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Tribes seek improvements for reservation roads

Tribal leaders from Montana and Wyoming met with a top official from the Federal Highway Administration to seek more resources for reservation roads.

Safe roads are a top priority for tribes. Government statistics show that the number of fatal car wrecks on reservations increased 53 percent between 1975 and 2002 as the rate fell off the reservation by 2 percent.

Another issue is money. Tribes want to access federal funds directly rather than having to go through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which takes an administrative fee from the Indian Reservation Road program.

Get the Story:
Native leaders urge quick action on roads (The Lincoln Journal Star 7/22)

Relevant Links:
Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council -

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