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Blackfeet Tribe examining potential for national park

Some members of the Blackfeet Tribe are looking at the potential for their own national park. Agricultural Resource Management is pushing for a feasibility study on the creation of a Blackfeet conservation area.

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7/12/2020

article 'Let's take our daughters and dance': How indigenous communities are showing solidarity with Black Lives Matter in Milwaukee
(Wisconsin) -- At the end of Margaret Noodin's email signature, there are six sentences written twice — once in Ojibwe and once in English. They read: Black...

7/11/2020

article Logjam of tourists at Glacier National Park
(Montana) -- As Montana warily reopened last month to pandemic-weary tourists, an isolated community held firm with closures and stay-at-home orders. Few outsiders would...

7/8/2020

article COVID-19: More than 2,000 tested last week on Blackfeet Reservation
(Montana) -- The long lines of vehicles on Tuesday, June 30, heading towards the now-vacant Glacier Peaks Casino were one obvious example of the Blackfeet Tribe’s...
article Tribal Council to take oath on July 9 at All Chiefs Park
(Oklahoma) -- The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council decided on Monday, July 6, that the formal Inauguration of three incoming and one returning Councilmen will be held...

7/6/2020

article Blackfeet Member Loses Appeal of Ban From Tribal Headquarters
(Montana) -- A member of the Blackfeet Nation can be temporarily barred from residing in the tribe’s headquarters of Browning, Mont., as a condition of his...

7/2/2020

article ESPN's Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible Shows Native Girls Taking Back Strength Amid Violence Epidemic
(Indian Country) -- “My greatest fear is that we won’t ever find my sister, but we will always search for Ashley. For the rest of our lives, if we have to,...

7/1/2020

article Browning woman charged with murder of disabled man on Blackfeet Reservation
(Montana) -- A Browning woman has been charged in U.S. District Court for the death of a man on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in early June. According to the federal...
article In Blackfeet Nation, a boxing club is fighting to save Native American women’s lives
(Montana) -- There are at least 4,000 missing indigenous women in the U.S., including Ashley Loring Heavyrunner. At the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, indigenous women...

6/30/2020

article FAST Blackfeet pantry preparing to go mobile as they fight food insecurity on the Blackfeet Reservation
(Montana) -- A community organization on the Blackfeet Reservation is finding ways to adapt as they work to meet the needs of their community during COVID-19. FAST...
article Blackfeet Nation Closes Glacier National Park Border Over Covid Concerns
(Montana) -- Fears that the coronavirus pandemic could cripple their cultural knowledge by striking their elders prompted the Blackfeet Nation to effectively close the...
article 'Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible': The true story behind the disappearance of Native American Ashley Loring
(Montana) -- ESPN’s newest sports activities documentary, ‘Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible’ is predicated on Native American girls and their plan of...

6/29/2020

article Coronavirus Leaves Blackfeet Issuing Stay-At-Home Order
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is now under a mandatory 14-day stay-at-home order after health officials reported the reservation’s first COVID-19...

6/28/2020

article Blackfeet Reservation leaders issue new coronavirus orders
(Montana) -- On the Blackfeet reservation leaders are taking action not to stop any community spread from the coronavirus. Blackfeet tribal business council and COVID-19...
article Guest view: Blackfeet grateful, but seek permanent protection
(Montana) -- Last week, a panel of judges in Washington, D.C., ruled that the last industrial lease in the Badger-Two Medicine must be canceled. And while the Blackfeet...

6/27/2020

article Blackfeet leaders close eastern entrances to Glacier for summer
(Montana) -- Blackfeet Nation leaders, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, have decided to keep the eastern entrances to Glacier National Park closed for the rest...
article New orders issued for Blackfeet Indian Reservation due to community spread
(Montana) -- According to Eileen Henderson with Blackfeet Nation Incident Command, the announcement comes after a Cutbank resident tested positive for COVID-19 in...

6/26/2020

article Blackfeet Shut Down Glacier's East Entrances Over COVID-19 Fears
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation will close off road access to Glacier National Park’s east entrances for the remainder of the tourism season, according to a...
article Blackfeet Propose Legislation to Permanently Safeguard Badger-Two Medicine
(Montana) -- For the first time in 40 years, the Badger-Two Medicine, a pristine region along the Rocky Mountain Front brimming with rivers and wildlife corridors and...

