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Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement
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Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (April 21, 2017)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.

Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land
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Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (January 10, 2017)
The Badger-Two Medicine Area is now completely protected from oil and gas drilling.

Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline (December 20, 2016)
A huge legal, political and public relations challenge will be facing Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army.

Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump
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Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump (November 18, 2016)
Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation land in Montana and protections for Bears Ears in Utah are at stake.

Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights
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Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (November 17, 2016)
It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.

Blackfeet Nation swears in leaders and looks to a new future
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Blackfeet Nation swears in leaders and looks to a new future (July 22, 2016)
The tribal council in its current form would no longer exist under a new constitution that's being considered on the Montana reservation.

Blackfeet Nation to see $107M from Cobell land buy-back program
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Blackfeet Nation to see $107M from Cobell land buy-back program (May 4, 2016)
Chairman Harry Barnes signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department to help facilitate purchases of fractionated interests from willing individual Indian landowners.

Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlement
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Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlement (February 5, 2016)
Chairman Harry Barnes said action in the House will prove more difficult due to policies adopted by the Republican leadership.

Lakota Country Times: Blackfeet Nation wins ruling for sacred site
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Lakota Country Times: Blackfeet Nation wins ruling for sacred site (December 8, 2015)
Senator John Tester joined activists in celebration of the Department of Interior’s recent decision to cancel an oil and gas lease in an area of Glacier National Park that is held sacred to the Blackfeet Nation.

Blackfeet Nation wins ruling against development at sacred site
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Blackfeet Nation wins ruling against development at sacred site (November 23, 2015)
The Obama administration is ready to cancel a lease in the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area in a matter of weeks, rather than months as previously expected.

Blackfeet Nation gears up for action on drilling at sacred site
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Blackfeet Nation gears up for action on drilling at sacred site (November 3, 2015)
The tribe is cheering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for opposing development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area but the battle isn't over yet.

Blackfeet Nation rebuilds relationships after leadership spat
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Blackfeet Nation rebuilds relationships after leadership spat (May 15, 2015)
The tribe now has a functioning council and is working to address pressing issues like sacred sites and water rights.

Harry Barnes: Blackfeet Nation counts coup in trip to US Capitol
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Harry Barnes: Blackfeet Nation counts coup in trip to US Capitol (February 5, 2015)
Because of our meltdown last year, there are a lot of doubters out there that have dismissed the Blackfeet.

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