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article Judge Hears Final Arguments in Badger-Two Medicine Case
(Montana) -- Blackfeet tribal leaders embarked on yet another pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. on March 14 as part of their years-long effort to furnish protections on the...
article Disputed Montana oil lease to be heard in D.C. district court
(Montana) -- A disputed oil lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area of Montana will be the focus of a court hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
article Zinke suddenly pulls land in home state of Montana from oil and gas lease sale
(Montana) -- The Bureau of Land Management on Monday abruptly removed about 17,300 acres of land in central Montana from an upcoming oil and natural gas lease auction,...
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article COLUMN: Not 'conservative' to embrace federal control
(Montana) -- Hiding under the labels of "conservative," "federalism" and "Republican," Broadwater County Attorney Cory Swanson attempts to...
article The Conservative Case for the CSKT Water Compact
(Montana) -- In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) – Water Compact with Montana, which settled all water...
article The conservative argument for the CSKT Compact
(Montana) -- In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) – Water Compact with Montana, which settled all water...
article Mid-quarter report to the Tribal Membership
(Montana) -- The following are highlights noted during the first 45 days of 2018. Some topics are adequately covered in official Tribal Council Minutes and others show...
article Bison Transfer Program unveils new procedure
(Montana) -- The Tribal Council approved a new procedure for the Yellowstone Bison Transfer Program operations for the 2018 bison hunt season. Tribal members do not have...
article Family, law enforcement searching for missing St. Ignatius woman
(Montana) -- The family of a St. Ignatius woman missing for weeks continues their search for her. A missing person’s report was filed for 55-year-old Darlene...
article Settlement reached in latest lawsuit over National Bison Range
(Montana) -- The latest lawsuit over management of the National Bison Range is being settled, clearing the way for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to resume development...
article Updated CSKT probate code near completion
(Montana) -- Over the last two and a half years, the CSKT Legal Department has been working with law students from Yale Law School’s Environmental Protection...
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article Zinke signs historic Blackfeet water rights settlement
(Montana) -- U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke has transferred the first $800,000 of what is expected to be $470 million agreement for water-related projects on the...
article 'We'll be talking about this one a long time' - Blackfeet dig out of Blizzard of '18
(Montana) -- No snow stuck to the basketball court where Sullavin Wells and Lalontae Nomee shot some hoops on Wednesday afternoon. The Blizzard of 2018 piled it all in a...
article VIDEO: The Blackfeet Indian Reservation Digs Out
(Montana) -- Governor Bullock declared a state of emergency on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation after a month of crippling heavy snow and massive drifts left towns like...
article Photos: Record blizzard causes chaos on Blackfeet Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- Plows clear Highway 464 north of Browning on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation Thursday morning. Gov. Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency on the...
article Flathead residents help Blackfeet Indian Reservation with donated items
(Montana) -- Help is on the way to the people of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Donated items including a snowblower and diapers are being transported to Browning...
article Significant weather-related cattle losses expected on Blackfeet Reservation
(Montana) -- Significant cattle losses are expected on the Blackfeet Reservation as a result of a brutal winter that brought almost continual heavy snow, bitter...
article Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes donate $5000 to Blackfeet Indian Reservation in winter storm emergency aid
(Montana) -- In an effort to help our tribal neighbors to the east, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will contribute $5,000 for food and water for residents...
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Land Issues

article Piikani Nation reclaims status over traditional territory in United States
(Montana) -- History was made on Feb. 26 when the Piikani Nation was given full membership and admitted into the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC) at an...
article LAND GRAB: Gianforte authors two bills to release almost 690,000 acres of wilderness study areas in Montana
(Montana) -- Taking a step further than his U.S. Senate counterpart, Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has drafted two bills proposing to release almost 690,000 acres of...
article CSKT land use planner shares concerns over density map repeal
(Montana) -- The Flathead Indian Reservation’s planning director is concerned about the Lake County commissioners’ plan to make the density map advisory...
article Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to public lands
(Montana) -- The Diamond Bar X is a postcard-perfect slice of Montana solitude. A former cattle ranch that’s been parceled up into sprawling home sites, it sits...
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Payday Loans

article Montana Court Refuses to Shift Venue of “Related to” CFPB Police Action to Texas Bankruptcy Court
(Montana) -- On February 6, 2018, the District Court for the District of Montana refused a debtor’s request to change the venue of a post-petition “related...
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Pine Ridge

article Former Pine Ridge pediatrician facing new child sexual abuse charges in Montana
(Montana) -- A year after being charged with multiple child sex crimes in South Dakota, a former Pine Ridge pediatrician is now facing similar charges in Montana.
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Fort Peck

