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AG, Interior secretary back CSKT water compact

Two members of President Trump’s Cabinet have voiced their support for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact, but Montana's Republican senator and representative haven't explicitly endorsed the pact yet.

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7/3/2020

article CSKT COVID-19 Youth Campaign’s second release features musician Foreshadow
(Montana) -- Tribal musician Shadow Devereaux, known as Foreshadow, released a new song on Friday entitled “Protect Your People” as part of the Confederated...

7/2/2020

article Flathead Nation Federal Reserved Water Rights Compact has legislative hearing in U.S. Senate — Trump Administration supports funding levels
(Washington D.C.) -- The long nearly 40-year journey in turbid and meandering political waters that began on the Flathead Indian Reservation, with stops in the Montana...
article State Republicans Oppose Federal CSKT Water Act
(Montana) -- A group of 28 state Republican legislators are asking federal lawmakers to hold a hearing on the federal Montana Water Rights Protection Act in Kalispell....
article CSKT Tribal Health, Sanders Co. to host free COVID-19 testing event
(Montana) -- CSKT Tribal Health and the Sanders County Public Health Department will run a free COVID-19 testing event on July 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hot...

6/27/2020

article Bill to Settle CSKT Water Rights Gains Senate Committee Support
(Montana) -- A $1.9 billion measure to help settle a long-disputed water rights deal between the state and federal governments and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...

6/26/2020

article Montana Tribe Hoping To Finally Increase Coronavirus Testing
(Montana) -- More than three months into the pandemic, it can still be tough to get a coronavirus test, especially if you live in some of the country's more remote...

6/25/2020

article Tribes extend stay-at-home order to mid-July; announce disbursal of stimulus checks to members
(Montana) -- A shelter-in-place order in effect on the Flathead Indian Reservation since early in the coronavirus crisis won’t be lifted next Monday as originally...
article Montana Water Rights act touted as ‘permanent solution’ to Flathead dispute
(Montana) -- We’re still short of final action. However that proposal for a nearly $2 billion plan to settle tribal water rights in the Flathead Basin took a major...

6/24/2020

article Flathead Reservation's Shelter-In-Place Lifting Mid-July
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are lifting the Flathead Indian Reservation’s shelter-in-place order mid-July. The order was first issued...
article The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Prioritized Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Montana) -- The COVID-19 Pandemic has irrevocably altered the global community resulting in incredible loss of life and irreparable harm to economies and social norms...
article Salish Kootenai College Press releases new tribal history book
(Montana) -- The third volume of documents of Flathead Reservation history published by the Salish Kootenai College Press covers the 1890s, a period of turmoil and...

6/20/2020

article Montana tribe turns to musicians to raise kids' awareness of COVID-19
(Montana) -- On the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo, in the midst of a gaggle of dancing children, a young hip-hop artist raps out a serious message:...
article Tribal officials report new COVID-19 case on Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- Tribal health officials are reporting one new confirmed positive case of COVD-19 on the Flathead Indian Reservation, tied to the recent cluster of...

6/19/2020

article Tribes Turn to Musicians to Raise Kids’ Awareness of COVID
(Montana) -- The scene is the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo. In the midst of a gaggle of dancing children, a young hip-hop artist raps out a serious...

6/17/2020

article Tribal casinos open for business after more than three-month shutdown
(Montana) -- We are all living in a new world since the outset of COVID-19. The invisible virus has had some very visible negative effects on the health of the populace...
article Flathead County Reports Two More COVID-19 Cases
(Montana) -- Flathead County now has four active positive COVID-19 cases after two more were reported yesterday. The Flathead City-County Health Department also...
article Tribal casinos open for business after more than three-month shutdown
(Montana) -- We are all living in a new world since the outset of COVID-19. The invisible virus has had some very visible negative effects on the health of the populace...

6/16/2020

article More CSKT coronavirus cases prompt concern and youth outreach
(Montana) -- The Flathead Reservation has managed to keep its COVID-19 infection rate lower than many other reservations. But as Montana has opened up, the number of...
article CSKT Social Media Campaign Aims To Educate Kids About COVID-19 Risks
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes launched a social media campaign last week aimed at local kids, who tribal leaders fear aren’t taking the...

6/15/2020

article Videos aim to improve mask use by youth on CSKT reservation
(Montana) -- Can a catchy video and social media be the secret to getting more youth to wear masks during the pandemic? The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes hope...

6/13/2020

article New COVID-19 Case in Flathead County
(Montana) -- Officials with the Flathead City-County Health Department on Saturday reported a new local case of COVID-19, while tribal leaders with the Confederated...

