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Tribes, APHIS reach deal to send five Yellowstone bison to Fort Peck

Tribal and federal agriculture officials have reached an agreement that could allow five Yellowstone bison to be transported to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

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Buffalo & Bison

4/18/2019

article OP/ED: National Bison Range belongs to all Americans, not CSKT
(Montana) -- Recently, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) announced their renewed effort to have owernership of the National Bison Range (NBR), a federal...
article OP/ED: Next chapter for National Bison Range
(Montana) -- In the 1930s, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes had proposed that the Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation be designated as a...

3/30/2019

article Why Are We Still Slaughtering the American Bison?
(Montana) -- In a 120-acre pasture on an Indian reservation in northeastern Montana, five prime examples of America’s national mammal rumble and snort. They shake...

3/26/2019

article Over 300 bison culled from Yellowstone NP herd this year
(Wyoming) -- So far this season, 305 bison have been captured or killed near Yellowstone National Park. The Interagency Bison Management Plan for this season calls for...

3/25/2019

article Future of bison debate showcases rifts among American Prairie Reserve, ranchers and tribes
(Montana) -- Debates are intensifying at the Montana Legislature over the state’s management of North America’s largest land mammal: The American bison. Some...

3/23/2019

article Bison bill, American Prairie Reserve resolution stir up debate
(Montana) -- Bison got a cold reception from the Montana agricultural community during two hearings at the Legislature on Thursday. House Joint Resolution 28 would send...

3/11/2019

article General Mills Claims to Sell a 'First of Its Kind' Product That Has Been Eaten by Native Americans for Hundreds of Years
(South Dakota) -- Epic Provisions has found success selling bars made of buffalo meat and dried fruit as a high-protein snack -- a food enjoyed by Native Americans...

3/8/2019

article First Buffalo to Enter Montana Met with Gunfire
(Montana) -- As we’ve been reporting, hardly any buffalo have migrated from Yellowstone into Montana this winter. The few who had come close didn’t stay long...

3/7/2019

article Yellowstone National Park begins bison trapping
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park will begin trapping bison near Gardiner as part of its annual population control efforts. The park announced in a news release...

2/28/2019

article After Long Wait, Fort Peck Tribes Receive Five Yellowstone Bison
(Montana) -- After years of negotiations, five wild Yellowstone bison bulls have finally been transferred into the hands of tribal officials on the Fort Peck Reservation...

2/27/2019

article Fort Peck Accepts Five Male Bison For Monitoring
(Montana) -- The Fork Peck Indian Reservation in northeast Montana recently received five male bison from Corwin Springs, MT, just outside Yellowstone Park. The bull...
article 5 Yellowstone bison transferred to Montana tribes
(Montana) -- Five bull bison from Yellowstone National park have been transferred to an American Indian reservation in northwest Montana under an effort to bolster herds...

2/25/2019

article 5 quarantined bison bulls moved to Fort Peck Reservation
(Idaho) -- Five bull bison were moved from corrals a few miles north of Yellowstone to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation for the final stage of brucellosis quarantine, a...

2/21/2019

article Nearly 150 years later, the buffalo slaughter hangs over American Indian wealth, study finds
(Indian Country) -- Eight years ago, an economist produced a new theory that international trade played a major role in an American tragedy: the immense killing in the...
article Mont. Judge Tosses NEPA Suit Over Yellowstone Bison (sub req)
(Montana) -- A Montana federal judge on Wednesday tossed a suit by a conservation group claiming the federal and state governments failed to conduct additional National...

2/15/2019

article Nearly 150 years later, the buffalo slaughter hangs over American Indian wealth, study finds
(Indian Country) -- Tribal nations that once relied on bison have per capita incomes today that are 20 to 40 percent below the average of all American Indian nations, a...

2/11/2019

article Bill taps into the wild and domestic side of bison
(Montana) -- So is that your everyday domesticated bison or does it take a walk on the wild side? The Montana House of Representatives approved a bill Monday that...

2/10/2019

article New plains bison herd a source of pride for Sask. First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- e Flying Dust First Nation is the home of a new plains bison herd. The band, located near Meadow Lake, Sask., received 31 bison from Elk Island...

2/9/2019

article BLM takes next step in analyzing American Prairie Reserve's bison grazing requests
(Montana) -- Changes to grazing allotments on Bureau of Land Management property in north-central Montana that have been requested by the nonprofit American Prairie...

2/5/2019

article Officials report slow hunting season for Yellowstone bison
(Montana) -- Officials say mild weather and a lack of snowfall have allowed bison to largely stay inside Yellowstone National Park, resulting in only a few of the...

1/19/2019

article Once Doomed, America's Recovering Bison Are Saving US Ecosystems
(Oklahoma) -- Driving north of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, an extraordinary landscape comes into view. Trees disappear and an immense landscape of grass emerges, undulating in...