6/25/2020

article Blackfeet Tribe Closes Eastern Border to Glacier Park
(Montana) -- Citing the state’s recent surge in new cases of COVID-19, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council voted Thursday to prohibit travel from Glacier...
article Blackfeet draft bill to protect Badger-Two Medicine
(Montana) -- Just days after celebrating a court decision canceling the last oil exploration lease in the Badger-Two Medicine landscape, the Blackfeet Nation released a...
article Blackfeet Nation to implement 'drive-up' voting in upcoming election
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation will hold Tribal Business Council elections on Tuesday and people will be able to vote from the convenience of their car. Because the...
article Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club will be featured on ESPN
(Montana) -- Frankie Kipp started the Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club in 2003 for a simple reason. He wanted to teach vulnerable people on the reservation, especially women...

6/24/2020

article Appeals court upholds protection of sacred Badger-Two Medicine
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court in Washington D.C. has upheld the cancelation of the last remaining federal oil and gas lease in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine...

6/17/2020

article Montana Is Open, But For Now The Blackfeet Nation Is Closed
(Montana) -- Montana has one of the country's lowest coronavirus infection rates and is welcoming tourists back again. Earlier this month, it dropped a two-week...
article Blackfeet Youth Organize Rally For Juneteenth
(Montana) -- This Friday is Juneteenth, a national holiday in most states celebrating the end of slavery. There are planned protests around the Mountain West to keep...
article Court rules to end oil company's lease on tribes' holy site
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday to cancel a long-disputed oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to American Indian...
article Federal appeals court upholds cancellation of Badger-Two Medicine oil, gas leases
(Montana) -- An appeals court added one more chapter to a 38-year struggle when it ruled against an oil company that’s demanding to drill in the Badger-Two...
article Blackfeet Film Takes Home An Emmy
(Hollywood) -- A film made on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and starring Miss Blackfeet has won a major award. Iniskim, a short film by Thunderheart Films, won an...

6/16/2020

article Companies Vying to Drill on Blackfeet Land Lose DC Circuit Fight
(Montana) -- The federal government’s cancellation of an oil and gas lease on land in Montana that is sacred to the Blackfeet Tribe survived scrutiny by the D.C....
article Ruling Cancels Energy Lease In The Badger-Two Medicine Area
(Montana) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. ruled Tuesday that a lower court was wrong to reinstate a contentious oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two...

6/8/2020

article Blackfeet Ease Some COVID Restrictions, Keep Quarantine
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe last week took a step toward lifting restrictions put in place amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The tribal business council canceled...

6/5/2020

article Blackfeet Indian Reservation remains closed due to pandemic
(Montana) -- Many counties across Montana are beginning to reopen, but the Blackfeet Indian reservation has chosen to keep their community closed for a few more weeks....

6/3/2020

article Blackfeet Tribe extends COVID-19 restrictions through the end of June
(Montana) -- After its review of the situation, Blackfeet Incident Command and the Tribal Council on May 28 extended the restrictions in Ordinance 121 until June 30....

5/29/2020

article Blackfeet officials extend COVID-19 restrictions
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe has pushed back the date again to keep the reservation closed until June 30. Several restrictions remain in place, including a curfew...
article A Blackfeet Mother Fights For Sacred Mountains
(Montana) -- The modern Blackfeet Reservation covers about 1.5 million acres, but our ancestral homelands stretch well into Canada and as far south as the Yellowstone...
article 'I got 'er done!' Blackfeet high school graduates challenge stereotypes in education
(Montana) -- When Jaelynn Wegner found out she was pregnant as a junior in high school, she knew it would be hard to graduate. Jaelynn's father passed away when she...

5/28/2020

article Unemployment on the Blackfeet Reservation was high before the pandemic, and it’s only risen
(Montana) -- Even before the pandemic hit the U.S, unemployment rates on Native American reservations were higher than the rest of the country. Craig Falcon is from the...

5/27/2020

article Governor visits Blackfeet COVID testing site
(Montana) -- The weather wasn’t exactly welcoming on Thursday, May 21, with clouds, light rain and a cool breeze dominating the day. Nevertheless, folks began...
article Blackfeet Primary Election requires ‘in-person’ voting on June 2
(Montana) -- As most Blackfeet voters know, their Tribe is constitutionally required to hold in-person voting in Tribal elections. This means off-Reservation members...

5/21/2020

article Blackfeet Early Childhood Center tribal employees required to take COVID-19 test
(Montana) -- All Blackfeet Early Childhood Center tribal employees are required to take the COVID-19 test. The tests are located at the Old Eagle Shields building...