article Shooting on Fort Peck Indian Reservation leads to arrest
(Montana) -- Sheridan County sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in Reserve on Saturday for reports of a shooting. According to the Sheridan County Sheriff...
article Fort Peck tribal cop burglarized police evidence facility, feds say
(Montana) -- A Fort Peck tribal police officer has been indicted after prosecutors say he broke into the tribal jail’s evidence room and tried to commit a theft.
article Fort Peck man to plead guilty to burglarizing tribal law offices, jail's evidence room
(Montana) -- A Fort Peck man is set to plead guilty to four counts of burglary stemming from reported break-ins at the tribal law building and jail's evidence room...
article Man expected to survive being shot in the face in northeastern Montana
(Montana) -- A Montana man was flown by air ambulance to Billings Clinic Saturday night after he was shot in the face on the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern...
article Yellowstone bison promised to Fort Peck Tribes escape holding area
(Montana) -- More than 50 Yellowstone National Park bison have escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where the animals were being prepared for transfer to...
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Northern Cheyenne

article Donations sought for Northern Cheyenne Tribe
(Montana) -- The Northern Cheyenne Tribe announced it has opened an emergency operations center and is accepting donations. The action was taken following severe winter...
article Still digging out from snowstorms, Northern Cheyenne Reservation bracing for flooding and heating fuel shortages
(Montana) -- Sunny skies are finally giving the Northern Cheyenne Reservation a break from a succession of brutal snowstorms, but with most of the reservation’s...
article Twice-removed Northern Cheyenne president takes office for a third time
(Montana) -- The twice-removed president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, who won re-election in January, is back in office. L. Jace Killsback resumed his post as the...
article Northern Cheyenne Council members argue Killsback’s inauguration was invalid
(Montana) -- Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council said Monday’s inauguration of L. Jace Killsback as tribal president is invalid. Council members Dana...
article Ousted Northern Cheyenne president's 2nd inauguration declared invalid, but he plans to fight it
(Montana) -- A presidential inauguration took place on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation on Monday, but the question of who will ultimately assume the tribe’s top...
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article FBI joins search for missing Montana woman
(Montana) -- The FBI announced this week it has agreed to investigate the disappearance of 21-year-old Ashley Loring Heavyrunner who vanished from Montana’s...
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Navajo Nation

article MSU-Northern, student group resolve discrimination claim
(Montana) -- Montana State University-Northern and a Native American student organization have signed an agreement to resolve discrimination complaints filed by the...
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Crow Tribe

article Montana man convicted in woman's burning death asks for new trial
(Montana) -- A man convicted of murdering a woman on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation by strangling her and lighting her on fire asked for a retrial Friday,...
article Crow Tribe sets sights on hunting Yellowstone National Park's bison
(Montana) -- For the first time Crow tribal members are working to assert treaty hunting rights in the Gardiner area where Yellowstone National Park bison and elk winter.
article Crow Tribe Wants to Join Tribal Hunts of Yellowstone Bison
(Montana) -- The Crow Tribe want to become the seventh tribe permitted to hunt Yellowstone bison and elk outside the park during winter.
article Crow tribal court mismanaged federal funds, created hostile work environment, says report
(Montana) -- A recent federal audit of the Crow Tribe’s court system alleges widespread mismanagement of federal funds in the judicial branch, failure to comply...
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article Zinke Alters Interior Overhaul After Pushback
(Montana) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state...
article Hardin jail won't reopen in January, but lease with Bureau of Indian Affairs is still in the works
(Montana) -- The Two Rivers Detention Facility in Hardin won't reopen in January, as previously estimated, but federal officials are reviewing a lease on the...
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Anti-Sovereignty Screed

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Native American Tribal Governments Host Middle East Business
(Montana) -- I quickly developed a fascination with my first introduction to the activities of Native American Tribal governments when I read Elaine Willman’s book...
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Water Issues

article Water restored to Box Elder-area villages
(Montana) -- Water was restored over the weekend to more than 100 Box Elder homes that were without it for about a week because of cold weather that froze pipes. "...
article Broken pipes cause hundreds to lose water on Rocky Boy's Reservation
(Montana) -- Nearly 200 homes are without running water on the Rocky Boy's Reservation after a cold snap broke pipes last week. Yellowstone Public Media reported...
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Chippewa Cree

article Former CFO gets prison time for stealing $111k from Montana health clinic
(Montana) -- The former CFO of Rocky Boy Health Clinic of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Box Elder, Mont., was sentenced Feb. 14 to 12 months and one day in prison for wire...
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Wynn Resorts

