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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.


'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline
'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline (September 24, 2018)

'President Trump permitted the Keystone XL Pipeline because he wanted to,' a Native American Rights Fund attorney said.


Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline (September 10, 2018)

The Fort Belknap Tribes and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are waging a familiar war over water, treaty rights and the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy
Tribes prepare court challenge after FCC adopts contentious policy (March 22, 2018)

Tribes are ready to fight after the Federal Communications Commission approved a new policy that they say will make it harder to protect sacred sites and ancestral territories.


Fort Belknap Tribes return control of detention center to Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Fort Belknap Tribes return control of detention center to Bureau of Indian Affairs (September 26, 2017)

The Fort Belknap Indian Community can't afford to keep its detention center up and running so the Bureau of Indian Affairs has taken over.


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.


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.


Mark Azure: Tribal bison opponent seeks higher office in Montana
Mark Azure: Tribal bison opponent seeks higher office in Montana (June 8, 2016)

To us, bison are sacred to our people and with spiritual and historical significance to our cultural heritage.


Wounded Warriors Family Support reaches out to tribal veterans
Wounded Warriors Family Support reaches out to tribal veterans (February 3, 2016)

Seven tribes have received vehicles to help veterans who need transportation and transition assistance on their reservations.


Fort Belknap Tribes ask county for voting offices on reservation
Fort Belknap Tribes ask county for voting offices on reservation (January 22, 2016)

As part of the Wandering Medicine case, three counties in Montana are supposed to provide services to tribal members so they can exercise their voting rights in their own communities.


Fort Belknap Indian Community declares emergency over drugs
Fort Belknap Indian Community declares emergency over drugs (January 6, 2016)

Council member Donovan Archambault Sr. attributed 10 deaths since November 2015 to methamphetamine abuse.


Judge won't force Fort Belknap Tribe to turn over documents
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Judge won't force Fort Belknap Tribe to turn over documents (October 14, 2015)

A tribal member who is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs for building a road through her property tried to bring the tribe's president into the dispute.


Fort Belknap Tribe cites immunity in feud over reservation road
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Fort Belknap Tribe cites immunity in feud over reservation road (September 23, 2015)

A tribal member is accusing the Bureau of Indian Affairs of building a road across her property without her consent.


Montana counties skirt Native voting rights case settlement
Montana counties skirt Native voting rights case settlement (August 14, 2015)

Only one of the counties in the Wandering Medicine case established a satellite office on a reservation in time for the November 2014 election.


Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison
Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison (July 29, 2015)

The tribe found 19 bodies during and after the July 4 weekend. The cause of death hasn't been determined.


Landowners on Fort Belknap Reservation see $54M in Cobell offers
Landowners on Fort Belknap Reservation see $54M in Cobell offers (June 11, 2015)

The offers went out to more than 3,500 owners. The deadline to respond is July 18.


DOI sends over $230M in offers to Indian landowners in Montana
DOI sends over $230M in offers to Indian landowners in Montana (June 8, 2015)

The offers went out to nearly 12,000 owners on the Fort Belknap Indian Community and the Fort Peck Reservation.


Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk
Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk (May 13, 2015)

Waverly Wilson wants to wear an eagle feather on her tassel but her public school in Washington won't allow it.


German photographer earns trust on Fort Belknap Reservation
German photographer earns trust on Fort Belknap Reservation (March 31, 2015)

Felix von der Osten secured permission from the tribal council before embarking on his journey.


Montana tribes receive $2M in grants for language preservation
Montana tribes receive $2M in grants for language preservation (September 9, 2014)

The Legislature created the Montana Indian Language Preservation Pilot Program last year.


Tribes use reservations to restore rare and endangered species
Tribes use reservations to restore rare and endangered species (August 26, 2014)

Tribes in Montana and South Dakota are keeping rare and endangered species alive thanks to their preservation efforts.


Large crowd turns out to denounce supremacist group's activities
Large crowd turns out to denounce supremacist group's activities (August 19, 2014)

The leader of the Fort Belknap Indian Community asked officials in Havre, Montana, to investigate a White supremacist group.


Fort Belknap Tribes depend on revenue from Internet lending
Fort Belknap Tribes depend on revenue from Internet lending (July 24, 2014)

The operation contributes up to 20 percent of the tribe's income.


Native Sun News: DOI seeks tribal help in boosting bison herds
Native Sun News: DOI seeks tribal help in boosting bison herds (July 10, 2014)

The U.S. Interior Department is looking to tribes and tribal organizations to help beef up its efforts to promote bison restoration


DOI enters Cobell land buy-back agreements with Montana tribes
DOI enters Cobell land buy-back agreements with Montana tribes (July 9, 2014)

The Crow Tribe, the Fort Belknap Indian Community and the Fort Peck Tribes are the latest to sign agreements.