5/20/2020

press release Blackfeet Tribe tests over 500 for COVID-19
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe reached a landmark last week as personnel from the Southern Piegan Health Center and the Tribal Health Improvement Program set up a...

5/15/2020

article Blackfeet Food Distribution Program delivers meals
(Montana) -- Hundreds of families enjoyed meals on Thursday on the Blackfeet Reservation at the new High Hook parking lot. The Blackfeet Food Distribution Program...

5/14/2020

article Blackfeet Food Distribution Program delivers meals
(Montana) -- Hundreds of families enjoyed meals on Thursday on the Blackfeet Reservation at the new High Hook parking lot. The Blackfeet Food Distribution Program...

5/13/2020

article A Culture at Stake
(Montana) -- A dramatic expanse of snow-marbled mountains runs like a borderline along the Blackfeet Indian Reservation’s western edge, where a sea of rolling...
article Blackfeet are inconvenienced, not oppressed by COVID-19
(Montana) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) extended COVID-19 pandemic as the effects of this virus still warrants a public health emergency of international...

5/9/2020

article Blackfeet tribe continues COVID-19 restrictions
(Montana) -- Friday marked day 63 of the Blackfeet tribe's stay at home order amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. They want to remind people that all restrictions still...

5/6/2020

article Blackfeet Tribe extends COVID-19 ordinance, restricts alcohol sales
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Incident Command extended the restrictions addressed under COVID-19 Ordinance 121 until May 29. The ordinance addresses wearing of face masks...

5/1/2020

article Blackfeet Tribe reports COVID-19 related death
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe reports that a tribal member has passed away as a result of COVID-19. Tribal officials note the individual was not on the Blackfeet...

4/29/2020

article Blackfeet Tribal Business Council passes business regulation order
(Montana) -- To limit the risk of infection of coronavirus, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council passed a business regulation order. The Blackfeet Tribe COVID-19...

4/27/2020

article Blackfeet Tribe Announces Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19
(Montana) -- Blackfeet tribal leaders announced a second lab-confirmed case of the COVID-19 illness Saturday night. Blackfeet COVID-19 Incident Command posted to...

4/24/2020

article Blackfeet Reservation keeps COVID-19 restrictions for now
(Montana) -- Governor Steve Bullock announced on Wednesday a three-phase plan to "re-open" Montana, as closures and restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of...

4/19/2020

article Cultural artifacts returning to Alberta First Nation from England
(Alberta) -- After over 140 years, a collection of culturally significant artifacts of the Blackfoot Confederacy will be returning from a museum in England to its home...

4/7/2020

article ‘Smallpox 2020:' Blackfeet Nation fears impact of COVID-19 in Montana
(Montana) -- When the first cases of coronavirus appeared in Montana, Jolene Barrientes quit her job. A member of the Blackfeet Nation, Jolene had been working at Big...

4/1/2020

article Blackfeet Incident Command addressing COVID-19 shutdown in Blackfeet Country
(Montana) -- “We don’t know how long this will be going on so we’re just going day by day,” Blackfeet Public Information Officer Jim McNeely said...
article Ex-Blackfeet Tribal leader sentenced to prison for Head Start program fraud
(Montana) -- The former chairman of the Blackfeet Tribe was sentenced to 10 months in prison and two years of supervised release along with being ordered to pay $174,000...

3/30/2020

article Ex-Blackfeet Tribal leader sentenced to prison for Head Start program fraud
(Montana) -- Former Blackfeet tribal chairman Willie Andrew Sharp was sentenced to 10 months in prison and two years of supervised release Monday for his role in a...

3/29/2020

article Browning man shot and killed during standoff with officers
(Montana) -- A Browning man was shot and killed during a standoff with law enforcement officers. Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services Lt. Howard Lee tells the Missoulian...

3/27/2020

article Ex-tribal Chair Seeks Light Sentence In Fraud, Cites Virus
(Montana) -- A former Blackfeet Nation chairman who pleaded guilty to defrauding a tribal education program through an overtime pay scheme is asking for probation...

3/17/2020

article Blackfeet Tribal Business Council declares emergency and imposes curfew
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has declared a state of emergency for the Blackfeet Reservation in response to growing concerns over the spread of...

3/15/2020

article 2 Glacier County casinos closing temporarily in response to coronavirus
(Montana) -- Glacier Peaks Casino and Lil Peaks Casino announced on Saturday that they are taking "preemptive action" to close the casinos for two weeks to...

3/8/2020

article Homicide investigation underway Blackfeet Reservation death
(Montana) -- A homicide investigation is underway in the death of a Glacier County man whose body was found on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation northeast of Browning.