article Montana's top Republicans want more facts before deciding what they'll do with Stephen Wynn donations
(Montana) -- Montana's top elected Republicans say they will forfeit campaign donations from Republican donor and casino magnate Stephen Wynn if allegations of...
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Native Voices

article BELCOURT: The hidden health inequalities that American Indians and Alaskan Natives face
(Montana) -- I was an American Indian student pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the 1990s, when I realized the stark contrast between my life...
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Little Bighorn

article Popular Travel Channel show to feature Battle of Little Bighorn
(Montana) -- The Travel Channel’s popular show, "Mysteries at the Museum," will feature the Battle of the Little Bighorn on Thursday, Jan. 25. Show host...
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article Providence looks to join 'the cutting edge' with addition of eSports
(Montana) -- The University of Providence has been busy in the last year in its efforts to expand the school's athletic prowess, adding three new programs. On...
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Other News

article Box Elder girls: Playing for a cause
(Montana) -- Prior to the start of the 2017-2018 girls' basketball season, Box Elder coach Joel Rosette asked his Lady Bears what would be their motivation for the...
article Grant to study precision medicine with American Indian, Alaska native people
(Montana) -- The University of Montana and its research partners have earned a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study precision medicine...
article Montana University System puts priority on Indian student success
(Montana) -- American Indian student enrollment grew by more than 6 percent this school year, a trend that’s exciting for Montana University System leaders who...
article Man accused of assaulting Missoula casino employee
(Montana) -- A man is charged with felony robbery following a disturbance at a Missoula casino earlier this week. 25-year-old Jordan Nall was charged with one count of...
article $50,000 Bail for Man Who Spit on and Slugged Casino Employee
(Montana) -- 25 year-old Jordan Nall didn’t understand why he was handcuffed and appearing via video in Missoula Justice Court from the county jail.
article Man charged with stealing food from Missoula casino, punching employee
(Montana) -- A 25-year-old man who prosecutors say tried to steal snacks meant for customers at a casino was arrested after allegedly attacking an employee who tried to...
article Men Block Road to Yellowstone's Buffalo Trap
(Montana) -- Early this morning, Buffalo Field Campaign patrols in Gardiner discovered “some interesting events” taking place at the access road to...
article MSU American Indian Council Powwow set for March 30-31
(Montana) -- The 43rd annual American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will be held March 30-31 at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The powwow is...
article Federal Court in MT Hears Challenge to Grizzly Delisting
(Montana) -- The Trump administration is in court in Montana today, trying to delay groups that are challenging its decision to strip endangered-species protections from...
article Federal judge in Missoula speeds up grizzly lawsuit ahead of fall hunting seasons
(Montana) -- A federal district judge derailed a docket full of legal preliminaries about removing the grizzly bear from Endangered Species Act protection on Tuesday, in...
article Prosecutors: Message Doesn't Merit Retrial in Montana Murder
(Montana) -- Prosecutors say the discovery of a cellphone entry that appears to reference a murder on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation does not justify a new trial...
article Montana students experience a bison harvest firsthand
(Montana) -- Few animals represent power and presence more than the North American bison. Students at Paris Gibson Education Center, an alternative high school in Great...
article Protestors of bison cull in court after chaining themselves to pens
(Montana) -- Protestors of the annual roundup and culling of bison from the Yellowstone National Park herd last week chained themselves to the Stephens Creek holding...
article 'Shape of Things': Indigenous artists team up with museum, press for new work
(Montana) -- To take a look at how indigenous artists in the United States are approaching their work, the Missoula Art Museum didn't put out an open call. Instead, they...
article More than 550 Yellowstone bison culled
(Montana) -- More than 550 bison have been killed through hunting and ship-to-slaughter so far this winter and bison managers seem assured to reach the cull goal for the...
article State C girls: Box Elder wins first state title in 20 years
(Montana) -- For the first time since 1998, the Box Elder girls basketball team was crowned the State C girls basketball champions. In a rematch of the Northern C...
article Montana judge mulls evidence in murder conviction challenge
(Montana) -- A Montana judge said Friday she would not make a ruling from the bench on a motion by the Montana Innocence Project to overturn the murder convictions of...
article Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site
(Montana) -- Republican lawmakers are once again trying to protect the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument even though tribal leaders and advocates have called...
article Five Questions for Rosalyn LaPier on Native Americans in Science
(Montana) -- Rosalyn LaPier is a rarity. A member of the Blackfeet Tribe and an associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Montana, she is one of...
article $200K in emergency energy assistance for Blackfeet, Fort Belknap and Northern Cheyenne reservations
(Montana) -- Governor Steve Bullock on Friday announced that $200,000 in emergency energy assistance funding will be released to assist eligible families on the...

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