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Montana tribe again moves toward agreement at bison range
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
of Montana are once again moving toward an agreement at the
National Bison Range
The tribe wants to handle some functions at the range, which is located entirely within the boundaries of the Flathead Reservation. The herd at the range descends from animals that were raised by tribal members.
Prior agreements, including the original one that was negotiated by the Bush administration, were struck down in court. The Obama administration issued a
that starts up the process again.
A group called
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
has opposed the agreements with the tribe.
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Montana tribes edge closer to role at Bison Range
(The Missoulian 5/16)
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