3/4/2020

article Body Found on Blackfeet Reservation, 2 People Missing
(Montana) -- A body was found on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana where two people have recently been reported missing, Blackfeet Law Enforcement...
article BTBC presents CEDS projects in progress on Blackfeet Reservation
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has a five year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Report (2018-23) administered by the Blackfeet...

1/25/2020

article Survival and resilience: Blackfeet mark 150 years after massacre on the Marias
(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...

1/23/2020

article 'We are still here:' Blackfeet Nation commemorates 150th anniversary of Baker Massacre
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Baker Massacre on Thursday, hearing calls to learn their past and embrace their ancestry....

1/16/2020

article A story of genocide, survival and resilience: Blackfeet Nation remembers Baker Massacre
(Montana) -- When Carol Murray of Two Medicine was a freshman in college, she didn’t know what to write about for a research class. A Native American literature...
article Blackfeet Nation to commemorate 150 years since Baker Massacre
(Montana) -- On Thursday, Jan. 23, members of the Blackfeet Nation will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Baker Massacre at a site about 10 miles southeast of...

1/13/2020

article Blackfeet Tribe issues emergency declaration for weather
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe issued an emergency declaration Monday due to extreme wind chills in the forecast. Tribal officials issued the declaration along with...

12/29/2019

article Blackfeet Law Enforcement seek missing girl
(Montana) -- Blackfeet Law Enforcement is asking the public's help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl who was last seen on Monday. Arrin Vielle was last seen on...

12/21/2019

article Browning man sentenced for molesting children
(Montana) -- A Browning man who admitted to sexually molesting two children on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, was sentenced in federal court in Great Falls on...

12/4/2019

article Prison for Blackfoot Man After Trying to Kill Woman with Rifle
(Idaho) -- A Blackfoot man will spend more than a decade behind bars after trying to kill another person with a rifle in 2018 on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.

12/2/2019

article Blackfeet Reservation Prepares For Ground Blizzard
(Montana) -- A ground blizzard is brewing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana. How is the tribe preparing for high winds and snow drifts? Katy...

11/22/2019

article 'Blackfeet Flood' documentary to debut Monday on public TV
(Montana) -- “We never talked.” “I’ve never told anyone before.” “No one wanted to know.” Again and again, survivors of the...

11/18/2019

article Blackfeet Law Enforcement: Officer dead
(Montana) -- An officer with Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services has died, according to the tribal police agency's social media. Even without a caption, the Blackfeet...

11/17/2019

article Blackfeet artist Jay Laber transformed junk metal into iconic sculptures
(Montana) -- Who knows how many people have photographed Jay Laber's sculptures? The late artist's life-size warriors on horseback, sculpted from rusted metal...

11/14/2019

article Blackfeet Festival Brings Tribal Members to Washington D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of the Blackfeet Nation are converging this week on the nation’s capital to celebrate culture and ceremony at the Smithsonian’s...

11/11/2019

article Blackfeet sculptor Jay Laber lives on in works across Montana, the world
(Montana) -- Rising above rows of modern cars outside at the University of Montana recreation center, an iron Indian forever charges forward, his metal steed bolted to...

11/10/2019

article Ex-tribal chairman pleads guilty to wire fraud
(Montana) -- A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in stealing from the Montana tribe’s Head Start program through an...

11/7/2019

article Ex-Blackfeet chairman admits role in defrauding tribe's Head Start program of $174K
(Montana) -- A former Blackfeet chair has admitted his role in an overtime fraud scheme that resulted in bilking the tribe’s Head Start program out of $174,000....

10/17/2019

article Ex-tribal chairman agrees to plead guilty to wire fraud
(Montana) -- A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has made a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to reduced charges connected to allegations that he stole from the...

10/10/2019

article Blackfoot woman sentenced to prison for making false statement to FBI agent
(Idaho) -- Olivia Sabrina Jay, 23, of Blackfoot, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for making a false statement to a federal officer, U.S....
article Montana Woman Sentenced to 1 Year and 1 Day for Manslaughter
(Montana) -- A Montana woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison.

10/3/2019

article Cattle losses likely as Montana ranchers dig out from September blizzard
(Montana) -- Running cows in the shadow of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front isn’t for the faint of heart. Droughts, floods, winds so strong they’ll knock...

10/2/2019

article As a Former Big-Oil Lawyer Takes Over the Bureau of Land Management, One Tribe Fights for Its Sacred Land
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation believes their people were created where Badger Creek and the Two Medicine River trace their headwaters in Montana.
article Company retires lease in Badger-Two Medicine area
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation of Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation said in a press release Tuesday that some lands sacred to the Blackfeet are one step...