Montana settles lawsuit over voting locations on reservations
Montana settles lawsuit over voting locations on reservations (June 13, 2014)

Offices will be located on the Crow, Northern Cheyenne and Fort Belknap reservations.


In These Times: Montana tribal members fight for voting rights
In These Times: Montana tribal members fight for voting rights (June 10, 2014)

Members of Fort Belknap, Northern Cheyenne and Crow tribes are seeking same access to voting as non-Indian residents in Montana.


MTPR: Fort Belknap educator Minerva Allen shares her poetry
MTPR: Fort Belknap educator Minerva Allen shares her poetry (May 22, 2014)

Educator Minerva Allen shares poetry from her collection, Nakoda Sky People.


Tribes working to recover from    shutdown of federal government
Tribes working to recover from shutdown of federal government (October 18, 2013)

The federal government reopened its doors on Thursday but Indian Country is still feeling the effects of the 16-day shutdown.


MTPR: Fort Belknap Tribes defend introduction of bison herd
MTPR: Fort Belknap Tribes defend introduction of bison herd (September 12, 2013)

Some members of the Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana are questioning why the tribe accepted bison from Yellowstone National Park.


9th Circuit rejects case over Fort Belknap Tribes rent subsidies
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9th Circuit rejects case over Fort Belknap Tribes rent subsidies (August 9, 2013)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana can't stop the Department of Housing and Urban Development from recovering rent subsidies that were overpaid to the tribal housing authority.


Editorial: Court makes right call in transfer of bison to tribes
Editorial: Court makes right call in transfer of bison to tribes (June 25, 2013)

Montana newspaper welcomes decision affecting transfer of bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck Tribes and the Fort Belknap Indian Community:


Montana court upholds transfer of  Yellowstone bison to tribes
Montana court upholds transfer of Yellowstone bison to tribes (June 20, 2013)

The Montana Supreme Court ruled that bison from Yellowstone National Park can be transferred to two tribes.


Alcatraz  occupation      inspired   late   George Paul Horse Capture
Alcatraz occupation inspired late George Paul Horse Capture (May 7, 2013)

George Paul Horse Capture, a respected museum curator who died last month at the age of 75, was inspired to change his life by the takeover of Alcatraz in 1969....


Jessie James-Hawley: Montana county encourages Indian vote
Jessie James-Hawley: Montana county encourages Indian vote (April 23, 2013)

Jessie James-Hawley, a member of the Fort Belknap Indian Community, on voting rights in Montana: As an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap Gros Ventre Tribe, as well as the...


George Paul Horse Capture, former NMAI official, passes away
George Paul Horse Capture, former NMAI official, passes away (April 17, 2013)

George Paul Horse Capture Sr. (1937-2013) GREAT FALLS, MONTANA -- The Creator has called George Paul Horse Capture Sr., “Nay Gyagya Nee” (Spotted Otter), 75, to the Big Sands...


Montana tribes battle opposition to bison restoration efforts
Montana tribes battle opposition to bison restoration efforts (April 2, 2013)

Montana tribes are running into opposition to their efforts to restore bison to their lands. The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian Community agreed to...


Dustin Monroe: Montana bill limits Indian voter participation
Dustin Monroe: Montana bill limits Indian voter participation (March 25, 2013)

Dustin Monroe, a member of the Fort Belknap Indian Community and the executive director of the Western Native Voice, says Montana bill would limit Indian voting participation: “An Act Revising...


Counties told to pay $300K for Indian athlete's death in jail
Counties told to pay $300K for Indian athlete's death in jail (March 21, 2013)

Two counties in Montana have been ordered to pay $300,000 in connection with the death of A.J. Longsoldier. Longsoldier was 18 when he died in November 2009 after complaining of...


Mark Azure: Let    Montana tribes manage their own bison herds
Mark Azure: Let Montana tribes manage their own bison herds (February 8, 2013)

"Once again, the Montana Legislature is considering bills that would block tribes from restoring wild bison to our own tribal lands. By generally banning wild bison from Montana, House Bill...


Bison herd grows on Fort Peck Reservation amid legal dispute
Bison herd grows on Fort Peck Reservation amid legal dispute (August 14, 2012)

A legal disputes continues over bison that the Yellowstone National Park transferred to the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana. The tribe accepted 61 bison from the park. Some of the...


DOJ  works with tribes to combat violence against Indian women
DOJ works with tribes to combat violence against Indian women (June 6, 2012)

The Department of Justice has awarded grants to four tribes to help them combat violence against Indian women. The grants enable the tribes to cross-designate a prosecutor who will pursue...


