fate of Final Badger-Two Medicine Lease
(1/24/2020)
(Montana) -- Blackfeet leaders and conservation partners whose advocacy to save the Badger-Two Medicine dates back nearly 40 years saw their efforts pared into a 40-...
article Court hears arguments on last oil, gas lease
(1/22/2020)
(Montana) -- Oral arguments for the last standing oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area were the focus of a hearing Tuesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears

article Grizzly Bear Death Rates Are Climbing
(2/10/2020)
(Montana) -- The long freight trains climb slowly over Marias Pass, through snow-draped mountains south of Glacier National Park and north of the Great Bear Wilderness,...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Tribal representatives urge passage of act restoring bison to tribal lands
(2/7/2020)
(Montana) -- Indian tribal representatives testified before a Congressional subcommittee on Tuesday in favor of legislation that seeks $14 million in grants and...
article Yellowstone bison hunting lawsuit should be dismissed, federal attorneys argue
(1/21/2020)
(Montana) -- A Gardiner-area woman’s lawsuit against the federal government over bison hunting near her home should be dismissed because she waited too long to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article CSKT Tribal Health shows how to turn commods into healthy dishes
(2/7/2020)
(Montana) -- How do you cook a healthy meal at home with the items you receive from commodities? Kati Burton, CSKT Tribal Health Dietitian and Ginger Pitts SNAP-Ed...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Cheyenne

article Officials Identify Victims Killed When Car Hit School Bus
(2/2/2020)
(Montana) -- Officials in southeastern Montana have released the names of the two people who died when the car they were in collided with a school bus on icy roads on...
article Paul VI links with Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation to put on basketball clinic
(1/30/2020)
(Montana) -- The PVI boys basketball program is a national powerhouse on the court that believes in assisting the community off of it. For the last six years, head coach...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Fort Belknap

article Jury convicts Fort Belknap man of strangling woman
(2/1/2020)
(Montana) -- A jury on Friday convicted a Fort Belknap man accused of assaulting and strangling a woman in Lodge Pole on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation last year....
1 Article on this Issue

Little Shell Tribe

article Montana American Indian tribe celebrates federal recognition
(1/30/2020)
(Montana) -- Hundreds of citizens of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana gathered on Jan. 25 to celebrate recent federal recognition, lining up outside...
article The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians celebrates federal recognition
(1/28/2020)
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been seeking federal recognition since the 1930s. In December 2019, the Little Shell became the 574th...
article Little Shell Celebrate Federal Recognition: "The Entire Thing Is About Identity"
(1/27/2020)
(Montana) -- This weekend, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians celebrated something generations have fought for and that 400 other U.S. tribes are without:...
article Senator Tester Applauds Little Shell Ruling
(1/27/2020)
(Montana) -- Last month, the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe was recognized as a sovereign nation by the federal government, which Montana Senator Jon Tester has been urging...
article "Waiting for the day that never comes is over!" Little Shell Tribe celebrates federal recognition after years of struggle
(1/26/2020)
(Montana) -- Just a month ago, Little Shell of Chippewa Creek in the Electric City became the 574th federally recognized tribe, after a long journey spanning roughly a...
article Historic celebration held for Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa
(1/26/2020)
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians had a celebration on Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls to mark their recent federal recognition after a...
article Montana American Indian tribe celebrates federal recognition
(1/26/2020)
(Montana) -- Hundreds of members of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana gathered Saturday to celebrate recent federal recognition, lining up outside...
article 'We knew it was going to happen:' Little Shell celebrates federal recognition
(1/25/2020)
(Montana) -- It's been a long road to federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, but on Saturday it was time to celebrate. Nearly...
article ‘We are building a country now': Little Shell celebrates federal recognition
(1/25/2020)
(Montana) -- For decades, members of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe called the day they would get federal recognition “the day that never comes.” Not...
article Little Shell Tribe celebrates being federally recognized
(1/24/2020)
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe will have a commemoration Saturday night in honor of receiving federal recognition. The Tribe will have to buy 200 acres of land...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Bipartisan Water Compact Gets Political Pushback
(1/28/2020)
(Montana) -- Despite gaining broad bipartisan support, a proposed legislative agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and state and federal...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Millions owed in taxes on Cloud Peak legacy coal mines
(1/26/2020)
(Montana) -- The New owner of Spring Creek Mine owes $4.4 million in back taxes in Montana and $10 million in federal royalty payments for coal mined in Montana and...
1 Article on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article Survival and resilience: Blackfeet mark 150 years after massacre on the Marias
(1/25/2020)
(Montana) -- More than 200 people gathered Thursday on a bluff above what most of them know as the Bear River southeast of Shelby. It’s only coincidental that...
article 'We are still here:' Blackfeet Nation commemorates 150th anniversary of Baker Massacre
(1/23/2020)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Baker Massacre on Thursday, hearing calls to learn their past and embrace their ancestry....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chippewa Cree

