tag: montana

Montana State Capitol
Tribes that want to start cultivating cannabis in Montana already face restrictions imposed by a state agency.
Cassandra Baker
Cassandra Baker, who hails from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, has won a prestigious fellowship from the Udall Foundation.
National Bison Range
Land that was taken from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes was finally returned after more than a century.
Linderman Dam
The Biden administration is investing $29 million in infrastructure funds on dam safety in Indian Country.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S.3381, S.3773 & S.3789 and Roundtable discussion on “Public Safety in Native Communities”
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting and roundtable on May 18, 2022.
Pioneer Fire
Tribal forestry officials are watching the landscape, and Native firefighters are already on the scene at several hot spots, trying to contain wildfires.
Thunderous by M.L. Smoker and Natalie Peeterse
The Lakota storytelling of “Thunderous” seeks to honor Indigenous traditions.
'Transparency for Brendon'
Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation, died in an encounter with police in Montana.
'No More Stolen Sisters'
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.
American Indian Hall
Montana State University’s new American Indian Hall has become the first building in Montana to earn the highest LEED Platinum certification.
Gathering of Nations
Native America Calling will celebrate the celebrations and calculate the lingering risks as people head back to the powwow trail.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
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.
Maleeya Knows His Gun
Native students are being honored for academic excellence, community service and leadership at Montana State University.
Tyerra Roan
Integrating Native heritage into public education is a goal that’s been ensconced in the Montana Constitution for 50 years.
MSU Montana State University
Kim TallBear, a professor specializing in Indigenous rights and genomics, will deliver the 2022 Stegner Lecture at Montana State University.
Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success.”
Yellowstone National Park
Long before it was a national park, Yellowstone was an important place for at least two dozen tribes.
nativeamericacalling nac
Wisconsin is the latest state to pass a slate of new voting laws that put up barriers for many voters, including Native ones.
Western Native Voice
Digital kiosks and legal arguments are one Native nonprofit’s answer to Montana’s new election laws.
Marissa Spang
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.
Greg Gianforte
Tribal representatives weren’t at the table when top state officials discussed how to improve handling of human trafficking cases.
Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians
The Little Shell Tribal Health Clinic is slated to open roughly two years after the tribal nation achieved its long-sought federal recognition.
Montana Wilson
Montana Wilson leads a life defined by education and helping others.
Sovereign Table
“Sovereign Table” explores the concepts, challenges and opportunities of the food sovereignty movement in 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.