tag: montana

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.
MSU Round Dance
Six Montana State University students are being recognized for their academic excellence, community service and leadership.
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The nation’s highest court has taken up its first Indian law case of the term, with ensuring public safety on reservations at the forefront.
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.

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“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.
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The U.S. Senate is slowly but surely moving to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) as Secretary of the Interior.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from Native leaders and advocates about the impacts of climate change in their communities.
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“Despite Republican obstruction, Representative Haaland will be confirmed by the Senate to be Secretary Haaland,” a leading Democrat said.
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Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
44th Annual MSU Powwow
The 2021 American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will go online March 22-28, in adherence to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is on her way to making history yet again, this time as the first Native person in a presidential cabinet.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.
The Crawford Family: Proud to be American, Proud to be Native American, Proud to Serve
“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.
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A Canadian company has been dealt a setback in efforts to develop an area known as Paradise Valley.
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Initially the death and suffering driven by the COVID-19 virus seemed far away from the Plains of South Dakota.
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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.
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In the heat of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in Montana, one county is being accused of putting politics before public health.
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With change coming at the highest levels of government, tribal and federal officials are working to ensure the crisis of missing and murdered loved ones in Indian Country remains a priority.
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COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
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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.
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Voters of the Crow Tribe overwhelmingly chose Frank White Clay as their new president, ousting the incumbent from office.
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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.
“The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage” by Gerry Robinson continues to earn accolades.
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Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.
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Winfield Russell, also known as One Bird, served the Northern Cheyenne people in many different capacities throughout his life.
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Residents of the Blackfeet Nation complained about the limited number of ballot drop-off sites.
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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.
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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?
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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.
Northern Cheyenne Monument, Near Fort Robinson, Nebraska
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.
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As Election Day nears, worries about adequate access to the polls increase across Indian Country.
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Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
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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.
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On Indigenous Peoples Day, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock will hold a virtual town hall with tribal leaders.
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The Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes are endorsing Democratic Attorney General candidate Raph Graybill.