10/1/2019

article Blackfeet Reservation Rides Out Record-Setting Fall Blizzard
(Montana) -- Jim Knott's third winter in Montana came early. In fall 2017, the dentist sold his practice in Texas and moved to a property on Heart Butte Cutoff, a...

9/30/2019

article Woman reported missing from Blackfeet Reservation
(Montana) -- A 30-year-old woman has been missing from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation since Sept. 26, according to authorities there. Blackfeet Law Enforcement...
article Blackfeet Reservation Digging Out After Record-Breaking Snowstorm
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe and Montanans east of the Rocky Mountain Front are just beginning to dig out of a record-breaking early-season snowstorm. It'll take...

9/28/2019

article For advising Native students, 'a Native lens is really important'
(Montana) -- Brandon Fish faced a steep learning curve at the University of Montana. “You come here, and they expect you to know what to do,” the UM student...

9/23/2019

press release The Blackfeet Tribe is accepting sealed proposals from qualified firms
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe is accepting sealed proposals from qualified firms for the purpose of entering into an agreement to provide insurance services to the...

9/10/2019

article 'Buffalo Stone' Could Give Insight Into Blackfeet History
(Montana) -- About two years ago, a Saskatchewan woman found an odd rock on her farm. It was recently determined to be a fossil known as a "buffalo stone,"...

9/4/2019

article Blackfeet program hosts training session on nutrition leadership
(Montana) -- Last week, the Blackfeet Food Distribution Program (BFDP) hosted a training called “Be a Nutrition Leader” at the Glacier Peaks Casino’s...
article Fighting Bear Antiques sells Blackfoot canvases for charity
(Wyoming) -- In the mid-1900s a Native American warrior and artist, Arrow Top Knot, whose Blackfoot name is Apis-Poch-Kinnaiee, painted a series of pictographs on canvas...

9/1/2019

article Blackfeet Early-Education Program Hopes to Address Growing Waiting List
(Montana) -- A widely used low-income early-education center on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation has secured $3.9 million in federal dollars to fund operations at its...

8/21/2019

article Blackfeet to get $3.9M for Head Start programs
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe will receive $3.9 million to fund their Head Start and Early Head Start programs, it was announced Wednesday. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.,...

8/17/2019

article From rez to city: American Indian students face unique challenges at non-Native schools
(Montana) -- Jamison Aimsback spent the majority of his high school summers attending a camp at the University of Montana called Upward Bound. But only a year after...

8/12/2019

article 1955: Blackfeet Indian Prospect With Morning Gun No. 1
(Montana) -- Editor’s Note: This week we continue the story of the Morning Gun No. 1 well that was drilled near East Glacier, Montana in 1955. This week’s...

8/11/2019

article Christ is ‘springboard’ for doctor serving her people of Blackfeet Nation
(Montana) -- As a physician for Indian Health Service on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Dr. Mary DesRosier serves her neighbors, her friends and her family - and...
article First in the family: How a first-gen Blackfeet student finds success at UM
(Montana) -- Applause exploded in the Dennison Theatre when an announcer called Shalbilyn Tall Whiteman's name. It was the last day of the University of Montana...

8/6/2019

article BLOG: Christ is ‘springboard’ for doctor serving her people of Blackfeet Nation
(Montana) -- As a physician for Indian Health Service on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Dr. Mary DesRosier serves her neighbors, her friends and her family...
article Browning Man Admits to Strangling Woman
(Montana) -- A 47-year-old Browning man has admitted to strangling a woman at his home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation earlier this year.

8/1/2019

article Man admits to strangling woman at home
(Montana) -- Delwin Paul Calflooking Sr. of Browning admitted Thursday to strangling a woman earlier this year at his home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, officials...

7/17/2019

article Former East Glacier teacher admits to sexually abusing students
(Montana) -- An East Glacier woman admitted Wednesday to sexually abusing two students while teaching at an elementary school on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Sierra...

7/16/2019

article Meet a Blackfoot elder who worked for 20 years to showcase Writing-on-Stone to the world
(Alberta) -- Áísínai’pi, home to the highest concentration of rock carvings and paintings on the Great Plains of North America, was designated as Alberta’s...

7/15/2019

article Grant To Blackfeet Aimed At Reforming Agriculture
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation is getting some help toward its goals of reforming agriculture on the reservation to make healthy, local food more accessible. Barriers...