6/12/2020

article CSKT's Gray Wolf Peak Casino, KwaTaqNuk Resort back in business
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe is announcing several reopenings. The Gray Wolf Peak Casino and the KwaTaqNuk Resort and casino are both back in...
article New Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported on Flathead Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- Health officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on Thursday reported three new preliminary positive COVID-19 cases on the Flathead Indian...

6/11/2020

article Tribal officials report COVID-19 cases on Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- Tribal health officials say two more preliminary positive case of COVID-19 have been detected on the Flathead Indian Reservation. This comes after an...

6/6/2020

article Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to reopen on June 29
(Montana) -- After much thoughtful deliberation, CSKT has moved to reopen government offices on June 29, 2020. All tribal departments will implement an individual return...

6/5/2020

article Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to reopen on June 29
(Montana) -- After much thoughtful deliberation, CSKT has moved to reopen government offices on June 29, 2020. All tribal departments will implement an individual return...

5/29/2020

article CSKT Shelter in Place Order to remain in effect
(Montana) -- After exploring many departmental re-opening plans, it’s clear there are many more details that need to be determined. For now, the Shelter in Place...

5/26/2020

article CSKT extends shelter in place order
(Montana) -- When Governor Bullock announced that areas around the state could begin opening businesses and relaxing restrictions, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...

5/23/2020

article Tribe closes hunting for cow, calf moose
(Montana) -- Declining moose populations in Western Montana have led the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe to close hunting of antlerless animals on the Flathead...

5/16/2020

article State-Tribal Relations Committee meets with CSKT Council
(Montana) -- The Montana State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee virtually hosted a meeting last Thursday with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council to...

4/26/2020

article County Commissioner, Tribal Chairwoman explain path forward for Lake County, CSKT
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have opted to remain under a shelter in place order during the coronavirus pandemic and neighboring Lake County...

4/23/2020

press release CSKT remains under a Shelter in Place order
(Montana) -- While other governments are considering early plans to re-open some businesses and churches, Tribal Council remains committed to adhering to the safest...

4/22/2020

article Grab and Go dinners feeding 1,000 kids on Flathead Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- With unprecedented job losses in the COVID-10 pandemic, families are struggling all over the country. In Ronan, the Boys and Girls Club is helping parents...

4/19/2020

article Grab and Go dinners feeding 1,000 kids on Flathead Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- With unprecedented job losses in the COVID-10 pandemic, families are struggling all over the country. In Ronan, the Boys and Girls Club is helping parents...

4/18/2020

article CSKT wins lawsuit vs. Lake County, developer
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have won a lawsuit against Lake County and a property developer who aimed to build a 40-acre RV park on the west...

4/14/2020

article Non-resident recreation temporarily suspended on Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council passed a resolution to temporarily suspend non-resident recreation on tribally owned land and to also...
article CSKT establishes new bear conflict call line
(Montana) -- A new call line to report non-emergency bear conflicts on the Flathead Indian Reservation is now available. Calls made to (406) 275-2774 are now being...

4/9/2020

article CSKT lands, boat launches only open to tribal residents due to COVID-19
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council recently passed a resolution to limit access of its lands for recreation. It includes the closure of...
article Non-resident recreation temporarily suspended on the Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- On March 31 the Tribal Council passed a resolution to temporarily suspend recreation on tribal land to non-residents of the Flathead Indian Reservation....

4/8/2020

article CSKT lands, boat launches only open to tribal residents due to COVID-19
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council recently passed a resolution to limit access of its lands for recreation. It includes the closure of...

4/7/2020

article Voices: The right choice for managing the National Bison Range
(Montana) -- In the late 1800s, Ɫatatí (Little Falcon Robe), a Ql̓ispé (Pend d’Oreille) Tribal member, established a wild bison herd on the Flathead Reservation...

4/5/2020

article CSKT Tribal Health implements changes to pharmacies, health centers
(Montana) -- According to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health Department several health centers will be close on Monday April 6th. In an effort to stop...

3/29/2020

article Major Colstrip owner to buy hydropower from Western Montana tribes
(Montana) -- A major owner of Colstrip Power Plant has signed a 15-year contract for Montana hydropower from Energy Keepers, which is owned by the Confederated Salish...

3/27/2020

article CKST declares shelter in place order
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are ordering everyone within their jurisdiction to stay in their homes except as needed to maintain critical...

3/21/2020

article CSKT implements closure orders on Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are implementing the same closure orders on the Flathead Indian Reservation as those announced Friday by Gov....

3/16/2020

article CSKT announces coronavirus preparation measures
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council is providing an update on some changes and information to prepare for the coronavrius. A new online...

