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Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position
Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position (November 7, 2019)

Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Shane Morigeau experienced the depredations of predatory insurance and securities scams on the sick, the poor, and the systemically marginalized.


MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 and with activities throughout month
MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 and with activities throughout month (October 9, 2019)

Montana State University will commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with a series of educational and cultural events throughout October.


MSU News: Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith brings art and activism to students
MSU News: Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith brings art and activism to students (March 28, 2019)

Salish artist Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith's work is centered by her strong traditional beliefs and political activism.


Nels Swandal: Say no to the water compact pushed by opponents of tribal agreement
Nels Swandal: Say no to the water compact pushed by opponents of tribal agreement (February 28, 2019)

The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.


Montana Free Press: Reservation lawmakers aim to derail Keystone XL Pipeline
Montana Free Press: Reservation lawmakers aim to derail Keystone XL Pipeline (February 8, 2019)

Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court
Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court (October 29, 2018)

Leaders of the Yakama Nation are asking for Indian Country's support as the Supreme Court hears its first tribal case..


Farmers and Ranchers: Long-delayed tribal water compact deserves our support
Farmers and Ranchers: Long-delayed tribal water compact deserves our support (May 25, 2018)

Without action on a compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the consequences for water users, farmers, and ranchers will be dire.


Salish and Kootenai citizen wins award at international wine competition
Salish and Kootenai citizen wins award at international wine competition (May 3, 2018)

A citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes who is one of the few Native winemakers in the country is basking in praise for his work.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge (November 9, 2017)

In a near unanimous decision, the Montana Supreme Court has upheld the legality of water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range (August 28, 2017)

Thanks to Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are back to square one when it comes to the National Bison Range in Montana.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.


Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (April 18, 2017)

The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.


Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support
Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (April 6, 2017)

Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.


Montana county complains about costs of policing the reservation
Montana county complains about costs of policing the reservation (March 1, 2017)

Officials in Lake County says Public Law 280 isn't working out anymore.


Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (October 11, 2016)

The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.


School district on reservation in Montana condemns racist pro-Trump tshirts
School district on reservation in Montana condemns racist pro-Trump tshirts (October 3, 2016)

High school students wore shirts promoting 'White Power' and the Republican presidential nominee.


GOP candidate blames tribal culture for lack of economic 'success'
GOP candidate blames tribal culture for lack of economic 'success' (August 22, 2016)

Greg Gianforte has reached out to tribes in Montana but apparently hasn't made many friends.


Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range
Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range (August 15, 2016)

The idea of simply restoring the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the tribes for continued bison conservation and public visitation purposes is a logical one.


Tom Beck: Tribal water rights deal boosts economy in Montana
Tom Beck: Tribal water rights deal boosts economy in Montana (July 11, 2016)

In addition to the water right certainty the compact provides, its ratification would mean significant investment in our state’s economy.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes endorse Democrat for governor
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes endorse Democrat for governor (July 7, 2016)

Tribal leaders unanimous passed a resolution praising incumbent Steve Bullock for supporting a water rights settlement.


Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnout
Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnout (July 6, 2016)

The party hopes to make history by electing Dense Juneau as the first Native woman in Congress.


Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticket
Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticket (July 6, 2016)

Make no mistake: The 2016 election is not routine. If you want proof, look no further than the weekend encampment at the Arlee Celebration.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes press for water deal
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes press for water deal (June 30, 2016)

The Obama administration is balking at the high cost -- $2.3 billion to settle the Montana tribe's water rights.


Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills (June 27, 2016)

The committee is taking testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills (June 23, 2016)

The committee will take testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.


Bill Baer: Department of Justice works closely with Indian Country
Bill Baer: Department of Justice works closely with Indian Country (June 9, 2016)

With our partners across the nation, we have made considerable progress over the last seven years since the Obama Administration made Indian Country issues a top priority.


Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plot
Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plot (April 28, 2016)

One of Donald Trump’s five principal foreign policy advisors was counsel in a lawsuit to prevent the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from taking over a dam on tribal land, formerly known as Kerr Dam and now called Salish-Kootenai Dam.


Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress
Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress (April 27, 2016)

Do political endorsements from tribes matter? Absolutely.


Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe
Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe (April 20, 2016)

Attorney Joseph E. Schmitz was behind the case that made included outlandish assertions about the alleged influence of the 'Islamic Government' of Turkey in Indian Country.


Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty
Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty (March 28, 2016)

The Blackfeet Nation is putting the Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty into action.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes help inmates reintegrate
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Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes help inmates reintegrate (February 4, 2016)

The Flathead Reservation Reentry program helps former inmates with employment, housing, transportation and other issues.


Upwards of 900 bison to be killed or removed at Yellowstone park
Upwards of 900 bison to be killed or removed at Yellowstone park (January 6, 2016)

Some bison will be taken during tribal and public hunts and others will be captured and sent to tribes.


Shelly Fyant: Tribes take steps to assert sovereignty over food
Shelly Fyant: Tribes take steps to assert sovereignty over food (December 7, 2015)

Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.


National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison
National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison (November 20, 2015)

The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.


National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone
National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone (November 19, 2015)

Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.