6/22/2019

article Calgary-made virtual reality game teaches Blackfoot language, culture
(Calgary) -- Combining centuries-old Indigenous storytelling with high-tech virtual reality might not seem like an easy task. But for two Calgary organizations, it was a...

6/12/2019

article Traditional Blackfeet rock cairn burial held for human remains
(Montana) -- The human remains found on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation last December were given a proper burial Wednesday morning. “We have tremendous respect...

6/7/2019

article Blackfeet Tribe remembers victims of 1964 flood
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet community gathered Friday morning to remember a disaster that claimed the lives of over two dozen people 55 years ago. The ceremony was part...

6/3/2019

article Filmmakers chronicle aftermath of 'Blackfeet Flood' of 1964
(Montana) -- When the mood strikes him, Earl New Breast saddles his horse, holsters a pistol, and rides across the Montana prairie to look for the bodies of his mother...

5/28/2019

article Blackfeet Nation cleaning up after weekend flooding
(Montana) -- Officials on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation are in the process of cleaning up areas impacted by flooding earlier this week. On Sunday, the Blackfeet Tribe...
article Montana Rains Bring Moderate Flooding, Close Roads
(Montana) -- Heavy rains caused flooding that closed several roads in northern and central Montana, sent water along Main Street in Augusta, and prompted the Blackfeet...

5/26/2019

article Flood Warning in effect for Blackfeet Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services released another statement on social media Sunday afternoon, detailing reports of flooding conditions and vehicular...

5/6/2019

article Blackfeet man's DNA oldest found on the continent, testing company says
(Montana) -- On a blizzarding March day on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Alvin "Willy" Crawford's heart gave out. Among the many things his brother...
article Blackfeet Nation wants to create its own national park in Montana
(Montana) -- The possibility of a new national park is being considered in western Montana, not run by the federal government but by a sovereign American Indian tribe.

5/4/2019

article Blackfeet Nation looks at creating its own national park
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation is looking at the creation of its own national park — something that could have a major environmental and economic impact on the...

4/29/2019

article Blackfeet Nation wants to designate national park to tell tribe’s story
(Montana) -- In 1992, Ed DesRosier wanted to offer visitors to Glacier National Park an experience that didn’t yet exist. Tourists learned about the park’s...

4/25/2019

article Blackfeet Nation explores tribal park idea at Glacier National Park
(Montana) -- In an effort to drive more tourism to the Browning area, Members of the Blackfeet Nation are looking to designate a specific area of their land as a tribal...
article Blackfeet Tribe examining potential for national park
(Montana) -- Some members of the Blackfeet Tribe are looking at the potential for their own national park. Agricultural Resource Management is pushing for a feasibility...

4/24/2019

article Blackfeet Tribe examining potential for national park
(Montana) -- Some members of the Blackfeet Tribe are looking at the potential for their own national park. Agricultural Resource Management is pushing for a feasibility...
article New Tribal Park at Glacier National Park
(Montana) -- In an effort to drive more tourism to the browning area, Members of the Blackfeet Nation are looking to designate a specific area of their land as a tribal...
article BTBC Chairman explains Blackfeet Compact, public meetings set for Browning and Valier
(Montana) -- The completion of the Blackfeet Compact and the passage of the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act were important milestones for our Tribe. The Compact...

4/23/2019

article The Blackfeet Nation is trying to open its own national park
(Montana) -- In 1992, Ed DesRosier wanted to offer visitors to Glacier National Park an experience that didn’t yet exist. Tourists learned about the park’s...

4/22/2019

article UM prof: Blackfeet Tribe should co-manage Badger-Two Medicine with Forest Service
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe has battled for decades against oil and gas development in the Badger-Two Medicine, but co-managing the national forest might be the...

4/14/2019

article Former employees of Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start program sentenced for theft and fraud
(Montana) -- Three former employees of the Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start program were sentenced Thursday to months in prison for their roles in an overtime pay...

3/6/2019

article Century-old Blackfoot headdress returned after being found at thrift store
(Edmonton) -- A ceremonial Blackfoot headdress, adorned with golden eagle feathers and likely once owned by a teacher in the residential school system, is now home after...

2/25/2019

article Blackfeet law enforcement searching for missing 22-year-old man
(Montana) -- A Missing Endangered Person Advisory has been issued by Blackfeet law enforcement for a 22-year-old American Indian man. Wayne Roy Many Guns is 6'2...
article Missing person advisory issued for 22-year-old Wayne Manyguns
(Montana) -- Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services issued an attempt to locate for 22-year-old Wayne Roy Manyguns. According to the BLES, Wayne Manyguns was last seen on...