3/15/2020

article CKST announces Monday shutdowns
(Montana) -- The Confederal Salish and Kootenai Tribes announced late Sunday that most tribal offices would be closed Monday in order to protect the tribal community...

3/13/2020

article ACLU files lawsuit over Montana's ballot collection law
(Montana) -- The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Montana and the Native American Rights Fund are challenging a Montana law that they say severely restricts...

3/6/2020

article OP/ED: The case for transferring federal lands back to Native Americans
(Montana) -- A proposal by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) to transfer the National Bison Range – 18,800 acres – to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (...

3/5/2020

article CSKT encourages public engagement of Water Compact information
(Montana) -- For a number of years, the Lake County Commissioners have engaged in a campaign to oppose Tribal initiatives and promote the distribution of misinformation...

3/4/2020

article OP/ED: Watered Down
(Montana) -- For two weeks now, there’s been a gusher of television advertising promoting the so-called Montana Water Rights Protection Act, Senate bill S-3019....
article SKC program allows children to study heartbeats
(Montana) -- The science laboratory at Salish Kootenai College was recently filled with elementary students, all of whom had their eyes glued to their microscopes as...

2/29/2020

article Salish Kootenai College first tribal college to add nursing bachelor's degree
(Montana) -- Austin Taylor grew up in the small towns scattered throughout the Mission Valley, where from the age of 7 he watched his little brother battle brain cancer...

2/23/2020

article 'We can't let these things go': Tribes work to protect artifacts
(Montana) -- A basement here stores thousands of artifacts from Montana’s distant past. Their future weighs heavily on Mike Durglo. “There’s a lot of...

2/20/2020

article Missoula County ceremony gives intergovernmental respect to CSKT
(Montana) -- Messages of peace and respect highlighted a Wednesday afternoon ceremony as Missoula County formally acknowledged the importance and legacy of the...

2/19/2020

article What’s in a flag? Ceremony at Missoula County courthouse recognizes tribal absence
(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 Missoula County dedicates CSKT flag and native artwork at courthouse
(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...

2/16/2020

article OP/ED: Daines' bill improves CSKT water compact
(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...

2/9/2020

article Montana Water Rights Protection Act beneficial for all water users
(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...

1/23/2020

article COLUMN: CSKT damages report ought to be shared with Lake County
(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
(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...

1/22/2020

article St. Ignatius District meeting details CSKT Water Compact
(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
(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...

1/21/2020

article Missoula County to add CSKT tribal flag, Native American art to meeting room
(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...
article Sen. Olszewski Argues Against CSKT Water Compact
(Montana) -- Opponents of a major Indian water rights settlement in Montana are calling on U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to withdraw it from Congress. But attorneys say some of...

1/16/2020

article Chairwomen Fyant says she is ready for the Tribal Council leadership role
(Montana) -- No one knows what goes on in the voting booth or behind closed doors until later. What happened in the Tribal Council election voting booth for the election...

1/15/2020

article Opponents: Sen. Daines’ Flathead tribal water settlement should be withdrawn
(Montana) -- A proposed settlement of the Confederate Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water rights raises too many unanswered questions and should be withdrawn, its...
article Tribes' water compact foes cry foul at federal proposal
(Montana) -- State Sen. Al Olszewski pitched the possibility Wednesday of Montana’s withdrawing from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' water compact...

1/13/2020

article Guest view: CSKT managing Bison Range corrects long-standing injustice
(Montana) -- In addition to codifying a state-tribal water settlement, recently introduced bipartisan legislation (the Montana Water Rights Protection Act) would enable...

1/8/2020

article Opinion: Sen. Daines’ water compact legislation fails to protect western Montana
(Montana) -- Less than one month ago, Sen. Steve Daines introduced Senate Bill 3019, The Montana Water Rights Protection Act, to the US Senate. In his attempt to fix the...

1/4/2020

article Arlee woman selected as new CSKT chair
(Montana) -- An Arlee woman became the first to chair the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in more than 20 years, with Shelly Fyant being selected as Tribal...

1/2/2020

press release National Bison Range future guided by management plan
(Montana) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its final Record of Decision on the National Bison Range Comprehensive Conservation — management —...

12/29/2019

article Lake, Sanders commissioners balk at CSKT water compact provisions
(Montana) -- The Lake County Commissioners are doubling down on their opposition to a proposed bill that would ratify the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water...

12/26/2019

article CSKT looks at past, present and future to address climate change
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Climate Change Strategic Plan coordinator, and the folks and groups proactively involved in the climate change...

12/10/2019

article Bill Would Transfer Bison Range To Tribes, Settle CSKT Water Rights Claims
(Montana) -- A bill proposing to settle long disputed water rights claims between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government includes a...
article Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute
(Montana) -- An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights took a major step forward...

