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Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge
Law | National | Politics
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.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president
Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president (November 1, 2017)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe plans to elect a new president after the council ousted Jace Killsback from his post.

President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe remains in office after disputed removal
Politics
President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe remains in office after disputed removal (October 13, 2017)
The relatively new leader of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has been ousted by the council but he is refusing to leave office.

Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility
Environment | National
Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility (October 6, 2017)
The Crow Tribe is dealing with another crisis after vandals caused significant damage to a key water system on the reservation in Montana.

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team (October 4, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is facing a second investigation connected to his trip on a private plane that cost taxpayers more than $12,000.

Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts
National
Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts (October 3, 2017)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars in federal spending and the Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't appear to be helping matters.

Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up
National | Politics
Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up (October 3, 2017)
The Crow Tribe appears to be headed toward a major crisis as it slowly runs out of funding.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting
National
Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting (October 3, 2017)
Two citizens of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are being hailed as warriors for helping the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K (September 29, 2017)
Controversy over the Trump administration's travel practices is growing, with Secretary Ryan Zinke's unusual trip from Nevada to his home in Montana coming under scrutiny.

President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument
Environment | Law | National
President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument (September 27, 2017)
Even as he suggests reducing the boundaries of one national monument held sacred by tribes, Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging stronger protections for lands in his home state of Montana.

Fort Belknap Tribes return control of detention center to Bureau of Indian Affairs
Law
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.

Blackfeet Nation reaches deal to acquire assets of troubled town on reservation
Law
Blackfeet Nation reaches deal to acquire assets of troubled town on reservation (September 20, 2017)
The Blackfeet Nation has settled a long-running dispute with a troubled community on the reservation in Montana.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Environment | National
Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)
Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.

Piikani Money Campaign educates Blackfeet Nation citizens about Cobell payouts
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Piikani Money Campaign educates Blackfeet Nation citizens about Cobell payouts (September 12, 2017)
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations brought more than $156 million to the Blackfeet Nation, with additional offers anticipated as the initiative winds down.

Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
National
Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)
The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.

Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development

Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development (August 29, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is sounding like his Obama administration predecessor when it comes to development on certain federal lands.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range
Environment | National | Politics
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.

Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job
Politics
Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job (August 28, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior sold his motor home to a fellow Montana Republican who is seeking a job with the Trump administration.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
National
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.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case
Law
Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case (August 22, 2017)
A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project
Environment | National | Politics
Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project (August 21, 2017)
The Crow Tribe is hoping the Trump administration lives up to promises to revive the slumping coal industry.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
Environment | Health | National | Politics
News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)
Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision
Law | National | Politics
Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision (August 16, 2017)
A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.

Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation (August 14, 2017)
The late Elouise Cobell was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor for efforts to hold the federal government accountable to hundreds of thousands of tribal citizens.

Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison  for murder and assault on Crow Reservation
Law
Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison for murder and assault on Crow Reservation (August 10, 2017)
A non-Indian man was sentenced to life in federal prison for a double homicide and assault on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide
Law | National
Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide (August 10, 2017)
Two citizens of the Crow Tribe were laid to rest in Montana as federal authorities continue to investigate a triple homicide.

Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground
Law | National
Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground (August 9, 2017)
Leaders of the Crow Tribe continue to look for ways to address violent crime after a shooting left three citizens dead and two others injured.

Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow
Health | National | Politics
Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow (August 8, 2017)
A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

Crow Tribe seeks to improve public safety after shooting deaths of three citizens
Law | National
Crow Tribe seeks to improve public safety after shooting deaths of three citizens (August 8, 2017)
Federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that left three citizens of the Crow Tribe dead and two others injured.

Crow Tribe blames drugs and gangs for fatal shooting on reservation in Montana
Law | National
Crow Tribe blames drugs and gangs for fatal shooting on reservation in Montana (August 7, 2017)
The leader of the Crow Tribe is blaming drugs and gangs for a shooting that left three people dead and two others injured.

Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year (August 3, 2017)
President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken credit for reviving the Keystone XL Pipeline yet the project is far from a certainty.