2/5/2019

article Former Blackfeet Tribe Chairman pleads not guilty to theft and wire fraud charges
(Montana) -- Willie Andrew Sharp, the former chairman for the Blackfeet Tribe, pleaded not guilty to theft and wire fraud charges in federal court Tuesday. Sharp was...

2/4/2019

article Frontline and The Wall Street Journal Partner for the First Time to Present a Joint Investigation into a Decades-Long Failure to Stop a Predator
(Montana) -- In mid-January, Dr. Stanley Patrick Weber was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison on several counts of sexually abusing Native American boys in his...

1/19/2019

article Ex-Blackfeet Tribe Chairman indicted on theft and wire fraud charges
(Montana) -- The former chairman of the Blackfeet Tribe, has been indicted on theft and wire fraud charges for allegedly embezzling funds from the Blackfeet Head Start...

12/30/2018

article Letter: How to Stop Brain Drain on Indian Reservations
(Montana) -- After leaving to pursue an education, Sterling HolyWhiteMountain wrote in November, some Native Americans find themselves stuck between a longing to help...
article The Blackfeet Brain Drain
(Montana) -- Some Native kids who leave to pursue education find themselves stuck between a longing to help their community and the lack of viable employment back home.

12/17/2018

article Remains Found on Blackfeet Reservation Being Sent to FBI Lab
(Montana) -- Human remains that were discovered on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation last week have been sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab in...

12/14/2018

article The FBI says human remains have been found on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation
(Montana) -- The FBI says that on Thursday, December 13th, the agency was made aware of what appears to be human remains on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The FBI...
article Browning woman admits embezzlement of Blackfeet Head Start
(Montana) -- Browning resident Denise L. Sharp, 60, who worked for the Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start Program, admitted in federal court Tuesday to stealing money...

12/9/2018

article Blackfeet Tribe employees admit guilt in fraud case
(Montana) -- Two employees who worked for the Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start Program in Browning admitted in federal court Thursday to stealing money through a...

12/8/2018

article Blackfoot elder remembered as 'truly a cowboy,' Indigenous advocate
(Calgary) -- Pete Standing Alone bred horses, competed in the rodeo, featured in more than a dozen films and painted the face of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As a...

12/7/2018

article 2 Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start Program employees admit theft and fraud charges
(Montana) -- Two employees who worked for the Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start Program in Browning admitted in federal court on Thursday to stealing money through an...
article Montana tribal Head Start employees admit stealing more than $200,000
(Montana) -- Two employees who worked for the Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start Program in Browning admitted in federal court Thursday to stealing money through a...

12/5/2018

article Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services attempting to locate two girls
(Montana) -- Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services has issued an attempt to locate/missing persons alert for two girls in the Browning area. Amanda Dewolf, 8 years old, was...

11/23/2018

article Helping The Blackfeet Tribe With A Loan
(Montana) -- Officials say an $8 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the Blackfeet Tribe build a long-term senior care facility to replace an...

11/22/2018

article Grant will help build senior facility for Blackfeet Tribe
(Montana) -- Officials say an $8 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the Blackfeet Tribe build a long-term senior care facility to replace an...

11/20/2018

article Trump Administration Moves To Re-Block Drilling On Sacred Blackfeet Land
(Montana) -- The Trump administration filed in federal appeals court Tuesday to block oil and gas drilling near Glacier National Park on land considered sacred to the...
article Zinke to Appeal Ruling in Badger-Two Medicine
(Montana) -- Attorneys representing the U.S. Department of the Interior, tribal and environmental groups Tuesday filed a notice of appeal challenging a federal judge...
article Blackfeet Nation gets $500,000 prosecution grant
(Montana) -- The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Blackfeet Nation announced that nearly $500,000 in U.S. Department of Justice funding has been awarded to the tribe...

11/19/2018

article Montana judge rejects challenge to Blackfeet Water Compact
(Montana) -- A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge to a water-rights compact between the Blackfeet Indian Tribe, the state of Montana and the U.S. government. U...

11/14/2018

article U.S. Attorney’s Office awards grant to Blackfeet Tribe
(Montana) -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced the Blackfeet Tribe will receive funds to assist with violent crime prosecution. The Blackfeet Tribe has...

