Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation continues fight to protect sacred lands (December 12, 2022)An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
Kaiser Health News: Blackfeet Nation joins lawsuit to protect COVID-19 mandates (November 29, 2022)A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.
Montana Free Press: Native voters win ruling blocking new election laws (October 3, 2022)Tribal nations and Native voters are part of a coalition that went to court to block three election laws.
Montana Free Press: Native voters battle ballot restrictions in court (August 16, 2022)A Native voting rights lawsuit led by Western Native Voice and four tribal governments is underway in Montana.
Montana Free Press: Film explores ‘Lost Bird’ who found her way home (August 4, 2022)A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
Montana Free Press: Western Native Voice takes up voting rights (February 17, 2022)Digital kiosks and legal arguments are one Native nonprofit’s answer to Montana’s new election laws.
Blackfeet Nation mourns passing of longtime Chief Earl Old Person (October 18, 2021)The Blackfeet Nation is mourning the loss of Earl Old Person, the tribe’s longtime chief and former chairman.
MSU News: Montana State University set for American Indian Heritage Day (September 21, 2021)Montana State University’s annual American Indian Heritage Day focuses on efforts to recover and return the remains of children who died at Indian boarding schools.
Montana Free Press: Death of Native man prompts calls for justice (August 31, 2021)About a hundred people gathered to grieve the loss of Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation who died in an encounter with police.
News21: COVID-19 pandemic exposes many challenges in Indian Country (August 30, 2021)Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.
Indian Health Service announces ‘SAFE-IHS’ hotline to report abuse (February 16, 2021)The Indian Health Service announced a hotline to accept reports of suspected child or sexual abuse following controversy involving a pediatrician who was convicted of crimes against young patients.
Black Lodge Singers earn another GRAMMY nomination (November 24, 2020)The Black Lodge Singers, a powwow drum group led by Kenny ScabbyRobe of the Blackfeet Nation, has earned an eighth nomination for a GRAMMY award.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation finally lands more ballot boxes (November 3, 2020)Residents of the Blackfeet Nation complained about the limited number of ballot drop-off sites.
Senate candidate touts tribal agenda in closely watched race (October 13, 2020)Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
Senate candidate Steve Bullock hosts town hall with tribal leaders (October 12, 2020)On Indigenous Peoples Day, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock will hold a virtual town hall with tribal leaders.
Montana Free Press: Affordable Care Act deemed essential for Indian Country (September 28, 2020)Advocates says continuance of the Affordable Care Act is vital to the health of tribes in Montana.
Montana Free Press: Popular national park deals with COVID-19 challenges (September 21, 2020)While visitation is down, Glacier National Park faced unprecedented gridlock after the Blackfeet Nation closed the park’s eastern boundary. Officials say the season offers lessons for the future.
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