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Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children
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Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children (July 27, 2017)
Sentences were handed down in two cases involving crimes against children on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation
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DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation (July 24, 2017)
The Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7239th Medical Support Unit partnered with the Indian Health Service to provide services to the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools
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Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools (June 29, 2017)
The Fort Peck Tribes are asking the Trump administration to investigate discrimination and racism at public schools on their reservation in Montana.

Fort Peck woman faces life sentence for death of 13-month-old girl
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Fort Peck woman faces life sentence for death of 13-month-old girl (May 1, 2017)
Janelle Red Dog is pleading guilty to second-degree murder in an incident blamed on drug abuse.

Fort Peck Tribes finally gain access to federal criminal databases
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Fort Peck Tribes finally gain access to federal criminal databases (April 19, 2017)
Law enforcement on the reservation in Montana believe the information will help them address drug trafficking and other crimes.

Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support
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Supreme Court pick heads toward confirmation with tribal support (April 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are embracing Neil Gorsuch but it wasn't enough to affect a showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.

Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump
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Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump (March 30, 2017)
The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Fort Peck Tribes seek Keystone XL reroute to protect water supply
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Fort Peck Tribes seek Keystone XL reroute to protect water supply (March 1, 2017)
The controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is back on Indian Country's radar thanks to Republican President Donald Trump.

Native Sun News Today: Turning to traditions to combat trauma
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Native Sun News Today: Turning to traditions to combat trauma (October 12, 2016)
Each new piece of beadwork created by Dawn Marie Arkinson represents overcoming a personal experience in her life.

Montana woman charged for murder of one-year-old Fort Peck girl
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Montana woman charged for murder of one-year-old Fort Peck girl (September 15, 2016)
Kenzley Olson was only 13 months old when she was killed in April on the Fort Peck Reservation.

Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana (August 30, 2016)
We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.

Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debates (August 4, 2016)
Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke have agreed to a series of congressional debates across Montana, with two in Indian Country.

Minutes show leaders of Fort Peck Tribes ordered 'Wino Round Up'
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Minutes show leaders of Fort Peck Tribes ordered 'Wino Round Up' (July 19, 2016)
Tribal leaders didn't want transients and other people around during the Wild Horse Stampede, a popular event on the reservation.

Fort Peck Tribes accused of demanding 'Wino Round Up' in 2013
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Fort Peck Tribes accused of demanding 'Wino Round Up' in 2013 (July 14, 2016)
At least 31 people were arrested, detained and held without charges in deplorable conditions in July 2013, according to a lawsuit.

Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnout
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Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnout (July 6, 2016)
The party hopes to make history by electing Dense Juneau as the first Native woman in Congress.

Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls
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Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (June 29, 2016)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Man charged with murdering girlfriend on Fort Peck Reservation
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Man charged with murdering girlfriend on Fort Peck Reservation (June 29, 2016)
Roxanne Morsette was 25 years old when she was shot and killed in January 2016.

Federal charges filed in kidnapping of girl on Fort Peck Reservation
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Federal charges filed in kidnapping of girl on Fort Peck Reservation (June 24, 2016)
John William Lieba II is charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of aggravated sexual abuse and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students
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Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students (May 25, 2016)
The tribal council voted 7-0 to in favor a policy that requires 'separate public use of bathrooms according to gender.'

Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority
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Cronkite News: Tribes support efforts to expand criminal authority (May 19, 2016)
Witnesses at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing agreed that giving local authorities the power to pursue prosecutions is the best course

Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking
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Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking (May 18, 2016)
Chairman Floyd Azure said women and girls on the Montana reservation are selling themselves for drugs.

Leader of Fort Peck Tribes blames baby's death on drug abuse
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Leader of Fort Peck Tribes blames baby's death on drug abuse (April 27, 2016)
Chairman Floyd Azure is promising to take more action to address drug abuse in the wake of Kenzley Olson's death.

Fort Peck Tribes indict woman in connection with baby girl's death
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Fort Peck Tribes indict woman in connection with baby girl's death (April 22, 2016)
Few details have been released about the case but the woman is due in tribal court and she also faces federal charges.

Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation
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Suspect in custody for death of baby girl on Fort Peck Reservation (April 21, 2016)
Tribal, local and federal authorities were investigating the disappearance of Kenzley Ava-Lee Olson when she was found dead in Poplar, Montana.

Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand
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Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand (March 23, 2016)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed expansion of Australia’s largest U.S. aquifer mining operation, also Wyoming’s newest uranium mine, located near Mato Tipila.

Fort Peck Tribes charge man accused of abducting four-year-old girl
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Fort Peck Tribes charge man accused of abducting four-year-old girl (March 2, 2016)
John 'Billy' Lieba II is charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault of a child and attempted murder.

Girl found safe after reported abduction on Fort Peck Reservation
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Girl found safe after reported abduction on Fort Peck Reservation (February 29, 2016)
A 20-year-old man is facing a kidnapping charge in tribal court and could face additional charges in connection with the disappearance of the four-year-old girl.

Four named to National Advisory Council on Indian Education
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Four named to National Advisory Council on Indian Education (February 22, 2016)
Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown, a Native youth leader, and three others will help advise the Department of Education on issues facing Native American students.

Editorial: Transfer bison to Fort Peck Tribes instead of slaughterhouse
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Editorial: Transfer bison to Fort Peck Tribes instead of slaughterhouse (February 18, 2016)
Let them roam in Montana — protected by the Fort Peck fences.

Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements
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Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements (February 9, 2016)
The agency is seeking $131.2 million to implement and maintain settlements for tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Fort Peck Tribes honor Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2006
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Fort Peck Tribes honor Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2006 (October 14, 2015)
Michael Bell's family was presented with a flag and pins by tribal leaders, Navy officials and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana).

Oil companies paid just $320K for years of pollution at Fort Peck
Environment
Oil companies paid just $320K for years of pollution at Fort Peck (September 8, 2015)
Over 40 million gallons of energy production waste seeped into the groundwater system on the reservation in Montana.

Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate
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Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate (July 15, 2015)
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) introduced the Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act to exempt tribes from large fines.

Fort Peck Tribes take on big cost for homes promised by Brad Pitt
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Fort Peck Tribes take on big cost for homes promised by Brad Pitt (July 1, 2015)
The Make It Right Foundation is finally delivering homes to the reservation but infrastructure will cost the tribe $2.6 million.

Landowners on Fort Belknap Reservation see $54M in Cobell offers
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Landowners on Fort Belknap Reservation see $54M in Cobell offers (June 11, 2015)
The offers went out to more than 3,500 owners. The deadline to respond is July 18.

Senate committee upset by testimony at victim services hearing
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Senate committee upset by testimony at victim services hearing (June 11, 2015)
Lawmakers were told about high rates of crime on some reservations and were shocked by some of the statistics presented by tribal witnesses.

DOI sends over $230M in offers to Indian landowners in Montana
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI sends over $230M in offers to Indian landowners in Montana (June 8, 2015)
The offers went out to nearly 12,000 owners on the Fort Belknap Indian Community and the Fort Peck Reservation.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country finds success in diabetes fight
Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country finds success in diabetes fight (May 19, 2015)
Indian Country has long faced the epidemic of diabetes with rates 2.3 times greater than the general population.

Leaders of Fort Peck Tribes vote to banish school superintendent
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Leaders of Fort Peck Tribes vote to banish school superintendent (May 1, 2015)
Council members said the local official has not been responsive to the needs of the community.

Bureau of Reclamation seeks $20.3M for tribal water projects
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Bureau of Reclamation seeks $20.3M for tribal water projects (March 31, 2015)
The funding requests benefit the Fort Peck Tribes and the Chippewa Cree Tribe, both in Montana, and tribes in South Dakota.

Fort Peck Tribes moving forward with troubled housing project
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Fort Peck Tribes moving forward with troubled housing project (March 19, 2015)
Actor Brad Pitt promised 20 houses through his Make It Right foundation.