11/5/2018

article Blackfeet writer, UM grad awarded prestigious Stegner writing fellowship at Stanford
(Montana) -- ​​Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, a Blackfeet writer from Browning, has won a prestigious fellowship at Stanford University. The Wallace Stegner Fellowships are...
article The Blackfeet Brain Drain
(Montana) -- I grew up on the high-elevation plains of northwest Montana, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, in a culture in which English did not become the dominant...

11/3/2018

article Blackfeet Nation works to restore bison on the Rocky Mountain Front
(Montana) -- Bison are an icon of the west, but for generations the animals have been largely absent from western Montana and the Blackfeet Tribe that once depended on...

11/1/2018

article Blackfeet artist among 'Inspired Natives' reclaiming Indian art through Eighth Generation
(Montana) -- Blackfeet artist John Isaiah Pepion drew on tradition, a modern edge and the beauty of the Montana sky for his design for a new wool blanket that's part...

10/3/2018

article Blackfeet Country’s Cinda Burd named U.S. Sen. Jon Tester’s Dep. Political Director
(Montana) -- Cinda Burd is currently working as the Deputy Political Director for Jon Tester’s Senate Campaign, and she details the path that led her there....

9/5/2018

press release Glacier Peaks Casino gears up to celebrate 12th anniversary
(Montana) -- When Glacier Peaks Casino celebrates an anniversary, it’s always a lot of fun. And on their 12th, the celebration starts early with the Glacier Peaks...

8/20/2018

article Blackfoot Confederacy drum group shines at centennial Crow Fair
(Montana) -- How do you get the next generation to learn the songs their great-grandparents sang? For Leo Wells, lead singer of the Blackfoot Confederacy drum group, the...

8/7/2018

article Trial delayed for doctor accused of abusing Blackfeet boys
(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...

6/13/2018

article Interior Dept., Blackfeet Nation implement 2016 water settlement
(Montana) -- The US Department of the Interior and the Blackfeet Nation have officially implemented the Water Rights Settlement of 2016. Blackfeet chairman Harry Barnes...
article Blackfeet author's book a tribute to her father's wisdom
(Montana) -- With her father no longer around to tell traditional stories and profess his faith in person, Wanda Bear Medicine-Peterson of Browning decided to pass on...

6/12/2018

article Blackfeet Resolve Water Battle With United States
(Montana) -- One of the final water-rights settlements between the United States and Native American tribes was signed Tuesday, resolving a generation-long battle...
article Montana's Blackfeet tribe, Zinke put water deal into effect
(Montana) -- Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation and U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday put into effect a $471 million settlement of water rights claims that was decades in...

6/6/2018

article Blackfoot filmmaker inspires students
(Montana) -- Cowboy Smithx, 36, an award-winning filmmaker of Blackfoot ancestry from the Piikani and Kainai tribes of southern Alberta, visited Wapanohk Community...

5/20/2018

article Browning man presents Blackfeet sustainable agriculture plans to United Nations
(Montana) -- Making a presentation on sustainable agriculture during a panel discussion recently at a United Nations gathering in New York was just another tricky day...

5/13/2018

article Mansch On Montana: Native youths, others work to build relationships thanks to OPI leader
(Montana) -- Donnie Wetzel Jr. knows better than most about a diverse cultural background. After all, he’s part of the famous Blackfeet Nation’s Wetzel...

5/12/2018

article 'Don't forget where you came from'
(Idaho) -- Roger Vielle, 60, of Deary, wears his braids with pride these days. It was not so long ago that a government boarding school teacher cut them off.

5/9/2018

article Daines: Water act funds Blackfeet water rights settlement
(Montana) -- Legislation introduced in Congress this week would expand the capacity for water storage and include funding for the Blackfeet Tribe water rights settlement...

5/4/2018

article Blackfeet, Glacier County end fight over office space; new county office to open soon
(Montana) -- After a month without local access to take a drivers test, apply for veterans benefits or file for a marriage license, county services have returned to the...

4/26/2018

article Blackfeet Nation considers forming its own county
(Montana) -- After this long winter, questions are being raised by the members of the Blackfeet Nation about the lack of help provided to the tribe by surrounding...

4/23/2018

article Blackfeet legislator proposes creating new Montana county, the first in 94 years
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Reservation may become its own county — and the first new county in Montana in 94 years — under a proposal that will be discussed...

3/29/2018

article Glacier County packs up, leaves Browning following disagreement over office space
(Montana) -- or the last 12 years, the citizens of Browning needed to only park a few blocks off Central Avenue to register their vehicle, pay their taxes or register to...

3/9/2018

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...

3/4/2018

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...

3/1/2018

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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