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article USFS officials meet with Tribal Council and administrators
(8/16/2018)
(Montana) -- There is an old query about whether or not a tree that falls in the forest makes a sound if no one is there to hear it. That wonderment could apply to the...
article Indigenous health brings together tribes from across the world
(8/16/2018)
(Montana) -- Around the world, obesity rates are reportedly higher in Indigenous populations than countries’ general population rates. The growing trend inspired a...
article The White family rodeo life passes through generations
(8/16/2018)
(Montana) -- Crowds roaring with excitement, kids carrying on the rugged western lifestyle, and competing animals and cow pokes are what drives Pete and Shanna White to...
article Tribal Conservation Program announces promotions
(8/16/2018)
(Montana) -- Chief Pablo Espinoza, Tribal Conservation Program announces promotions of Sergeant Dan McClure to Captain and Investigator Brandon Couture to Sergeant. The...
article Tribal bear biologists euthanize orphaned grizzly cub
(8/11/2018)
(Montana) -- Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear cub was euthanized after its mother and siblings were killed in a vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 93 south of Ronan...
article Fire danger EXTREME on Flathead Reservation
(8/8/2018)
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire officials have determined fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to be EXTREME.
article Western Montana moves into Stage II fire restrictions
(8/7/2018)
(Montana) -- They’ll delay the inevitable no longer. For the third time in four hot summers, fire danger has ticked up to its highest level of Extreme and most of...
article Tribal crews continue battle Flathead Indian Reservation fires
(8/4/2018)
(Montana) -- Tribal fire officials report they are working on a pair of wildfires on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The two blazes were started by lightning in last...
article Police rescue fleeing suspect from Flathead Lake
(8/3/2018)
(Montana) -- Two law enforcement officers were forced to rescue a fleeing suspect running from Flathead Lake after he started to struggle in deep water during his escape...
article Tribal crews battling wildfire near Hot Springs
(7/31/2018)
(Montana) -- Tribal crews are continuing to battle the five acre Garden Creek fire that's burning two miles north of Hot Springs. Fire managers report that...
article The conservative case for the CSKT water compact
(7/29/2018)
(Montana) -- In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water compact with Montana, which settled all water rights...
article Grizzly bear, 2 cubs killed crossing Montana highway
(7/29/2018)
(Montana) -- Tribal wildlife officials say a family of grizzly bears was killed as the female bruin and her two cubs tried to cross a highway on northwestern Montana...
article Light attendance didn’t stop July Quarterly Meeting
(7/26/2018)
(Montana) -- Competing with the Arlee Powwow celebration, the July Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Quarterly meeting attendance was light.
article Flathead Indian Reservation at "very high" risk of wildfires
(7/24/2018)
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Division of Fire announced through a Facebook post on the morning of July 24 that the fire danger on the Flathead...
article Fire danger is high on the Flathead Reservation
(7/19/2018)
(Montana) -- The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes fire danger. Fuel moistures are starting to lower as...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Fort Peck chairman wants tribes to join lawsuit against Keystone XL pipeline
(8/15/2018)
(Montana) -- Fort Peck Indian Reservation tribal chairman Floyd Azure said he plans to urge the tribes’ executive board to join a lawsuit that accuses the federal...
article Fort Peck tribal chairman expresses desire to join Keystone XL lawsuit
(8/14/2018)
(Montana) -- Fort Peck Indian Reservation tribal chairman Floyd Azure said he plans to urge the tribes’ executive board to join a lawsuit that accuses the federal...
article ‘We Will Be Waiting’: Tribe Says Keystone XL Construction Is Not Welcome
(7/14/2018)
(Montana) -- The company building the long-contested Keystone XL oil pipeline notified the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in a letter this week that it will start...
article Tribal Chairman Sends Ominous 4-Word Letter to Keystone XL Pipeline Developer
(7/13/2018)
(Montana) -- The hotly contested Keystone XL Pipeline set to bring crude oil from Canada into the U.S. is chugging along. Developer TransCanada is preparing for...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Crow Agency celebrates 100th Crow Fair
(8/14/2018)
(Montana) -- Crow Nation will celebrate its centennial Crow Fair in the Teepee Capital of the World starting Wednesday. It won’t be the 100th year in a row for the...
article Apsáalooke people celebrate 100 years of coming together for Crow Fair
(8/12/2018)
(Montana) -- Lydia Fallsdown has been taking part in Crow Fair since she was 1 year old. She had to be tied to her horse that first year because she couldn’t hold...
article Judge allows lawsuit against Crow nursing home to proceed
(7/28/2018)
(Montana) -- A federal judge will allow a woman's lawsuit, which claims that the leaders of the Crow tribe's nursing home conspired to fire her for reporting...
article Can non-tribal cops chase alleged criminals onto the Crow Reservation? Some law enforcement say yes
(7/22/2018)
(Montana) -- Some area law enforcement officials are pushing back against the belief that tribal members fleeing police can reach a “safe haven” by traveling...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Northern Cheyenne