1/14/2019

article Yellowstone plans to ship 600-900 bison to slaughter this winter
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park officials will capture 600 to 900 bison this winter to ship to slaughter in a continuing attempt to reduce the animals’...

1/4/2019

article Move of Yellowstone Bison to Fort Peck Reservation delayed by shutdown
(Montana) -- Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes officials say a deal has been reached with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would allow the...

1/3/2019

article Tribes, APHIS reach deal to send five Yellowstone bison to Fort Peck
(Montana) -- Tribal and federal agriculture officials have reached an agreement that could allow five Yellowstone bison to be transported to the Fort Peck Indian...
article Yellowstone plans to ship 600-900 bison to slaughter this winter
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park officials will capture 600 to 900 bison this winter to ship to slaughter in a continuing attempt to reduce the animals’...

12/31/2018

article Native Americans Are Saving Bison From Extinction
(USA) -- Native Americans are bringing wild, free-roaming bison back to prairies across North America. The task is difficult, time-consuming, and requires coordination...

12/26/2018

article Buffalo are the backbone of Lakota food sovereignty
(South Dakota) -- Blood staining their hands, dozens of men, women and children are wielding knives in the schoolyard. Bones and flesh and entrails are heaped in mounds...
article Albertans expand protections for wood bison
(Alberta) -- Alberta gave itself a Christmas present with some interesting Montana connections when it proposed protections on land south of Wood Buffalo National Park....

12/25/2018

article Bison roundup conjures days of bygone days of the West
(Utah) -- Once a year, hundreds of horseback riders gather on an island in Utah's Great Salt Lake to nudge bison toward holding pens in a roundup of one of America...

12/17/2018

article How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction
(USA) -- On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected...

12/6/2018

article Telling the story of the National Bison Range
(Montana) -- By 1870, American bison were all but wiped from existence. Homesteading, land expansion, cattle ranching, fur trade, and mass slaughter had taken its toll...

12/3/2018

article Some tribes have concerns about proposed bison hunting closure near West Yellowstone
(Montana) -- Some tribal officials questioned temporarily suspending their treaty rights at the request of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to support a proposed bison...

12/2/2018

article A budding bison rancher at BHS: Xavier Michael-Young envisions open spaces -- and a new tribal revenue stream
(Minnesota) -- Xavier Michael-Young doesn't want to work in a cubicle. "I really, really, really hate small spaces," the Bemidji High School senior said....
article Where the 'mashkode bizhiki' roam: Red Lake Nation plans a bison farm
(Minnesota) -- A snowy, wooded patch of farmland 10 miles north of Gonvick was largely empty on Thursday, but Cherilyn Spears and Henry Donnell, Sr., have a vision for...

12/1/2018

article Where the buffalo roam, Montana cowboys dig in their heels
(Montana) -- Cowboys and bison live on both sides of the Missouri River, but the gulf between them yawns as wide as the Missouri Breaks. It separates tradition from...
article Fort Peck Tribes Say No To Latest Bison Relocation Deal
(Montana) -- A Montana tribe has rejected an agreement with the Department of Agriculture that would allow the transfer of a small group of wild bison from Yellowstone...
article Yellowstone bison not headed to tribes anytime soon
(Montana) -- Fort Peck Tribal leaders say they don’t expect to see Yellowstone bison sent to their reservation before the end of the year. It looks like a years-...

11/24/2018

article Do bison grieve? Buffalo gather around stallion and seem to mourn the horse’s death
(North Dakota) -- Tiffany Craigo hiked to a remote valley in the craggy badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park to say her goodbyes to a stallion named Gray Ghost....
article Winter Counts tell the history of plains Indian tribes
(Colorado) -- In a recent column I told the tale of the Bayeux Tapestry, a pictorial accounting of the events in the late 11th century. Using pictures to tell stories...

11/12/2018

article ‘Where the Buffalo Roamed’: Students produce documentary about Montana prairie reserve
(Montana) -- Last May, a team from the Princeton Conservation Society led a documentary-filmmaking expedition to the American Prairie Reserve, a nonprofit trying to...

11/11/2018

article Yellowstone's quarantined bison won't be transferred to tribes anytime soon
(Montana) -- Montana will allow the transfer of five male Yellowstone National Park bison to the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes, but tribal officials are still...

11/9/2018

article Bison are personal for tribal members
(Colorado) -- Growing up a Jicarilla Apache, Bryan Vigil was told — quite forcefully — by his grandmother that he must return the buffalo to their people....

11/6/2018

article At Tribal Bison Summit, Advocates Look To Future
(Wyoming) -- Last week, numerous Native American tribes from around the Rocky Mountain region joined with bison conservation groups in Boulder, Colorado for the first...

11/4/2018

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...

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