MSU News: Students honored with Native leadership awards (March 26, 2021)Six Montana State University students are being recognized for their academic excellence, community service and leadership.
U.S. Supreme Court: United States v. Joshua James Cooley (March 24, 2021)
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes up messy tribal sovereignty case (March 22, 2021)“Are you an Indian, sir?” The answer to the question is at the heart of a closely-watched case before the nation’s highest court.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts climate crisis roundtable (March 10, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from Native leaders and advocates about the impacts of climate change in their communities.
Bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (March 9, 2021)Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
Indigenously: Deb Haaland set for historic confirmation hearing (February 22, 2021)Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.
Deb Haaland finally lands confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior (February 17, 2021)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
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.
Montana Free Press: Republican tries to revive Keystone XL Pipeline (February 9, 2021)A Republican amendment in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline narrowly passed the U.S. Senate before being removed by Democratic leadership.
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Montana Free Press: Family of Native man killed by police seeks justice (January 6, 2021)Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.
DVIDS: Fort Peck siblings maintain Akicita warrior tradition (January 4, 2021)“Our family is proud, excited and probably more relaxed because we’re both together,” said Promise Crawford, who is serving overseas with her brother, Challenge Crawford.
Montana Free Press: Court blocks gold mine near Yellowstone National Park (December 15, 2020)A Canadian company has been dealt a setback in efforts to develop an area known as Paradise Valley.
Indian Country Today: COVID-19 hits Rosebud Sioux Tribe hard (December 14, 2020)Initially the death and suffering driven by the COVID-19 virus seemed far away from the Plains of South Dakota.
Montana Free Press: Reservation county deals with surge in COVID-19 cases (December 3, 2020)In the heat of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in Montana, one county is being accused of putting politics before public health.
Clara Caufield: Masking up to protect our people from COVID-19 (November 24, 2020)COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (November 23, 2020)For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.
Native Sun News Today: Crow Tribe elects new leadership (November 23, 2020)Voters of the Crow Tribe overwhelmingly chose Frank White Clay as their new president, ousting the incumbent from office.
Montana Free Press: Technology helps keep Crow language alive (November 23, 2020)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.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne author traces story of tribal courage (November 17, 2020)“The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage” by Gerry Robinson continues to earn accolades.
Kaiser Health News: Tribes confront rise in COVID-19 cases (November 12, 2020)Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe loses a great leader (November 10, 2020)Winfield Russell, also known as One Bird, served the Northern Cheyenne people in many different capacities throughout his life.
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.
Indian Country Today: Native voters play role in key Senate races (November 3, 2020)With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
Montana Free Press: Senate race is just too close to call (October 29, 2020)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?
Clara Caufield: Calling the Cheyenne people back home (October 20, 2020)Due to the high number of deaths of elders in recent weeks and months among the Northern Cheyenne, the matter of funerals and grieving is a common topic of discussion.
Native America Calling: Native voting access update (October 16, 2020)As Election Day nears, worries about adequate access to the polls increase across Indian Country.
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.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
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.
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