As Montana plows forward with its reopening, including throwing open the doors to tourism on June 1, the outlook is starkly different for Indian Country.
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
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.
Through two top cabinet officials, the Trump administration has signaled its support for a proposed settlement of the reserved water right claims of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Shane Morigeau experienced the depredations of predatory insurance and securities scams on the sick, the poor, and the systemically marginalized.
Montana State University will commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with a series of educational and cultural events throughout October.
Salish artist Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith's work is centered by her strong traditional beliefs and political activism.
The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.
Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Without action on a compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the consequences for water users, farmers, and ranchers will be dire.
A citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes who is one of the few Native winemakers in the country is basking in praise for his work.
In a near unanimous decision, the Montana Supreme Court has upheld the legality of water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
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.
The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.
Officials in Lake County says Public Law 280 isn't working out anymore.
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
High school students wore shirts promoting 'White Power' and the Republican presidential nominee.
Greg Gianforte has reached out to tribes in Montana but apparently hasn't made many friends.
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.
In addition to the water right certainty the compact provides, its ratification would mean significant investment in our state’s economy.
Tribal leaders unanimous passed a resolution praising incumbent Steve Bullock for supporting a water rights settlement.
The party hopes to make history by electing Dense Juneau as the first Native woman in Congress.
Make no mistake: The 2016 election is not routine. If you want proof, look no further than the weekend encampment at the Arlee Celebration.
The Obama administration is balking at the high cost -- $2.3 billion to settle the Montana tribe's water rights.
The committee is taking testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
The committee will take testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
With our partners across the nation, we have made considerable progress over the last seven years since the Obama Administration made Indian Country issues a top priority.
One of Donald Trump’s five principal foreign policy advisors was counsel in a lawsuit to prevent the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from taking over a dam on tribal land, formerly known as Kerr Dam and now called Salish-Kootenai Dam.
Do political endorsements from tribes matter? Absolutely.
Attorney Joseph E. Schmitz was behind the case that made included outlandish assertions about the alleged influence of the 'Islamic Government' of Turkey in Indian Country.
The Blackfeet Nation is putting the Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty into action.
The Flathead Reservation Reentry program helps former inmates with employment, housing, transportation and other issues.
Some bison will be taken during tribal and public hunts and others will be captured and sent to tribes.
Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.
The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.
Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes took control of the dam in September and the issue remains somewhat controversial.
BisonSat, which was launched from an Air Force Base in California, will conduct observations of Earth.
Elaine Willman spent the last seven years fighting the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. Now she's found a new target.
Individual Indian landowners received $5.4 million for their factional interests, which were then transferred to the tribal government.
A Blackfeet Nation man was sentenced to 60 years for the death of a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
As we enter the closing weeks of this legislative session, legislators will have a choice in how Native Americans in Montana reflect on the work of their lawmakers. Will they see this session as one of missed opportunities and partisan obstruction?
Stevenson worked for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for more than 30 years and was known as an advocate for the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Camel described growing up as a multiracial Native youth on the Flathead Reservation as very difficult, with his greatest antagonists being his fellow tribal members.
Six people accepted responsibility for violating a ban on hunting in two separate cases.
The bottom line is that the CSKT’s water rights predate everyone else’s.
Some animals were taken by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the InterTribal Buffalo Council.
The officer tried to apprehend the man, who was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant.
What is the origin of off-reservation claims?
The 1855 Treaty of Hellgate promises water on and off the reservation.
Montana lawmaker argues for approval of a water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Author Jaix Chaix explores the legends behind a sacred site overlooking Flathead Lake.