tag: montana free press

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.
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A Republican amendment in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline narrowly passed the U.S. Senate before being removed by Democratic leadership.
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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.
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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?
williamperrypendley
William Perry Pendley’s “acting” status at the Bureau of Land Management calls into question his decisions on energy leases, national monuments and conservation plans across the nation.
Wolverine
Conservation groups are promising to sue the Trump administration for reversing course on protections for wolverines, whose habitat is threatened by climate change.
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President Donald Trump and Republicans sued to stop voting by mail in Montana, a state where the Native vote has been crucial.
montanaacaindiancountry
Advocates says continuance of the Affordable Care Act is vital to the health of tribes in Montana.
steve bullock steve daines
The outcome of a key race in Montana will help decide control of the U.S. Senate. Both candidates are touting their environmental credentials.
glaciernationalpark
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.
stevedaines
U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is encouraging people to vote by mail — but only if they support President Donald Trump.