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Montana's Blackfeet tribe, Zinke put water deal into effect

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 the making for the northwestern Montana American Indian tribe.

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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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