Grizzly bear management remains a political, environmental and social minefield in Montana.
The Trump administration is being pressed to remove protections for the grizzly bear, an animal held sacred by numerous tribes.
According to one of my Cheyenne relatives, there are many 'bad bear' stories in our history.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is protecting one area of Montana as the Blackfeet Nation calls on him to protect another.
Tribes are battling the Trump administration over protections for the sacred grizzly bear.
Environmental groups, tribes and individuals sued the federal government seeking to block the hunt, which was slated to take part in areas around Yellowstone National Park.
Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.
Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation will be exercising their treaty rights during a bison hunt next week.
Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.
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.
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.
The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.
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.
Instead of listing wild herds as endangered and putting infrastructure in place to enforce their protection, tax dollars are being spent to protect the special interests of a single industry.
The new law does not change policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.
The bill does not affect federal or state policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.
H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.
The US Fish and Wildlife has announced its proposed rule to strip Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone’s grizzly bears that despite formal objections submitted by some fifty tribes and the Assembly of First Nations.
Vice President Tom Poor Bear of the Oglala Sioux Tribe said the decision will lead to non-Indian hunting.
Let them roam in Montana — protected by the Fort Peck fences.
This winter alone, between 600 to 900 of the animals will be killed during tribal and public hunts and some will be captured and sent to tribes for their use.
Some bison will be taken during tribal and public hunts and others will be captured and sent to tribes.
The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.
Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has acknowledged missteps in its outreach to Indian Country.
President Mark Azure said the 19 animals that died didn't go without water.
Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy are mounting a vigorous challenge to the US government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear.
The tribe found 19 bodies during and after the July 4 weekend. The cause of death hasn't been determined.
Tribal opposition continues to mount against the federal government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act status from the iconic Yellowstone grizzly.
Chairman Gerald Gray said a yearly allocation of two hunting licenses isn't enough to meet the needs of his people.
Twelve Tribal Nations have called on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to remove the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator, Dr. Chris Servheen, after questioning his 'fitness to participate in this process.'
James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced off the stage at a recent public meeting.
In a strongly worded letter, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has voiced misgivings about the impartiality of Christopher Servheen in any proposed tribal consultation process over the government’s controversial delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear.
The state allows hunters to kill bison that wander out of the park.
Some animals were taken by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the InterTribal Buffalo Council.
Tribes are worried about trophy hunting of the Yellowstone bear in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.
Delisting the Yellowstone grizzly bear does not just touch the lives of the Standing Rock Sioux people, but also the other 25 Tribal Nations the federal government has acknowledged hold an ancestral connection to Yellowstone.
Do the Fort Peck Tribes actually own the bison transferred from Yellowstone Nation Park?
About 100 bison were finally transferred after a near-decade long wait.
Tribes are worried that delisting will lead to state-sanctioned hunts.
Officials said they were confident of the tribe's ability to host and protect the herd.
Rosalie Little Thunder was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who worked to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.
The Cherokee Nation and the Fort Peck Tribes are among five finalists for the animals.
Three tribes are applying to receive a share of bison that were taken from Yellowstone National Park.
Rosalie Little Thunder, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and Darrell Geist of the Buffalo Field Campaign, question tribal participation in the slaughter of bison from Yellowstone National Park.
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has a treaty right to hunt bison from Yellowstone National Park, Chairman Silas Whitman said.
A member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana took a bison heart to the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest the hunting practices of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana have taken 37 bison from Yellowstone National Park.
Tribes are due to receive meat, hide and other parts from bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park.
Some members of the Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana are questioning why the tribe accepted bison from Yellowstone National Park.
Montana newspaper welcomes decision affecting transfer of bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck Tribes and the Fort Belknap Indian Community:
The Montana Supreme Court ruled that bison from Yellowstone National Park can be transferred to two tribes.
Rodney W. Abrahamson, the vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, was cited for taking part in a bison hunt in Montana, The Spokesman Review reports. Abrahamson went hunting...
Tribal members are enjoying a record bison hunting season in Montana, The Wall Street Journal reports. Some 249 bison have been killed during the winter 2012-2013 season. Of those, 212...
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...
"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....
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 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...
"For an American, a visit to a national park in another country can be disorienting. Where are the Winnebagos? The air-conditioned visitor center? The paved roads? If you venture...
"Last April, I wrote about an historic agreement made by the federal, state, and tribal agencies that collectively manage Yellowstone’s wild buffalo population, which gave the iconic critters access to...