12/8/2019

article Tester sees bipartisan support for Flathead Water settlement
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Jon Tester believes bipartisan support might be the difference to finally resolving the years-long debate over tribal water rights in the...

12/7/2019

article Guest opinion: CSKT Compact protects Montanans' water rights
(Montana) -- My husband and I ranch near Lennep on land that has been owned by his family since 1877 when his great grandfather immigrated from Norway. Even though we...

12/6/2019

article Flathead water dispute is already generating positive reaction
(Montana) -- The proposed settlement of the Flathead water dispute is generating action from the principal players who been working on the issue for years. Senator Jon...
article Water-rights bill to include $1.9 billion for Montana tribes
(Montana) -- Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said he plans to introduce legislation help to settle a long-awaited water rights deal with the Confederated Salish and...

12/5/2019

article Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights took a major step...
article Daines to introduce sweeping legislation to settle CSKT's Flathead water claims
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Steve Daines says a newly-developed settlement would bring a permanent solution to the dispute over tribal water rights claims in Western...

12/3/2019

article CSKT water compact gets support from Trump officials
(Montana) -- Two top Trump administration officials recently spoke in support of a proposed water rights compact between the state and an Indian tribe in northwestern...

12/1/2019

article LETTER: Water compact nearing ratification
(Montana) -- On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Montana Association of Conservation Districts passed a resolution asking our congressional senators and representative for their...

11/29/2019

article AG, Interior secretary back CSKT water compact
(Montana) -- Two members of President Trump’s Cabinet have voiced their support for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact, but Montana's...

11/28/2019

article TERS Tribal Council candidate forum offers a peek into the political approach on a smorgasbord of CSKT issues
(Montana) -- The Tribal Council Candidates Forum at Two Eagle River School facilitated by TERS students gave the tribal electorate insight on where they stand on issues...
article Ronan School District balances Native culture with education
(Montana) -- The Ronan Indian Education Committee (IEC) discussed how tribal youth can feel more comfortable with their culture and not as though they are living two...
press release Salish Kootenai College to benefit from USDA grant to expand rural education
(Montana) -- Montana State Director for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Charles Robison announced that USDA is investing in a University of...

11/26/2019

article Guest opinion: Fight against CSKT Water Compact
(Montana) -- On Nov. 22, my cell phone exploded with requests to comment on the latest events involving the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact that...

11/25/2019

article Trump Admin Officials Endorse CSKT Water Compact
(Montana) -- Two top officials in the Trump Administration offered support for one of the state’s final remaining tribal water agreements last week. The...

11/14/2019

article Salish Kootenai College offers 'Indigenous STEM class'
(Montana) -- Ely Goklish is studying to be a teacher. At Salish Kootenai College, that means learning to make cord from dogbane plant. Native Americans have used the...

11/12/2019

article Water Compact still waiting for Congressional approval
(Washington D.C.) -- The pending Water Compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), the state of Montana and the federal government is the result...

11/1/2019

article Can Do: Montana Tribe Builds Global Tech Powerhouse From Scratch
(Montana) -- Any investor I know would be ecstatic to see a return of $40 million on an initial investment of just $150,000. But that is exactly what has resulted from...

10/31/2019

article Is CSKT disaster ready?
(Montana) -- Recently, Lake County experienced a blackout caused allegedly by a wayward frog with no business being around an electrical grid. For several hours, Polson...

10/12/2019

article Salish Kootenai author shares story of living between two worlds, belonging to neither
(Montana) -- Susan Devan Harness grew up in a complicated world where she struggled to find a place to fit in. A member of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes of...

10/8/2019

article Thieves steal gas from school bus; tribal police say not the first time
(Montana) -- Two thieves in Arlee are stealing gas from school buses, and in the process impacting young school children in town. Louis Fiddler the Captain for the...

9/26/2019

article Elder Tony Incashola remembers Whitebark pine from his youth
(Montana) -- As a young boy growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Tony Incashola, now an elder, remembers munching on an indigenous food source of what he knew as a...
article Whitebark Pine set to make a comeback on Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- Northwest scientists were led up to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal high elevation land in the Three Lakes Peak region this month to learn about the...

8/29/2019

article African attorneys, tribal judges talk Indian law in Pablo
(Montana) -- The judges in the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court don’t wear wigs, Chief Judge Brad Pluff told a group of African attorneys Thursday....
article Tester announces $3.5 Million for Salish Kootenai College Indigenous Research Center
(Montana) -- U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that Salish Kootenai College will receive a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant to fund an Indigenous Research...

