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.
MSU News: Native students win leadership awards (April 13, 2022)Native students are being honored for academic excellence, community service and leadership at Montana State University.
MSU News: Lecture focuses on ‘The Vanishing Indian’ (March 22, 2022)Kim TallBear, a professor specializing in Indigenous rights and genomics, will deliver the 2022 Stegner Lecture at Montana State University.
Native America Calling: Native voters face new hurdles (February 28, 2022)Wisconsin is the latest state to pass a slate of new voting laws that put up barriers for many voters, including Native ones.
Montana Free Press: Western Native Voice takes up voting rights (February 17, 2022)Digital kiosks and legal arguments are one Native nonprofit’s answer to Montana’s new election laws.
Montana Free Press: Northern Cheyenne Tribe copes with COVID-19 (February 4, 2022)COVID hit public schools in the tribal capital hard, amplifying long-standing staffing shortages, disrupting routines, and giving administrators, teachers and students new lessons in resilience.
Montana Free Press: Tribes missing from state’s discussion on trafficking (January 21, 2022)Tribal representatives weren’t at the table when top state officials discussed how to improve handling of human trafficking cases.
Kaiser Health News: Little Shell Tribe prepares for health care milestone (January 21, 2022)The Little Shell Tribal Health Clinic is slated to open roughly two years after the tribal nation achieved its long-sought federal recognition.
Mountains and Minds: ‘My grandfather was really inspiring’ (January 21, 2022)Montana Wilson leads a life defined by education and helping others.
MSU News: ‘Sovereign Table’ debuts on Montana PBS (January 21, 2022)“Sovereign Table” explores the concepts, challenges and opportunities of the food sovereignty movement in Montana.
Mountains and Minds: ‘I owe it to them to be proud’ (January 12, 2022)Wozek Chandler works to find success in the mainstream while maintaining her tribal culture and celebrating her history.
Montana Free Press: Supreme Court takes up COVID-19 vaccine mandates (January 12, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court heard nearly four hours of oral arguments over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
Montana Free Press: Another federal judge blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate (December 13, 2021)The court order temporarily bars a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal workers in Montana and nationwide.
MSU News: Northern Cheyenne author wins award for history of his people (December 6, 2021)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.
Cronkite News: New law protects tribal regalia at school graduations (November 24, 2021)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.
Montana Free Press: Tribes and tribal elders sue to stop mining (November 19, 2021)The Fort Belknap Indian Community, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Ksanka Elders Advisory Committee are fighting two silver and copper mines.
MSU News: Montana State University celebrates new American Indian Hall (November 8, 2021)More than 1,000 people, including dignitaries from throughout the country, attended the grand opening of the American Indian Hall at Montana State University.
Kaiser Health News: Montana struggles with COVID-19 outreach campaigns (November 3, 2021)Public service campaigns developed under the previous Democratic administration were abandoned by the new Republican governor.
Kaiser Health News: Tribes confront mental health challenges (October 25, 2021)Lacking mental health resources in Indian Country, tribes are often forced to detain citizens who are in crisis.
Blackfeet Nation mourns passing of longtime Chief Earl Old Person (October 18, 2021)The Blackfeet Nation is mourning the loss of Earl Old Person, the tribe’s longtime chief and former chairman.
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