article Chippewa Cree Buisness Committee holding special election
(1/24/2020)
(Montana) -- After the unexpected death of former Chippewa Cree Business Committee member Mike Corcoran, the Chippewa Cree Business Committee by resolution has declared...
article Chippewa Cree set elections for tribal council; Rep. Windy Boy to run
(1/21/2020)
(Montana) -- Chippewa Cree voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to fill a vacancy on the tribal council created in the wake of Mike Corcoran’s death....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article What’s in a flag? Ceremony at Missoula County courthouse recognizes tribal absence
(2/19/2020)
(Montana) -- Putting another’s flag beside your own carries great meaning, especially if the foreign flag has been absent too long. So when Missoula County...
article BLOG: Bury the hatchet
(2/19/2020)
(Montana) -- The phrase “bury the hatchet” means to cease hostilities and make amends. Not surprisingly, the origin of the phrase comes from Native Americans...
article Missoula County dedicates CSKT flag and native artwork at courthouse
(2/19/2020)
(Montana) -- The flag of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will now stand alongside the United States and Montana state flags in the Sophie Moiese Room at the...
article Next Indian Country Conversations event examines the Myth of the West
(2/19/2020)
(Montana) -- Come to the Missoula Art Museum for a dynamic conversation about Montana’s — and the West’s — complex and challenging identity. In...
article Actor Gary Farmer inspires other artists, speaks on the power of media
(2/19/2020)
(Montana) -- Actor Gary Farmer stood in front of a crowd Tuesday night and talked about the impacts of television. As a Native American actor who’s been in the...
article Achieving the Dream Conference Spotlights Tribal Colleges and Universities
(2/19/2020)
(Montana) -- When Dr. David Yarlott went to college in the late 1980s, he was the only Native American student. Feeling homesick, he withdrew and went home after about a...
article Billings VA clinics renamed for Ben Steele and Joe Medicine Crow
(2/18/2020)
(Montana) -- Two Veterans Affairs clinics in Billings have been renamed to honor prominent area veterans. During a ceremony Tuesday, the clinics were named for Ben...
article Man accused of pulling a gun in Great Falls casino
(2/18/2020)
(Montana) -- Police arrested a man Saturday after he allegedly pulled a gun on another man at the R&R Casino in Great Falls. According to charging documents, the...
article Billings Man Pleads Guilty to Beheading Winning Casino Patron
(2/13/2020)
(Montana) -- One of two men accused of decapitating a winning casino patron in 2017 in Billings has pleaded guilty to a deliberate homicide. The Billings Gazette reports...
article Man pleads guilty to beheading winning casino patron
(2/11/2020)
(Montana) -- One of two men accused of decapitating a winning casino patron in Montana has pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide. The Billings Gazette reports 35-year-...
article 27 students graduate from Paris Gibson Education Center
(2/9/2020)
(Montana) -- Paris Gibson Education Center held its winter graduation Feb. 5 at the school. There were 22 of the 27 graduating students who participated in the...
article Montana Mock Molotov-Cocktail Casino Bandit Pleads Guilty, Faces 40 Years
(2/6/2020)
(Montana) -- A Belgrade, Montana man who tried to rob a local casino while brandishing what turned out to be a fake explosive device pleaded guilty to felony robbery and...
article Please support MontanaCan initiative
(2/2/2020)
(Montana) -- Montanans will vote on the age of an adult in 2020. By constitution in Montana, the adult age is 18. Many Montana voters remember legally drinking at 18....
article Honoring Selena Not Afraid
(1/31/2020)
(Montana) -- In honor of missing and murdered indigenous women, a group of relay runners who took off from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on January 24, joined others...
article Lake County questions water compact effect on county land
(1/30/2020)
(Montana) -- Lake County’s commissioners and some residents are questioning what the Montana Water Rights Protection Act will mean for county land.
article Montana grant program aims to help small Native-run businesses
(1/28/2020)
(Montana) -- The Indian Equity Fund (IEF) grant program aims to help small Native American businesses across the state and one recent beneficiary is a tour company based...
article Opinion: Tribal achievers series idea
(1/28/2020)
(Montana) -- After about ten years of chunking out weekly columns, both for my former little newspaper, A Cheyenne Voice, now and for many years, Native Sun News Today (...
article Vigil being held for hit-and-run victim
(1/28/2020)
(Montana) -- A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Veteran Memorial Park on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation for Lacey Arkinson, a 16-year-old girl who...
article C-Falls Announcer Fired for ‘Unfortunate and Inexcusable Comment’
(1/21/2020)
(Montana) -- For the second time in less than a year, administrators at Columbia Falls High School are responding to a racially charged incident at a girls basketball...
article Bighorns to be relocated to ND Indian reservation
(1/20/2020)
(Montana) -- A new agreement between the state and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation means bighorn sheep could be roaming the reservation in the next couple weeks....

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