article Despite spots of rain, fires expand on Northern Cheyenne reservation in south-central Montana
(8/14/2018)
(Montana) -- Fires on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation expanded Tuesday in hot, dry conditions as firefighters fought to gain ground. A spot of rain helped Monday night...
article Firefighters battling multiple blazes on Northern Cheyenne reservation
(8/13/2018)
(Montana) -- Crews are battling several wildfires on the Northern Cheyenne reservation Monday that were sparked by a lightning burst Sunday night, according to BIA fire...
article Authorities ID two victims in fatal crash on Northern Cheyenne Reservation
(7/25/2018)
(Montana) -- Authorities have identified two people killed in a rollover crash after the driver led Bureau of Indian Affairs officers on a chase Monday afternoon in...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Nez Perce Tribe

article Honoring their ancestors: The Nez Perce gather for the 141st anniversary of the Battle of the Big Hole
(8/12/2018)
(Montana) -- A man and his wife woke to the sound of gun shots early on August 9, 1877. The wife told her husband to get his gun and fight. He told her to grab their 2-...
1 Article on this Issue

Voter Suppression

article Green Party candidate was on state GOP payroll
(8/12/2018)
(Montana) -- A man who registered as a Green Party candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate race was on the state Republican Party’s payroll and heads a newly...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Outgoing Yellowstone boss says he feels he was punished
(8/9/2018)
(Montana) -- National Park Service officials told Yellowstone's departing superintendent that he wasn't being forced out over a disagreement with Interior...
1 Article on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article Trial delayed for doctor accused of abusing Blackfeet boys
(8/7/2018)
(Montana) -- The trial of a pediatrician accused of sexually abusing young boys on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation two decades ago has been delayed. Former...
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article Ryan Zinke Sued Over ‘Stacked’ U.S. Panel on Oil, Gas, Coal Royalties
(8/7/2018)
(Montana) -- he Trump administration committee that helps set royalty payments for coal, oil and gas extracted from public lands is stacked with industry insiders who...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIWG

