Montana Free Press: Bill for Indigenous People’s Day gains support (February 13, 2023)“I want a day that acknowledges the rich cultural heritage of all Indigenous people in our state,” said Montana Sen. Shane Morigeau, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Montana Free Press: Nez Perce citizen shot during tribal treaty hunt (January 23, 2023)A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
Native America Calling: Do stereotypes influence policy? (January 19, 2023)Native America Calling looks at the continuing verbal, legal, and legislative affronts to tribal sovereignty based on outdated, stereotypical and uninformed perspectives.
Montana Free Press: Republican complains of ‘handouts’ to Native voters (January 2, 2023)A Republican aide with political aspirations questioned whether members of tribes living on reservations should be able to vote in state elections.
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.
Native America Calling: Protections and threats for LGBTQ2 Native Americans (December 12, 2022)Native America Calling checks in with Native experts about both progress and setbacks when it comes to public acceptance.
Defense spending bill again a topic of hot interest in Indian Country (December 6, 2022)All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.
Montana Free Press: Land swap in Crazy Mountains finally unveiled (November 29, 2022)A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
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.
MSU News: Grant helps tribes address transportation needs (November 29, 2022)The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University will provide transportation outreach and technical assistance to 29 tribes across five states.
Native America Calling: Native in the Spotlight (November 29, 2022)The architectural design career of Major Robinson has a lot of diverse breadth. Learn more on Native America Calling.
Tribal youth get a taste of food sovereignty at White House gathering (November 15, 2022)Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
Native America Calling: Media literacy: the election version (October 25, 2022)As the midterm election nears, information is moving at light speed and so much of it is exaggerated, misleading, and even false.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities (October 5, 2022)The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
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.
Native America Calling: Slow progress for repatriation (August 24, 2022)NAGPRA has been on the books for 30 years but it’s been slow work to return ancestors and cultural property into the care of tribes.
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.
Indian gaming revenues hit record $39 billion despite COVID-19 (August 10, 2022)The tribal casino industry has rebounded dramatically despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues reaching a record high.
Charges laid against Native woman reported as missing in Canada (August 8, 2022)Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
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.
Clara Caufield: I will see you again Tim Giago (August 2, 2022)It has my honor and privilege to be associated with Tim Giago for 17 years.
Fort Belknap landowners see another round of Cobell buy-back offers (August 1, 2022)Landowners from the Fort Belknap Indian Community have until August 12 to accept offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
MSU News: New project focuses on contemporary Native artists (July 20, 2022)“IndigenEyes: Contemporary Native American Art of the Rocky Mountain West” represents a collaboration between Montana State University and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.
Montana Free Press: Tribes hit with marijuana grow limits (June 30, 2022)Tribes that want to start cultivating cannabis in Montana already face restrictions imposed by a state agency.
MSU News: American Indian Hall wins highest sustainability rating (April 27, 2022)Montana State University’s new American Indian Hall has become the first building in Montana to earn the highest LEED Platinum certification.
Native America Calling: The powwow trail returns (April 26, 2022)Native America Calling will celebrate the celebrations and calculate the lingering risks as people head back to the powwow trail.
Young Native woman sounds alarm about violence in Indian Country (April 22, 2022)A prominent photographer who built a sizable following online with posts featuring Native women and girls is stepping out of the spotlight after survivors came forward with accounts of trauma.
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