Non-Indians drop case over transfer of dam to Montana tribe
Non-Indians drop case over transfer of dam to Montana tribe (October 14, 2015)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes took control of the dam in September and the issue remains somewhat controversial.


Students from Salish Kootenai College send satellite into space
Students from Salish Kootenai College send satellite into space (October 9, 2015)

BisonSat, which was launched from an Air Force Base in California, will conduct observations of Earth.


Anti-Indian figure heads to Montana to antagonize another tribe
Anti-Indian figure heads to Montana to antagonize another tribe (September 22, 2015)

Elaine Willman spent the last seven years fighting the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. Now she's found a new target.


Montana tribe takes control of dam within reservation boundary
Montana tribe takes control of dam within reservation boundary (September 9, 2015)

Republicans in Montana tried to scuttle the deal by making wild allegations about Turkey's involvement with Indian Country.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes see 4K acres from buy-back
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes see 4K acres from buy-back (June 18, 2015)

Individual Indian landowners received $5.4 million for their factional interests, which were then transferred to the tribal government.


Judge imposes long sentence for Montana reservation death
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Judge imposes long sentence for Montana reservation death (April 30, 2015)

A Blackfeet Nation man was sentenced to 60 years for the death of a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


Opinion: Partisan bickering threatens tribal progress in Montana
Opinion: Partisan bickering threatens tribal progress in Montana (April 9, 2015)

As we enter the closing weeks of this legislative session, legislators will have a choice in how Native Americans in Montana reflect on the work of their lawmakers. Will they see this session as one of missed opportunities and partisan obstruction?


Montana tribe pays respects to late attorney Evelyn Stevenson
Montana tribe pays respects to late attorney Evelyn Stevenson (March 18, 2015)

Stevenson worked for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for more than 30 years and was known as an advocate for the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Charles Kader: Amazing story of boxing champion Marvin Camel
Charles Kader: Amazing story of boxing champion Marvin Camel (March 13, 2015)

Camel described growing up as a multiracial Native youth on the Flathead Reservation as very difficult, with his greatest antagonists being his fellow tribal members.


Non-Indians guilty for hunting incidents on Montana reservation
Non-Indians guilty for hunting incidents on Montana reservation (February 27, 2015)

Six people accepted responsibility for violating a ban on hunting in two separate cases.


Editorial: Approve water compact for Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Editorial: Approve water compact for Salish and Kootenai Tribes (February 9, 2015)

The bottom line is that the CSKT’s water rights predate everyone else’s.


Yellowstone National Park starts transferring bison for slaughter
Yellowstone National Park starts transferring bison for slaughter (January 23, 2015)

Some animals were taken by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the InterTribal Buffalo Council.


Suspect in custody after shooting at off-duty CSKT police officer
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Suspect in custody after shooting at off-duty CSKT police officer (January 21, 2015)

The officer tried to apprehend the man, who was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant.


Opinion: Treaty doesn't promise off-reservation water for tribes
Opinion: Treaty doesn't promise off-reservation water for tribes (January 19, 2015)

What is the origin of off-reservation claims?


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes push water compact
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes push water compact (January 14, 2015)

The 1855 Treaty of Hellgate promises water on and off the reservation.


Opinion: Ratify water compact with Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Opinion: Ratify water compact with Salish and Kootenai Tribes (January 12, 2015)

Montana lawmaker argues for approval of a water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


Column: Chief Cliff still an undeniably spiritual place in Montana
Column: Chief Cliff still an undeniably spiritual place in Montana (December 17, 2014)

Author Jaix Chaix explores the legends behind a sacred site overlooking Flathead Lake.


Sharlene Peone: IHS rations out health care to tribal members
Sharlene Peone: IHS rations out health care to tribal members (December 2, 2014)

A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is fighting the Indian Health Service over an emergency room bill.


County's letter on CSKT water compact talks stirs controversy
County's letter on CSKT water compact talks stirs controversy (October 29, 2014)

The letter calls on the state to engage in negotiations 'free of racism."


Montana tribe expects a second round of Cobell buy-back offers
Montana tribe expects a second round of Cobell buy-back offers (September 26, 2014)

Some $8.3 million in offers already went out to landowners earlier this month.


Cobell settlement checks being cashed across Indian Country
Cobell settlement checks being cashed across Indian Country (September 19, 2014)

Overall, some 493,000 checks have been sent out to Indian beneficiaries.


Cobell buy-back program includes base offer of $75 for interests
Cobell buy-back program includes base offer of $75 for interests (September 10, 2014)

One person's interest on the Flathead Reservation in Montana was appraised at just 52 cents so the base payment creates an incentive.


DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations
DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations (September 8, 2014)

Since the program started last winter, DOI has successfully concluded $103 million in transactions and has transferred nearly 265,000 acres to tribal governments.


Cobell buy-backs could return over 38K acres to tribe in Montana
Cobell buy-backs could return over 38K acres to tribe in Montana (August 28, 2014)

Starting next week, tribal members will be receiving offers to sell their fractionated interests.


Opinion: Montana tribe deserves managing role for bison range
Opinion: Montana tribe deserves managing role for bison range (August 26, 2014)

Tom France of the National Wildlife Federation says the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes deserve a management role at the National Bison Range in Montana.