8/28/2019

article Salish Kootenai College gets funding for Indigenous Research Center
(Montana) -- Salish Kootenai College will receive a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant to fund an Indigenous Research Center on its campus in Pablo, Sen. Jon...

8/20/2019

article Tribes, Lake County spar over road
(Montana) -- A dispute about jurisdiction over an access road to a recreational vehicle park in Big Arm led the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to sue Lake...

8/1/2019

article Tribal Health Department updates Centers for Disease Control of its healthcare efforts
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Health of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) showcased its services during a visit from Center for Disease Control (CDC) and...
article Foodways of the Flathead: Stories, Recipes, and Connections
(Montana) -- I had the chance to sit with Liz Santos, fellow lover of cooking and food. It was clear that she is grounded in her food history, remarking on the ways food...

7/20/2019

article Incumbents hold on in Flathead Irrigation District Election
(Montana) -- After a troubled, drawn-out election, two incumbents have held on to their seats on the Flathead Irrigation District's Board of Commissioners. This...

7/18/2019

article CSKT gets $2.8 million for Head Start
(Montana) -- U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced Thursday that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will receive more than $2.8 million to fund their Head Start and...

7/17/2019

article County, tribes agree on access while lawsuit moves forward
(Montana) -- Lake County and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have agreed to leave a disputed roadway open while a right-of-way lawsuit proceeds. The county...

7/11/2019

article Fire Danger is Moderate on the Flathead Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes fire danger. The Flathead Indian Reservations fire...

7/9/2019

article Warriors honored at Arlee Celebration
(Montana) -- The 121st Arlee Esqapqeyni began with a Snake Dance on Thursday afternoon, and the celebration continued through the weekend with many more traditional...
article Mountain goat hunting on reservation still closed
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council closed hunting of Rocky Mountain goats on the Flathead Indian Reservation in September of 2018 due to...
article Wildfire Burning on the Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- The first notable wildfire of the year in Northwest Montana is burning on the Flathead Indian Reservation near Arlee. The lightning-sparked Arlee Northwest...

7/8/2019

article Man arrested at Evaro casino after high-speed chase, dog reunited with stolen car's owner
(Montana) -- A casual Sunday coffee meet-up whipped into a search mission for a woman's dog after a 29-year-old man allegedly stole her car — with the dog in...

6/30/2019

article Missoula Democrat Shane Morigeau running for state auditor post
(Montana) -- State Rep. Shane Morigeau announced Sunday he is running for state auditor in 2020. Morigeau, a Democrat from Missoula, is the first from his party to...

6/27/2019

press release Tribes make bison film available
(Montana) -- For the first time, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are making publicly available the award-winning film, In the Spirit of ʔAtatíc̓eʔ: The...

6/24/2019

article Missoula County to fly CSKT flag in courthouse meeting room
(Montana) -- Saying it came 150 years too late, Missoula County last year renamed the public meeting room in the courthouse in honor of Sophie Moiese, a Salish cultural...

6/20/2019

article CSKT, VA make tribal veterans home loans easier to get
(Montana) -- The process for eligible Confederated Salish and Kootenai veterans, active-duty military to apply for a Veterans Affairs home loan on federal trust land got...

6/12/2019

article CSKT offers reward for information on missing woman
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe's Tribal Council is offering a $10,000 reward for any information regarding Jermain Charlo, who has been...
article Lake County commissioner responds to lawsuit filed by CSKT
(Montana) -- The Lake County Commissioners were served summons in a lawsuit filed against them by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on May 24. The suit stems...

5/30/2019

article Tribal Council, Lake County Commission meet for the first time in two years
(Montana) -- For the first time in more than two years, the Lake County commissioners and members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council sat down for a...
article Largest jackpot to date won at Gray Wolf Peak Casino
(Montana) -- On May 9 at approximately 3:30 pm, the largest jackpot to date at Gray Wolf Peak Casino was won. The winner received a whopping $276,752.16.

5/23/2019

article Understanding Tribes place in the Farm Bill
(Montana) -- Since October 2018, I have been participating in the Farm Bill Coalition behalf of the CS&KT. There are over 135 Tribes and organizations that have been...

5/20/2019

article Tribal Health chief out, council member under scrutiny
(Montana) -- A Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council member is under scrutiny after allegedly driving a longtime employee to step down. Charmel Gillin...

5/18/2019

article Pregnant woman reportedly dragged into woods near Missoula found safe
(Montana) -- A pregnant woman who was reportedly dragged into the woods near Missoula Saturday has been located. The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) along...