NYT Blog: Lawsuit continues over bison on Montana reservations
NYT Blog: Lawsuit continues over bison on Montana reservations (May 31, 2012)

"The legal battle continues over the fate of a herd of wild bison that are roaming the plains of northern Montana for the first time in more than a century....


Judge blocks transfers of Yellowstone bison to Montana tribes
Judge blocks transfers of Yellowstone bison to Montana tribes (May 10, 2012)

A judge in Montana barred the state from transferring any more bison from Yellowstone National Park to tribes. The Fort Peck Tribes accepted more than 60 bison from the park....


Non-Indian ranchers unhappy with transfer of bison to tribes
Non-Indian ranchers unhappy with transfer of bison to tribes (April 27, 2012)

Non-Indian farmers and ranchers in Montana continue to fight the transfer of bison from Yellowstone National Park to tribes. Bison were once plentiful across the state. Over-hunting led to their...


Bison from Yellowstone gives birth at Fort Peck Reservation
Bison from Yellowstone gives birth at Fort Peck Reservation (April 23, 2012)

A bison was born on the Fort Peck Reservation in Monday on Sunday. The bison was born from a cow that was transferred to the reservation from Yellowstone National Park....


Editorial: Move of Yellowstone bison to tribes a good thing
Editorial: Move of Yellowstone bison to tribes a good thing (April 10, 2012)

"After years of pointed debates and legal maneuvers, dozens of Yellowstone National Park bison were recently loaded and transported in trailers from their quarantine pens near Gardiner just outside the...


Opinion: Tribes looking to reclaim heritage with bison herds
Opinion: Tribes looking to reclaim heritage with bison herds (April 6, 2012)

"Last week's arrival of Yellowstone bison at Fort Peck followed years of controversy over the slaughter of the animals that wandered out of Yellowstone. The relocation followed an environmental assessment...


Group protests governor's visit to Fort Peck Tribes bison site
Group protests governor's visit to Fort Peck Tribes bison site (April 3, 2012)

A non-Indian group showed up to the Fort Peck Reservation on Monday to protest the the transfer of bison from Yellowstone National Park. Members of Citizens for Balanced Use criticized...


Editorial: Allow transfer of bison to Montana reservations
Editorial: Allow transfer of bison to Montana reservations (March 28, 2012)

"The story of Yellowstone National Park's bison has taken so many twists and turns, followed by more twists and turns, again and again, that everyone involved may be a little...


Judge's ruling puts hold on    move of bison from   Yellowstone
Judge's ruling puts hold on move of bison from Yellowstone (March 22, 2012)

A judge in Montana has blocked the state from moving around bison from Yellowstone National Park. The Fort Peck Tribes accepted over 60 bison on Monday. Some of those animals...


Editorial:  Tribes in  Montana   should get    bison from Yellowstone
Editorial: Tribes in Montana should get bison from Yellowstone (December 5, 2011)

"Montana has been wasting a tremendous natural resource by barring wild bison from our state. On Friday, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission is scheduled to consider a modest...


Tribes in Montana   hail decision to receive Yellowstone bison
Tribes in Montana hail decision to receive Yellowstone bison (December 1, 2011)

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has recommended the transfer of 68 bison from Yellowstone National Park to two tribes. The Fort Peck Tribes and the Fort Belknap Indian Community could...


Editorial: Bison belong on public, tribal lands in Montana
Editorial: Bison belong on public, tribal lands in Montana (October 26, 2011)

"When Dr. Frankenstein’s monster encountered villagers they ran, frightened by his size and fearful he would harm them. The modern-day equivalent is the reintroduction of bison to Montana. Residents near...


Opinion: Montana aims to move bison to two reservations
Opinion: Montana aims to move bison to two reservations (October 20, 2011)

"It was like a scene straight from an epic western: 94 wild Yellowstone bison, their instincts in full throttle despite five years behind government fences, thundering through an open gate...


Crow Tribe issues disaster declaration due to major floods
Crow Tribe issues disaster declaration due to major floods (May 23, 2011)

The Crow Tribe of Montana has issued a disaster declaration for the entire reservation due to massive flooding. The declaration was prompted by flooded homes and buildings, washed-out roads and...


Fort Belknap abuse survivor comes forward to share story
Fort Belknap abuse survivor comes forward to share story (April 28, 2011)

Richard King, a member of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, suffered abuse at a Jesuit-run school on the reservation but kept quiet for almost 50 years. As a...


Opinion: Montana lawmakers try to hinder tribal bison efforts
Opinion: Montana lawmakers try to hinder tribal bison efforts (March 21, 2011)

"The Montana Legislature is considering numerous bills concerning bison in an astounding level of disrespect to the tribes of this state. Senate Bills 144, 207 and 212 and House Bill...