Court upholds conviction in Northern Cheyenne domestic violence case
Law
Court upholds conviction in Northern Cheyenne domestic violence case (August 1, 2017)
A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was convicted of assaulting his common-law wife has lost an attempt to silence his victim.

Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court (August 1, 2017)
The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program (July 31, 2017)
With just $540 million left to spend, the Trump administration is changing course when it comes to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children
Law | National
Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children (July 27, 2017)
Sentences were handed down in two cases involving crimes against children on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation
Health | National
DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation (July 24, 2017)
The Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7239th Medical Support Unit partnered with the Indian Health Service to provide services to the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

Gyasi Ross: Wealthy white man perpetuates poverty porn in Indian Country
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Wealthy white man perpetuates poverty porn in Indian Country (July 21, 2017)
Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, is visiting Native communities. Is that good? Gyasi Ross has more on Indian Country Media Network.

Indian relay team from Blackfeet Nation wins title at Calgary Stampede
Canada | Sports
Indian relay team from Blackfeet Nation wins title at Calgary Stampede (July 13, 2017)
Carlson Relay defeated three other Indian relay racing teams at the Calgary Stampede event in Alberta, Canada.

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana
Law | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana (July 12, 2017)
A non-Indian woman who contested the jurisdiction of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has lost another lawsuit.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears (June 30, 2017)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools
Education | National
Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools (June 29, 2017)
The Fort Peck Tribes are asking the Trump administration to investigate discrimination and racism at public schools on their reservation in Montana.

Blackfeet Nation voters reject changes to decades-old constitution
National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation voters reject changes to decades-old constitution (June 28, 2017)
The Blackfeet Nation's governing structure will be staying the same after voters rejected an overhaul of the tribe's constitution.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes
Environment | National | Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes (June 27, 2017)
Jobs are few and poverty is plenty but the Northern Cheyenne Tribe doesn't think coal development is the answer.

Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent
Law | National
Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent (June 27, 2017)
A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.

States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
Environment | National | Politics
States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)
The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections (June 22, 2017)
Just hours after promising to consult tribes before making any decisions that affect their interests, the new leader of the Department of the Interior heralded the removal of protections for grizzly bears.

Montana tribes get new member of Congress who pleaded guilty to assault
Politics
Montana tribes get new member of Congress who pleaded guilty to assault (June 22, 2017)
The state of Montana has a new representative in the halls of Congress though he didn't garner much support in Indian Country.

Incoming member of Congress negotiating plea deal for assault
Law | Politics
Incoming member of Congress negotiating plea deal for assault (June 8, 2017)
Republican Greg Gianforte lost the Native vote but was successful overall in his bid to represent Montana in the U.S. House.

YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty
Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty (June 7, 2017)
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.

Blackfeet Nation student was denied painted cap for graduation
Education
Blackfeet Nation student was denied painted cap for graduation (June 6, 2017)
A public school district in Montana is apologizing after a student from the Blackfeet Nation wasn't allowed to wear a painted cap for graduation.

Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Voting is just sooo hard in the era of Donald Trump (May 26, 2017)
One election will not erase what is Donald J. Trump.

Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana
National | Politics
Native turnout fails to sway closely-watched election in Montana (May 26, 2017)
Native voters favored Democrat Rob Quist but that wasn't enough to offset Republican Greg Gianforte's overall win for the state's sole U.S. House seat.

Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assault
National | Politics
Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assault (May 25, 2017)
Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter as the closely-watched campaign in Montana came to a close.

Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in'
Education | National | Sports
Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in' (May 22, 2017)
Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.

Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands
Environment | National | Politics
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (May 12, 2017)
The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.

Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program
Education | National | Politics
Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program (May 9, 2017)
Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the Trump administration to restore grants that help prepare Indian and low-income students for college.

Chippewa Cree Tribe set to recover $2.5M from online lending firm
Business | Law
Chippewa Cree Tribe set to recover $2.5M from online lending firm (May 4, 2017)
The guilty pleas are the latest to emerge from a wide-ranging corruption investigation on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.

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