5/17/2019

article One man’s crusade to help humans and bears coexist
(Montana) -- The two sides of Bryce Andrews — enlightened rancher and sensitive writer — appear to make a smooth fit. The grizzly bears of western Montana...

4/30/2019

article Attempt to end tribal property tax exemption fails, lawsuit still pending in Lake County
(Montana) -- A state tax exemption for certain tribal-owned lands has emerged from the Legislature unchanged. Since 2011, the temporary tribal property tax exemption has...

4/21/2019

article LETTER: National Bison Range belongs to every American
(Montana) -- Recently, the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe announced their renewed effort to have ownership of the National Bison Range, a Federal Wildlife Refuge...

4/20/2019

article LETTER: Puzzled by overreaction to Tribe's application
(Montana) -- I am puzzled by what seems to me as an almost hysterical overreaction to the Confederated Tribes application for listing their Traditional Cultural Property...

4/18/2019

article The answers to a healthy future for tribal people lie in the old ways
(Montana) -- Food for the palate and revitalization of the tribal tongue were food for thought at the recent Séliš QÍispé Culture Committee Elders Committee meeting, in...
article The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Lake County issue flooding potential warning
(Montana) -- Due to extreme flooding conditions, all of the agency’s involved with Disaster & Emergency Services efforts are asking for your help. Please be...

4/6/2019

article Management plan doesn’t include transfer to tribes
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes announced more than two weeks ago a desire to revisit restoring the National Bison Range to federal trust...

3/28/2019

article Former tribal official honored for work on aquatic species
(Montana) -- Germaine White, who recently retired from her position the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, was recently honored with an education award. White...
article The sound and spirit of Salish Speakers-1972
(Montana) -- The photograph (right) with Baptiste Telpah, Albert Tellier, and Blind Mose Chouteau sitting on a sidewalk in downtown St. Ignatius, Montana was taken in...

3/24/2019

article CSKT Renews Proposal for Ownership of Bison Range
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have renewed a proposal to return management of the 18,800-acre National Bison Range to tribal management under...

3/21/2019

article Tribes rekindle push for federal trust ownership
(Montana) -- A visitor to the National Bison Range near Moiese might someday enjoy a deeper and more holistic understanding of the bison, the land and the bison’s...

3/20/2019

article No tribal flag in state capitol
(South Dakota) -- CRST Chairman Harold Frazier issued the following statement regarding a proposal by Governor Kristi Noem to add tribal flags to the state capitol...
article Tribes continue push for trust ownership of Bison Range
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have reiterated their goal to place the National Bison Range in federal trust ownership for them. A Wednesday...
article Tribes Want Bison Range Management Returned To CSKT
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) have told Montana’s congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of Interior that it wants...

3/17/2019

article LETTER: Compact opponents aim to increase federal control of Montana waters
(Montana) -- The recent proposal made by opponents of the CSKT Water Compact seeks to replace the long-negotiated agreement with a one-sided proposal that is illegal,...

3/4/2019

article COLUMN: Compact opponents aim to increase federal control of Montana waters
(Montana) -- The recent proposal made by opponents of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact seeks to replace the long-negotiated agreement with a one...

3/2/2019

article Guest opinion: CSKT compact foes want feds to control Montana waters
(Montana) -- The recent proposal made by opponents of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes Water Compact seeks to replace the long-negotiated agreement with a one-...

2/28/2019

article CSKT Tribal Council establishes group to combat violence against indigenous women
(Montana) -- Native American women are more than twice as likely to experience violent crimes, rape or sexual assault than all other races, according to statistics from...

2/21/2019

article TERS photographers expose Flathead Nation to the world
(Montana) -- The adage that a picture is worth a thousands words was on full glory display with the opening of the pink prom dress photo exhibit at the People’s...

2/12/2019

article 46 employees to lose jobs at Kicking Horse Job Corps
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes informed the employees at Kicking Horse Job Corps that the center will be completely closed as of Feb. 28. CSKT...

2/9/2019

article Ronan's Kicking Horse Job Corps Center set to close at end of month
(Montana) -- The Kicking Horse Job Corps Center in Ronan is scheduled to close at the end of the month. The facility is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job...

1/24/2019

article Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to join ceremonies launching submarine USS Montana
(Montana) -- Montana will be represented for the first time amongst the US Navy fleet of submarines. The “USS Montana,” a nuclear powered high-stealth...

1/19/2019

article COLUMN: CSKT water compact critics aren't telling the truth
(Montana) -- I attended an informational meeting a few weeks ago on the “Peoples Compact.” There were five Kalispell legislators there to tell their story on...