Four family members sentenced for theft from reservation town
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Four family members sentenced for theft from reservation town (March 16, 2015)
The town manager forged checks to herself and her family, stealing more than $132,000 in the process.

Tribes in Montana still looking at jurisdiction provisions in VAWA
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Tribes in Montana still looking at jurisdiction provisions in VAWA (March 13, 2015)
The Crow Tribe and the Chippewa Cree Tribe aren't ready but the Fort Peck Tribes are among the first in the nation to exercise authority over non-Indians.

Fort Peck Tribes ready to exercise VAWA power over non-Indians
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Fort Peck Tribes ready to exercise VAWA power over non-Indians (March 12, 2015)
The tribe made changes to its laws and court procedures to ensure compliance with the landmark federal law.

Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians
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Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians (March 10, 2015)
The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to prosecute non-Indians.

Fort Peck Tribes moving towards full legalization of marijuana
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Fort Peck Tribes moving towards full legalization of marijuana (January 27, 2015)
The issue could be put to voters before the end of the year, a tribal council member said.

Fort Peck Tribes approve use of marijuana for medicinal purposes
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Fort Peck Tribes approve use of marijuana for medicinal purposes (January 19, 2015)
The council set a deadline of June 1 to draft new laws to regulate the drug.

Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes
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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?

Family members plead guilty to thefts from reservation town
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Family members plead guilty to thefts from reservation town (November 25, 2014)
More than $132,000 was stolen from the town of Brockton on the Fort Peck Reservation.

Fort Peck Tribes receive another herd of Yellowstone bison
Environment
Fort Peck Tribes receive another herd of Yellowstone bison (November 13, 2014)
About 100 bison were finally transferred after a near-decade long wait.

Few speakers of Native languages on Fort Peck Reservation
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Few speakers of Native languages on Fort Peck Reservation (November 10, 2014)
A 2012 survey found just 25 speakers of Assiniboine and 35 speakers of Sioux.

Montana to transfer bison from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes
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Montana to transfer bison from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes (October 17, 2014)
Officials said they were confident of the tribe's ability to host and protect the herd.

Mary Pember: Mental health system fails young Indian woman
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Mary Pember: Mental health system fails young Indian woman (October 15, 2014)
The struggles of Amelia Kay Looking Sabinsky, a member of the Fort Peck Tribes who died on August 19 at the age of 36.

Six people indicted as Guardians Project continues in Montana
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Six people indicted as Guardians Project continues in Montana (September 24, 2014)
A husband and wife at Rocky Boy's, along with a husband and wife and their two children from Fort Peck, are the latest to be snared by federal prosecutors.

Fort Belknap Tribe detained state game warden for trespassing
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Fort Belknap Tribe detained state game warden for trespassing (September 16, 2014)
The tribal council passed a resolution that bars fish and game officers from crossing the reservation without consent.

Energy boom linked to rise in human trafficking in Indian Country
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Energy boom linked to rise in human trafficking in Indian Country (August 29, 2014)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) held a listening session on Thursday to discuss human trafficking in Indian Country.

DOJ awards grants to address violence in Bakken energy region
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DOJ awards grants to address violence in Bakken energy region (August 27, 2014)
Two tribes and one Native organization were among the seven grantees in Montana and North Dakota.

Sen. Jon Tester to hold session on trafficking in Indian Country
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Sen. Jon Tester to hold session on trafficking in Indian Country (August 26, 2014)
The public is invited to the session, which takes place at the Fort Peck Community College in Montana.

Judge dismisses case against Fort Peck Tribes housing official
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Judge dismisses case against Fort Peck Tribes housing official (August 18, 2014)
Prosecutors dropped a sexual assault case against Darren Jon Longhair, 24.

Tribal corruption cases put Montana on top of prosecution list
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Tribal corruption cases put Montana on top of prosecution list (July 14, 2014)
This year's high profile cases come from the Blackfeet Nation and the Chippewa Cree Tribe.

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