tag: montana

Wozek Chandler
Wozek Chandler works to find success in the mainstream while maintaining her tribal culture and celebrating her history.
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.
Sooyii
With a dialogue entirely in the Blackfeet language, a new film is an exercise in language revitalization.
Montana COVID-19
The court order temporarily bars a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal workers in Montana and nationwide.
nativeamericacalling nac
Districts with predominantly Native voters are targets as states start redrawing boundaries.
Leo Killsback
Leo Killsback, associate professor at Montana State University, has won the Western History Association’s 2021 Donald Fixico Book Award for his two-volume history of the Cheyenne Nation.
Montana COVID-19
Republican state officials have succeeded in blocking a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.
Arizona
Just minutes before her high school graduation, Dakotah Harvey was told to remove the eagle feather from her mortarboard or she would be escorted out of the ceremony and her diploma would be withheld.
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.
Grand Opening of American Indian Hall
More than 1,000 people, including dignitaries from throughout the country, attended the grand opening of the American Indian Hall at Montana State University.
Greg Gianforte
Public service campaigns developed under the previous Democratic administration were abandoned by the new Republican governor.
Martha Williams
If confirmed, Martha Williams will become the second woman with Montana ties to take a top post at the Department of the Interior.
Teepees - Fort Peck Reservation
Lacking mental health resources in Indian Country, tribes are often forced to detain citizens who are in crisis.
Zortman-Landusky Mine
The Fort Belknap Indian Community and conservation groups continue to oppose new mining claims near the reservation in Montana.
Earl Old Person
The Blackfeet Nation is mourning the loss of Earl Old Person, the tribe’s longtime chief and former chairman.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on October 6, 2021.
Bryan Newland and Deb Haaland
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work with a hearing on tribal water rights settlements that are being supported by the Biden administration.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.
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.
MSU Montana State University
Montana State University’s annual American Indian Heritage Day focuses on efforts to recover and return the remains of children who died at Indian boarding schools.
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.
Roy Slowman
Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.
nativeamericacalling nac
South Dakota’s Department of Education drastically reduced the number of references to Native people in school social studies standards.
Zortman-Landusky Mine
An abandoned gold mine continues to cause heartaches for the Fort Belknap Indian Community.
Cherokee Nation
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Indian Relay Race
A highlight of the annual Crow Native Days were the Indian relay races, a sport gaining immense popularity, thrilling audiences across the nation.
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.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
The Battle of Greasy Grass was over in an hour, but its legacy continues to this day.
Jaime Lynn Butler
Native youth are part of a lawsuit that seeks to hold the federal government accountable for climate change.
blackfeetnationmurrayfoubister
Boasting one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States, the Blackfeet Nation is back open for business.
crowagency
Tribes that face threats to their political integrity, economic security, health and welfare may finally be able to exercise authority over non-Indians.
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.
crowtribe
Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Indians traveling through reservations if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled.
everynativevotecounts
Native America Calling will get a look at the latest voting laws and what Native voting advocates are doing to counter them.
northerncheyenneboardofhealth
The Northern Cheyenne Nation appears to be winning the war against COVID-19, though the battle took its toll on 57 citizens who lost their lives.
silverlittleagle
The family of Silver Little Eagle has been raising funds following an attack that took place off the reservation.
nativeamericacalling nac
As May comes to a close, Native America Calling will take a look at some of the big headlines of the month.