1/4/2019

article Federal shutdown stops monitoring, cleanup efforts at Frenchtown pulp mill site
(Montana) -- When trying to restore a contaminated area, it’s helpful to have a clear goal for the final result. That was the conclusion of those attending...

1/3/2019

article Dan McClure named new CSKT Chief Game Warden
(Montana) -- It’s a been a life goal for Dan McClure to take the rank of tribal Chief Game Warden. The aspiration started with his first job in a youth employment...

12/27/2018

article CSKT NRD employees awarded for years of service, dedication
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resource Department recognized five employees with 30 to 45 years with the NRD program with longevity...
article Fred Matt sworn in as St Ignatius District Tribal Council representative
(Montana) -- The new Tribal Council representative from St. Ignatius Fred Matt was sworn in on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by CSKT Tribal Court judge Bradley Pluff. He...

12/24/2018

article Grizzly deaths on Flathead Reservation prompt investigations
(Montana) -- The deaths of two female grizzly bears on the Flathead Indian Reservation this fall have prompted investigations from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...

12/16/2018

article LETTER: CSKT compact is good for Montana agriculture
(Montana) -- The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for...

12/15/2018

article COLUMN: Water rights compact is good for Montana ag
(Montana) -- The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for...

12/14/2018

article CSKT negotiated water rights compact good for Montana agriculture
(Montana) -- The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for...

12/9/2018

article Opponents to CSKT water compact propose alternative
(Montana) -- In July 1855, participants in treaty negotiations included the Salish, Kootenai and Pend d’Oreille tribes and Territorial Gov. Isaac Stevens. The end result...

12/1/2018

article DNRC condemns 'People's Compact' for tribal water rights
(Montana) -- John Tubbs, director of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, weighed in on the "People's Compact" Thursday,...

11/26/2018

article Missoula County honors Sophie Moiese, acknowledges CSKT Homeland
(Montana) -- Historic it was. The naming of the Missoula County Board of Commissioners public meeting room after a Bitterroot Salish woman, whose life spanned two...
article Missoula County honors Sophie Moiese, acknowledges CSKT Homeland
(Montana) -- Historic it was. The naming of the Missoula County Board of Commissioners public meeting room after a Bitterroot Salish woman, whose life spanned two...
article CSKT Tribal Health Kidney Keepers wellness club members
(Montana) -- What started out as a challenge between two Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health employees to run a half marathon turned into a challenge for...
article Nashville recording artist Tim Ryan’s musical opus to be broadcast on PBS
(Montana) -- The wait is over for those waiting to view and listen to Flathead Indian Reservation homeboy Tim Ryan’s musical opus “My Grandpa’s Fiddle/...

11/25/2018

article Blackfeet Nation Receives Grant to Aid Tribal Prosecutions
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation this month received nearly $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice to assist with violent crime prosecutions in both...

11/23/2018

article Criminal cases against two Confederated Salish and Kootenai court officials resolved
(Montana) -- Two criminal cases against Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court officials have been resolved. In fall 2017, tribal prosecutors charged Chief Judge...

11/21/2018

article Flathead Reservation Pharmacy Fined $95K for Missing Opioids
(Montana) -- A pharmacy on Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation has been fined $95,000 for failing to account for 2,500 oxyodone tablets from March 2017 to March...

11/19/2018

article Tribal pharmacy to pay $95K settlement
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ pharmacy will pay more than $95,000 to settle alleged violations of federal drug laws. These issues were...

11/18/2018

article Alternative water compact emerges in the Flathead
(Montana) -- Opponents of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact now say they have an alternative. It aims to replace the existing agreement that...

11/17/2018

article Energy Keepers provides Flathead Lake level update
(Montana) -- The tribal-owned corporation managing the former Kerr Dam hydroelectric project provided an update Friday about the seasonal drawdown of Flathead Lake....

11/1/2018

article CSKT Get Out The Vote provides services for CSKT members wanting to vote
(Montana) -- On Thursday, October 25, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council supported CSKT Get Out The Vote’s efforts to encourage tribal members to...

10/25/2018

article CHAIRMAN TRAHAN: CSKT contributes to Lake County and communities
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes contribute millions of dollars to the local community through taxes, fees, in-kind donations, scholarships, and...
article CSKT battling late-season wildfire near Arlee
(Montana) -- Firefighters are working on a small wildfire that started a few miles northeast of Arlee on the Flathead Indian Reservation after a citizen's...
press release Vacant Tribal Council seat to be filled
(Montana) -- The Tribal Council of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is accepting letters of interest for the St. Ignatius District vacancy on the Tribal...

10/24/2018

article CSKT erects food storage structures
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Wildland Recreation Program recently partnered with People and Carnivores, a Bozeman-based non-profit...

