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Ronan's Kicking Horse Job Corps Center set to close at end of month

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 Corps career-training program, and had been operated by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes since 1970. It has 46 employees and a maximum capacity of 177 students.

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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...
article Grizzly bear, 2 cubs killed crossing Montana highway
(Montana) -- Tribal wildlife officials say a family of grizzly bears was killed as the female bruin and her two cubs tried to cross a highway on northwestern Montana...

7/26/2018

article Light attendance didn’t stop July Quarterly Meeting
(Montana) -- Competing with the Arlee Powwow celebration, the July Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Quarterly meeting attendance was light.

7/24/2018

article Flathead Indian Reservation at "very high" risk of wildfires
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Division of Fire announced through a Facebook post on the morning of July 24 that the fire danger on the Flathead...

7/19/2018

article Fire danger is high on the Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes fire danger. Fuel moistures are starting to lower as...

7/5/2018

press release Vacant Tribal Council seat to be filled
(Montana) -- Tribal Councilman Troy Felsman resigned from Council officially on June 18. Tribal Council, following the Tribal Constitution, shall appoint a replacement....

7/3/2018

article Fire danger hiked to "moderate" on Flathead Reservation
(Montana) -- Tribal officials are hiking the fire danger on the Flathead Reservation to "moderate." The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of...

6/21/2018

article Montana Democrat leaders listen to tribal concerns
(Montana) -- Members of Montana Democrat’s Legislative Leaders group stopped at the Flathead Reservation on its campaign tour across the state. “Our mission...

6/7/2018

article Book on the the founding history of Salish Kootenai College released
(Montana) -- President Sandra Boham of Salish Kootenai College, is pleased to announce the publication of a history of the first 34 years of Salish Kootenai College:...

6/6/2018

article COLUMN: CSKT Compact Outlasts False Attacks
(Montana) -- In the past few months, judicial and regulatory bodies alike have concluded that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (“CSKT”) Water...

5/25/2018

article Michigan's highest court accepts case affecting tribe's status as 'local' government
(Michigan) -- Is the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians a "local" government under Michigan law? That's a question the state's highest will...

5/24/2018

article Grey Wolf Peak Casino ramping up giveaways for summer season
(Montana) -- Although its expansion plans were met with opposition and criticism, Grey Wolf Peak Casino is a reality and in its second season of operation, and despite...

5/17/2018

article NRD staff gathers to recognize employees and get a bit of education on pertinent issues
(Montana) -- Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department Director Rich Janssen says he is only as good as his staff, and in his case that is...
article CSKT donates to Boys & Girls Club, challenges local agencies to match
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes presented the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County program a check for $200,000 last...

5/16/2018

article Salish Kootenai College Powwow celebrates graduates, education
(Montana) -- Salish Kootenai College hosted its annual Powwow and graduate honoring last week at the Joe McDonald Health and Wellness Center. Friday’s opening was...

5/14/2018

article Raleigh dentists apologize for wearing cultural costumes in 'ignorant and offensive' teeth whitening ad
(North Carolina) -- Before the "Everyone Smiles in the Same Language" ad - before the anger and accusations of cultural appropriation and hurried apologies -...

5/3/2018

article Uncovering the forgotten
(Montana) -- It is out of sight and not on the minds of many people. However, it has been on the minds and in the hearts of a few who knew of its existence and why it...

4/30/2018

article LETTER: Those Who Oppose Compact Have No Solution
(Montana) -- I just listened to ad claiming personal property rights would be redistributed to the feds, the state and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes if the...

4/29/2018

article Flathead water group struggles to stay afloat
(Montana) -- The 23-member Flathead Basin Commission is struggling to stay afloat and re-chart its course after its budget was severely cut and its executive director...

4/26/2018

article CASA volunteers sworn in at CSKT Tribal Court
(Montana) -- Three new volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) were recently sworn in at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Tribal Court by Judge...
article Billings Area IHS acknowledges SKHA employees’ accomplishments
(Montana) -- The Billings Area Indian Health Service Sanitation Facility recognized and awarded Salish Kootenai Housing Authority staff members Raquel “Rocki...

4/24/2018

article Future Uncertain For De-funded Flathead Basin Commission
(Montana) -- A group tasked by the legislature to protect water quality in the Flathead Valley is in jeopardy after its funding was cut during Montana’s special...
article Leaders build connections to foster change
(Montana) -- Divisive is a word used on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the past few years to describe the relationship among community members with varying opinions...

3/29/2018

article Montana's Native Language Program Takes Big Budget Hit
(Montana) -- State budget cuts mean the Montana Indian Language Program has less than half the funding it had in previous years to try to stop the rapid decline of...

3/22/2018

article Preservation Office updates SPQQ Elders Council on CSKT artifacts issue
(Montana) -- The Preservation Office brought the Séliš-Ql̓ispéCulture Committee (SQCC) Elders Council up to speed on some of the projects and issues Preservation has...

3/18/2018

article COLUMN: Not 'conservative' to embrace federal control
(Montana) -- Hiding under the labels of "conservative," "federalism" and "Republican," Broadwater County Attorney Cory Swanson attempts to...

3/9/2018

article The Conservative Case for the CSKT Water Compact
(Montana) -- In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) – Water Compact with Montana, which settled all water...

3/4/2018

article The conservative argument for the CSKT Compact
(Montana) -- In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) – Water Compact with Montana, which settled all water...

3/1/2018

article Mid-quarter report to the Tribal Membership
(Montana) -- The following are highlights noted during the first 45 days of 2018. Some topics are adequately covered in official Tribal Council Minutes and others show...
press release Bison Transfer Program unveils new procedure
(Montana) -- The Tribal Council approved a new procedure for the Yellowstone Bison Transfer Program operations for the 2018 bison hunt season. Tribal members do not have...

1/29/2018

article Family, law enforcement searching for missing St. Ignatius woman
(Montana) -- The family of a St. Ignatius woman missing for weeks continues their search for her. A missing person’s report was filed for 55-year-old Darlene...
article Settlement reached in latest lawsuit over National Bison Range
(Montana) -- The latest lawsuit over management of the National Bison Range is being settled, clearing the way for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to resume development...

1/25/2018

article Updated CSKT probate code near completion
(Montana) -- Over the last two and a half years, the CSKT Legal Department has been working with law students from Yale Law School’s Environmental Protection...

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