tag: montana free press

Crazy Mountains
A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
Monica Tranel
The candidates for Montana’s Western U.S. House seat faced off in public forum twice, tangling over abortion and the economy and dissecting each other’s attack lines as the election approaches.
Yellowstone County Courthouse in Montana
Tribal nations and Native voters are part of a coalition that went to court to block three election laws.
Deb Haaland
The Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge is the first created under the tenure of Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior.
Yellowstone County Courthouse in Montana
A Native voting rights lawsuit led by Western Native Voice and four tribal governments is underway in Montana.
Kendra Potter - Daughter of a Lost Bird
A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
Montana State Capitol
Tribes that want to start cultivating cannabis in Montana already face restrictions imposed by a state agency.
National Bison Range
Land that was taken from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes was finally returned after more than a century.
Thunderous by M.L. Smoker and Natalie Peeterse
The Lakota storytelling of “Thunderous” seeks to honor Indigenous traditions.
'Transparency for Brendon'
Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation, died in an encounter with police in Montana.
Tyerra Roan
Integrating Native heritage into public education is a goal that’s been ensconced in the Montana Constitution for 50 years.
Western Native Voice
Digital kiosks and legal arguments are one Native nonprofit’s answer to Montana’s new election laws.
Marissa Spang
COVID hit public schools in the tribal capital hard, amplifying long-standing staffing shortages, disrupting routines, and giving administrators, teachers and students new lessons in resilience.
Greg Gianforte
Tribal representatives weren’t at the table when top state officials discussed how to improve handling of human trafficking cases.
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court heard nearly four hours of oral arguments over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
Montana COVID-19
The court order temporarily bars a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal workers in Montana and nationwide.
Montana COVID-19
Republican state officials have succeeded in blocking a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.
Zortman-Landusky Mine
The Fort Belknap Indian Community, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Ksanka Elders Advisory Committee are fighting two silver and copper mines.
Zortman-Landusky Mine
The Fort Belknap Indian Community and conservation groups continue to oppose new mining claims near the reservation in Montana.
Tracy Stone-Manning
The U.S. Senate voted 50-45 to approve the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management.
Greg Gianforte
“We serve a lot of families on the Crow Reservation, and last year they were hit harder than anybody,” said a funeral home owner.
Billings Clinic
The latest wave of COVID-19 cases, coupled with a shortage of health care workers, has stretched Montana’s emergency care system increasingly thin.
Deb Haaland
“Water is a sacred resource, and water rights are crucial to ensuring the health, safety and empowerment of Tribal communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
Brendon Galbreath Memorial
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.
Zortman-Landusky Mine
An abandoned gold mine continues to cause heartaches for the Fort Belknap Indian Community.
Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force
In Montana, Native people make up roughly 26 percent of missing persons cases yet account for less than 7 percent of the state’s population.
Jaime Lynn Butler
Native youth are part of a lawsuit that seeks to hold the federal government accountable for climate change.
U.S. Supreme Court
A sovereignty dispute that originated on the Crow Reservation in Montana has finally been addressed by the highest court in the land.
silverlittleagle
The family of Silver Little Eagle has been raising funds following an attack that took place off the reservation.
montanastatecapitol
Voting access, Indigenous languages and bison management were the big-ticket items for the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.
deb haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland issued two secretarial orders aimed at making good on her pledge to fight climate change and prioritize environmental justice.
Zortman-Landusky mine complex
“To this day, the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes continue to experience devastating health and environmental consequences from past mining,” said Fort Belknap Indian Community President Andrew Werk, Jr.
mmiwmontananokxl
A Republican amendment in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline narrowly passed the U.S. Senate before being removed by Democratic leadership.
colemanstumprally
Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.
emigrantpeak
A Canadian company has been dealt a setback in efforts to develop an area known as Paradise Valley.
cskt
The COVID-19 vaccine could arrive as soon as next week, with initial doses prioritized for health care workers and assisted living facilities.
flatheadreservation
In the heat of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in Montana, one county is being accused of putting politics before public health.
crowlanguageconsortium
With fewer and fewer fluent speakers of the Crow language, advocates for revitalizing it hope a free online dictionary can aid people already working to bolster their skills and make learning the language more accessible.
Blackfeet Nation
Residents of the Blackfeet Nation complained about the limited number of ballot drop-off sites.
stevebullock
Voter turnout in Indian Country has steadily increased in Montana. Will it make a difference in one of the most closely watched races in the nation?