10/5/2018

article COLUMN: Tell congressional delegates to dump CSKT water compact
(Montana) -- Montana water right holders recently received official-looking mailers that appear to be a litigation notice from the Montana Water Court. In fact, these...

9/19/2018

article Fire danger HIGH on the Flathead Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire officials have determined to keep fire danger signs within the Flathead Indian Reservation...

9/13/2018

article Lt. Governor Mike Cooney learns about Salish Kootenai College’s apprenticeship programs
(Montana) -- Montana Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney visited Salish Kootenai College last Wednesday to hear about apprenticeship programs recently created at the tribal...
article Two Eagle River School students start year with fresh looks
(Montana) -- Baseball caps and beanie hats have become a staple part of Justice Bourdon’s look. The junior at Two Eagle River School said it’s been difficult...

9/9/2018

article 2 arrested after child found abused in Mission Valley home
(Montana) -- A four-year-old Mission Valley boy is in stable condition after the Lake County Sheriff's Office and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police...

9/4/2018

article Fire marshal looking into Rattlesnake fire
(Montana) -- A wildfire that sprang to life in or around a barn on the Flathead Indian Reservation last Thursday has the attention of the state fire marshal’s...

9/2/2018

article Crews continue battling Rattlesnake Fire outside of Hot Springs
(Montana) -- The Rattlesnake fire burning 10 miles northeast of Hot Springs has showed little growth. The blaze, which is burning on the Flathead Indian Reservation, has...

9/1/2018

article 2 grizzlies found dead; one killed by car
(Montana) -- Two more grizzly bears died recently, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. An 17-year-old female grizzly bear was killed after being hit by a...

8/31/2018

article Polson drug bust nets several arrests
(Montana) -- A Friday afternoon drug raid netted several arrests. The Polson Police Department with the help of the Flathead Tribal Police Department served a warrant on...

8/30/2018

article Where the buffalo roam
(Montana) -- A vision remains clear: Return free-roaming bison to the plains on open lands without restrictions by fences or even boundaries between countries like the...
article Firefighters Respond to New Fire North of Hot Springs
(Montana) -- Firefighters are responding to a new fire 10 miles northeast of Hot Springs on the Flathead Indian Reservation. According to the Confederated Salish &...

8/29/2018

article Fire managers lifts fire restrictions on the Flathead Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- Effective 00:01 am on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 fire managers across the Flathead Indian Reservation rescinded Stage I and Stage II fire restrictions....

8/28/2018

article Fire danger easing on Flathead Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- Tribal officials have announced that fire restrictions will be eased on the Flathead Indian Reservation later this week. The Confederated Salish and...

8/23/2018

article Flathead Lake Blues Festival flash mobbed by tribal dancers
(Montana) -- As the smoky Lower Flathead Valley skies turned to a warm bluish-grey hazy night cap over the Flathead River amphitheater in Polson, the music festival...

8/22/2018

article Guest opinion: Congress should approve CSKT Water Compact
(Montana) -- The uncertainty and expense that would be prevented by implementing the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) Water Compact is one of the many...

8/21/2018

article Guest view: CSKT Water Compact must be ratified
(Montana) -- The uncertainty and expense that would be prevented by implementing the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (“CSKT”) Water Compact is one...

8/18/2018

article Commissioner dismisses 3-year-old complaint over CSKT lobbying efforts on water compact
(Montana) -- A pair of complaints from 2015 alleging the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes failed to report and disclose money spent on lobbying to help pass a...

8/16/2018

article USFS officials meet with Tribal Council and administrators
(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 Senator Jon Tester connects with Indian Country on Facebook
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is reaching the American Indian population via modern social media avenues like Facebook. To that point Sen. Tester...
article Indigenous health brings together tribes from across the world
(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
(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...
press release Tribal Conservation Program announces promotions
(Montana) -- Chief Pablo Espinoza, Tribal Conservation Program announces promotions of Sergeant Dan McClure to Captain and Investigator Brandon Couture to Sergeant. The...

8/11/2018

article Tribal bear biologists euthanize orphaned grizzly cub
(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...

8/8/2018

article Fire danger EXTREME on Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire officials have determined fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to be EXTREME.

8/7/2018

article Western Montana moves into Stage II fire restrictions
(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...

8/4/2018

article Tribal crews continue battle Flathead Indian Reservation fires
(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...

8/3/2018

article Police rescue fleeing suspect from Flathead Lake
(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...

7/31/2018

article Tribal crews battling wildfire near Hot Springs
(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...

7/29/2018

article The conservative case for the CSKT water compact
(Montana) -- In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water compact with Montana, which settled all water rights...

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