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Montana Free Press: CSKT water compact bill clears first hurdle in U.S. Senate
Montana Free Press: CSKT water compact bill clears first hurdle in U.S. Senate (August 3, 2020)

A bill to settle the water rights of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and restore land to their control is inching forward in the 116th Congress.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: New business carries on tribal bison tradition
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: New business carries on tribal bison tradition (July 30, 2020)

The Black Prairie Bison Company will provide premium, fresh bison cuts and jerky products nationwide, drawing on the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' deep cultural connection to bison.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Where’s the beef?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Where’s the beef? (July 7, 2020)

Stealing Indian land was often made legal with a mere presidential signature.


Tim Giago: Reflections on Father’s Day
Tim Giago: Reflections on Father’s Day (June 17, 2020)

With a holiday called Father’s Day here I must reflect on the different path most Native Americans had to follow as fathers.


Study says Yellowstone's bison are exerting an unhealthily heavy footprint
Study says Yellowstone's bison are exerting an unhealthily heavy footprint (April 13, 2020)

Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley has been called the American Serengeti, a landscape where people can see bison, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, moose, wolves, coyotes, grizzly bears, black bears, otters and beavers.


Refuge transfer sparks concern about land transfers, and a disclaimer
Refuge transfer sparks concern about land transfers, and a disclaimer (February 20, 2020)

A proposal to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern, and outright opposition


Witness list for House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples legislative hearing
Witness list for House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples legislative hearing (February 5, 2020)

Tribal and Native leaders, along with federal officials, are providing testimony on bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison.


Native Sun News Today: ‘The brotherhood of the buffalo’
Native Sun News Today: ‘The brotherhood of the buffalo’ (February 4, 2020)

A new partnership aims to promote food sovereignty by helping tribal farmers and ranchers.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up legislation (February 3, 2020)

Bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Olszewski and Republican cohort asks Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill
Olszewski and Republican cohort asks Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill (January 16, 2020)

Republicans in Montana are once again trying to derail a long-awaited water rights settlement for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


Daines and Tester co-sponsor CSKT water rights settlement
Daines and Tester co-sponsor CSKT water rights settlement (December 13, 2019)

Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester announced the introduction of a long-awaited bill that would settle a century-old dispute over water rights between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state and federal governments.


Celebrating Native American Day
Celebrating Native American Day (October 15, 2019)

I am grateful for the rich heritage of South Dakota tribes. Their history is woven deep within the fabric of our state.


Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup
Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup (October 7, 2019)

Long before the first white settler ever set foot in the Northern Plains the Native Americans were sharing the land with their ancestral friend, the buffalo.


Tim Giago: Invite Lakota warriors to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota
Tim Giago: Invite Lakota warriors to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota (July 22, 2019)

The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.


Montana Free Press: Governor gains early win in dispute over bison bill
Montana Free Press: Governor gains early win in dispute over bison bill (June 10, 2019)

A bill that changes the definition of 'wild bison' could hurt tribal treaty rights, Montana's governor says.


Montana Free Press: Governor defends veto of controversial bison bill
Montana Free Press: Governor defends veto of controversial bison bill (May 31, 2019)

Montana's Republican Secretary of State is disputing the validity of a veto issued by the Democratic governor. Both officials are seeking higher office.


Blood Tribe reaches settlement with Canada over cattle mismanagment claim
Blood Tribe reaches settlement with Canada over cattle mismanagment claim (January 21, 2019)

A treaty promise made to the Blood Tribe in 1877 is the subject of a new settlement.


Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison
Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison (June 25, 2018)

It should not be up to the tribes of South Dakota to fill out applications hoping to be accepted as riders in the Buffalo Roundup.


Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup?
Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup? (May 7, 2018)

It would be one of the happiest days of my life and I am sure in the life of many Lakota elder to see Lakota warriors dressed in their finest apparel riding across the He Sapa.


Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone
Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone (February 1, 2018)

Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation will be exercising their treaty rights during a bison hunt next week.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota (January 22, 2018)

Are there any Lakota warriors out there who can still ride horses?


Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)

Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.


Cronkite News: Hunters may be called into reduce bison herd at Grand Canyon
Cronkite News: Hunters may be called into reduce bison herd at Grand Canyon (November 13, 2017)

Officials are considering lethal and nonlethal methods to reduce a growing bison in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.


Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park
Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park (September 18, 2017)

Lawmakers in the U.S. House are advancing a bill to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.


Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup
Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup (September 18, 2017)

The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range (August 28, 2017)

Thanks to Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are back to square one when it comes to the National Bison Range in Montana.


Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant
Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant (June 8, 2017)

The Quapaw Tribe is providing a full farm-to-table experience with its agricultural operations.


Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (April 18, 2017)

The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.


Tiffany Midge: Donald Trump plans something 'bigly' with bison
Tiffany Midge: Donald Trump plans something 'bigly' with bison (December 14, 2016)

Oh no what's happening to America's national mammal?


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup (November 28, 2016)

To deny our warriors the right not to join in a roundup that has our history written all over it is to deny our history.


Native Sun News Today: Protecting buffalo from extinction again
Native Sun News Today: Protecting buffalo from extinction again (October 4, 2016)

Instead of listing wild herds as endangered and putting infrastructure in place to enforce their protection, tax dollars are being spent to protect the special interests of a single industry.


Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (August 29, 2016)

The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.


GOP candidate blames tribal culture for lack of economic 'success'
GOP candidate blames tribal culture for lack of economic 'success' (August 22, 2016)

Greg Gianforte has reached out to tribes in Montana but apparently hasn't made many friends.


Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range
Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range (August 15, 2016)

The idea of simply restoring the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the tribes for continued bison conservation and public visitation purposes is a logical one.


Mark Azure: Tribal bison opponent seeks higher office in Montana
Mark Azure: Tribal bison opponent seeks higher office in Montana (June 8, 2016)

To us, bison are sacred to our people and with spiritual and historical significance to our cultural heritage.


Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota
Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota (May 18, 2016)

The past is gone, but native South Dakotans can repair a lot of damage and greatly improve upon race relations if they stop thinking of the Lakota as a part of history that should be forgotten.


President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal
President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal (May 9, 2016)

The new law does not change policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.


Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama
Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama (April 29, 2016)

The bill does not affect federal or state policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.


Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal
Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal (April 27, 2016)

H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.


Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty
Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty (March 28, 2016)

The Blackfeet Nation is putting the Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty into action.


Editorial: Transfer bison to Fort Peck Tribes instead of slaughterhouse
Editorial: Transfer bison to Fort Peck Tribes instead of slaughterhouse (February 18, 2016)

Let them roam in Montana — protected by the Fort Peck fences.


Yellowstone bison removal continues as officials weigh new plan
Yellowstone bison removal continues as officials weigh new plan (January 13, 2016)

This winter alone, between 600 to 900 of the animals will be killed during tribal and public hunts and some will be captured and sent to tribes for their use.


Upwards of 900 bison to be killed or removed at Yellowstone park
Upwards of 900 bison to be killed or removed at Yellowstone park (January 6, 2016)

Some bison will be taken during tribal and public hunts and others will be captured and sent to tribes.


National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison
National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison (November 20, 2015)

The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.


National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone
National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone (November 19, 2015)

Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.


Tim Giago: The irony of the buffalo roundup in South Dakota
Tim Giago: The irony of the buffalo roundup in South Dakota (November 5, 2015)

There is a historic marker west of Custer, South Dakota, that reads in part: 'Historic Sites, Buffalo Rock – Site where the last buffalo was killed in the Black Hills in 1887.'


Native Sun News: Spreading the word on bison in Indian Country
Native Sun News: Spreading the word on bison in Indian Country (September 28, 2015)

Marsha Small, a Northern Cheyenne, has had the 'summer of a lifetime.'


Fort Belknap Tribes dispute reported cause for deaths of bison
Fort Belknap Tribes dispute reported cause for deaths of bison (September 10, 2015)

President Mark Azure said the 19 animals that died didn't go without water.


Marsha Small: Loss of bison led to rise of diabetes among tribes
Marsha Small: Loss of bison led to rise of diabetes among tribes (August 17, 2015)

To the people whose roots run deepest in Montana, almost nothing has inflicted more environmental and economic harm than eliminating wild buffalo.


Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison
Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison (July 29, 2015)

The tribe found 19 bodies during and after the July 4 weekend. The cause of death hasn't been determined.


Researchers continue work at historic tribal site in South Dakota
Researchers continue work at historic tribal site in South Dakota (July 10, 2015)

Well-preserved corn and sunflower seeds dating back more than 1,000 years were found at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.


Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone
Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone (June 17, 2015)

Chairman Gerald Gray said a yearly allocation of two hunting licenses isn't enough to meet the needs of his people.


Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony (April 29, 2015)

Students and staff gathered outside of Loneman School for a ceremony for the harvesting and processing of a 3-year old buffalo from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Slim Butte’s pasture.


Cherokee Nation celebrates births of first calves from bison herd
Cherokee Nation celebrates births of first calves from bison herd (April 23, 2015)

The last six months have proven quite productive for the herd -- nine calves have been born since April 8.


Tribal members protest killings of Yellowstone bison in Montana
Tribal members protest killings of Yellowstone bison in Montana (February 11, 2015)

The state allows hunters to kill bison that wander out of the park.


Editorial: Bison herd returns to ancestral homeland in Nebraska
Editorial: Bison herd returns to ancestral homeland in Nebraska (February 9, 2015)

The buffalo fortunately has escaped extinction and, these days, is nurtured in parts of the Plains.


Yellowstone National Park starts transferring bison for slaughter
Yellowstone National Park starts transferring bison for slaughter (January 23, 2015)

Some animals were taken by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the InterTribal Buffalo Council.


Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes
Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes (December 9, 2014)

Do the Fort Peck Tribes actually own the bison transferred from Yellowstone Nation Park?


Native Sun News: New food guide promotes tribal bison efforts
Native Sun News: New food guide promotes tribal bison efforts (November 17, 2014)

Sustainable Harvest Alliance not only connects tribal bison ranchers with markets, it encourages environmental sustainability, humane livestock practices, and Native American cultural resilience.


Fort Peck Tribes receive another herd of Yellowstone bison
Fort Peck Tribes receive another herd of Yellowstone bison (November 13, 2014)

About 100 bison were finally transferred after a near-decade long wait.