article Authorities fear missing Montana woman may be victim of sex-trafficking
(8/7/2018)
(Montana) -- Jermain “Liz” Morigeau, seen here wearing the same clothing as she was last seen in. Jermain, who also goes by the name Liz, was last seen in...
article Doctoral student compiles database of indigenous women who’ve gone missing
(7/23/2018)
(Montana) -- A storm rolls in over the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. The clouds are low and dark as distant lightning cracks over a green prairie. Wade...
article Doctoral Student Compiles Database Of Indigenous Women Who've Gone Missing
(7/21/2018)
(Montana) -- A storm rolls in over the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. The clouds are low and dark as distant lightning cracks over a green prairie. Wade...
article More Than A Dozen Indigenous Women Went Missing In Montana In 2018
(7/20/2018)
(Montana) -- Yet another Indigenous woman has gone missing in the Mountain West. Jermaine Charlo disappeared near a grocery store in Missoula, Montana last month. The 23...
article Database tracks missing and murdered indigenous women cases
(7/16/2018)
(Montana) -- Roylynn Rides Horse of Crow Agency was beaten and burned alive in April of 2016 on the Crow Indian Reservation. She died from her injuries two months later...
article "When They Were Here" documentary examines missing and murdered indigenous women
(7/11/2018)
(Montana) -- Two Blackfeet/Shoshone filmmakers are making a documentary about the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women. They have traveled across Montana and...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Think Finance must face CFPB lawsuit over tribal loans - ruling
(8/6/2018)
(Montana) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can proceed with a lawsuit accusing bankrupt financial technology firm Think Finance of working with tribal lenders...
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Peck

article Risk assessment on Yellowstone bison could delay transfer
(8/4/2018)
(Montana) -- A plan to transfer wild bison from Yellowstone National Park to an American Indian tribe in northeast Montana faces possible delay. The park is holding 89...
article FBI investigating Fort Peck death as possible homicide
(7/31/2018)
(Montana) -- The FBI and Fort Peck Tribal Police are investigating a July 27 death on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation as a possible homicide. Officials have not...
article Montana man imprisoned for rape, kidnap of 4-year-old on Fort Peck Reservation loses appeal
(7/12/2018)
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 23-year-old man in the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Adoption

article 1 year into Native foster care court, most kids taken from unsafe homes are placed in tribe-approved homes
(7/24/2018)
(Montana) -- When social workers take a Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Assiniboine or Sioux child from their parents in Yellowstone County, 75 percent go to live somewhere...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Fort Peck Tribal Council disallows medical marijuana
(7/23/2018)
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Tribal Council says tribal members are not allowed to possess marijuana on the reservation, even if they have a state-issued medical marijuana...
article Tribal law complicates which green card carriers can have medical marijuana on Fort Peck Reservation
(7/21/2018)
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Reservation this week is a case study in the inter-jurisdictional issues that shadow the medical marijuana trade. Lt. Patrick O'Connor of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Montana Lawmakers Ask Zinke For Help Passing Water Compacts
(7/18/2018)
(Montana) -- A state legislative committee is asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to work with Montana’s Congressional delegation to finalize a handful of water...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Indigenous Lawmaker Compares Trump's 'Pocahontas' Remark To Racial Slur
(7/16/2018)
(Montana) -- A bipartisan group of indigenous state lawmakers just published a letter condemning the President’s use of the name “Pocahontas” in a...
article Montana American Indian Caucus: We are not Pocahontas
(7/15/2018)
(Montana) -- As Indians growing up in our local communities, we know that Montanans have diverse political values. We understand and appreciate those differences. One of...
article Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
(7/12/2018)
(Montana) -- As Indians growing up in our local communities, we know that Montanans have diverse political values. We understand and appreciate those differences.
article Montana's American Indian Caucus to Trump: We are not Pocahontas
(7/9/2018)
(Montana) -- As Indians growing up in our local communities, we know that Montanans have diverse political values. We understand and appreciate those differences. One of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Federal Recognition

article Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill
(7/9/2018)
(Montana) -- A bill to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is taking an important step forward on Capitol Hill this week. H.R.3764,...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article EDITORIAL: Lone Bear case can result in better policy
(8/11/2018)
(Montana) -- Plans to develop a policy for searching for missing persons in Indian Country make sense. The Olivia Lone Bear case revealed flaws in the present approach...
article HGTC students intern on Blackfeet Indian Reservation
(8/11/2018)
(Montana) -- This summer, eight Horry-Georgetown Technical College forestry and wildlife students students worked at the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana with the...
article How Native American Children Benefit From Trauma-Informed Schools
(8/11/2018)
(Montana) -- At a Montana school, a fifth-grader threatened to strike his teacher with a chair. In many schools, the child would be suspended, expelled, or arrested,...
article Jeff Ament: Pearl Jam's Missoula shows are a family reunion with a big P.A.
(8/11/2018)
(Montana) -- Jeff Ament keeps traveling a circular route, from his home state of Montana to arena-sized concerts around the world and back. After Pearl Jam finished a...
article Stage 1 Fire Restrictions ordered for Blaine and Hill Counties
(8/9/2018)
(Montana) -- Blaine County and Hill County will begin Stage 1 fire restrictions on Friday, August 10, starting at 12:01 a.m., according to a press release from the...
article New “Montana Proud” posters celebrate American Indian success stories
(8/8/2018)
(Montana) -- The Montana Office of Public Instruction is highlighting American Indian success stories with a new series of “Montana Proud” posters. State Superintendent...
article MORON ALERT: Oregon man denies harassing Yellowstone bison as seen in viral video
(8/8/2018)
(Montana) -- The Oregon man charged with harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park in late July pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, and is scheduled to go to trial...
article FWP proposes rule regarding grizzly bears
(8/7/2018)
(Montana) -- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing an administrative rule to codify the population objectives detailed in the conservation strategy for grizzly...
article Former Browning pediatrician on trial next month for molesting boys
(8/6/2018)
(Montana) -- A former Indian Health Services pediatrician will stand trial next month for allegations of grooming, intoxicating and raping two young boys in his practice...
article Trial Delayed for Doctor Accused of Abusing Blackfeet Boys
(8/6/2018)
(Montana) -- A former Indian Health Service pediatrician accused of sexually abusing young boys on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation two decades ago had his...
article MCADAM: Calling out anti-Indian movement's hateful motives
(8/5/2018)
(Montana) -- Promises are important, at least that’s what we tell our kids. In Montana and around the country, there are groups advocating that we break the...
article Fort Belknap rounds up stray dogs, flooding local shelter
(8/5/2018)
(Montana) -- Since the start of a dog roundup planned for each community on the Fort Belknap Reservation in north-central Montana, more than 24 dogs have been collected...
article On National Bison Range, questions surround planning process for its future
(8/5/2018)
(Montana) -- When visitors enter the National Bison Range, they wind through the brush and prairie grass on a one-way dirt road. The drive around this National Wildlife...
article Missing Fort Hall girl found safe
(8/4/2018)
(Montana) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have suspended an overnight search on the Fort Hall Reservation. The effort will begin again at 8 a.m. Saturday. Fort Hall...
article Grant helps Tribes pass down traditional knowledge
(8/3/2018)
(Montana) -- Passing on traditional knowledge is critical in Native American communities as its keepers - the tribal elders - pass away. “When a tribal elder...
article RezQ Dogs steps in as tribe begins rounding up canines
(8/3/2018)
(Montana) -- Fort Belknap Fish & Wildlife started a dog roundup on July 25th and so far, RezQ Dogs has brought in 19 dogs to find them new homes. Since they're...
article Hat trick: Man caught on video harassing Yellowstone bison charged for behavior in 3 national parks
(8/3/2018)
(Montana) -- The man caught on video while harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park earlier this week was arrested Thursday in Glacier National Park.
article Gray Wolf Peak Casino awards Nissan Rogue to lucky winner
(8/2/2018)
(Montana) -- The parking lot at the Gray Wolf Peak Casino (GWPC) was so full of vehicles Saturday evening you could barely glimpse the blacktop. The reason was Gray Wolf...
article Everyday Native Uses Stories, Photos To Overcome Bullying
(7/30/2018)
(Montana) -- More Native American students in Montana say bullying is an issue at their school than their white peers. Sue Reynolds thinks a heavy dose of cross-cultural...
article University of Montana adjusts to support Native American students
(7/30/2018)
(Montana) -- Michelle Guzman dances at powwows, and this summer, the University of Montana staff member has been running into Native American students who have been...

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