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The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Blackfeet Nation leaders, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, have decided to keep the eastern entrances to Glacier National Park closed for the rest of the tourism season.
Response rates to the 2020 Census are lagging in Indian Country, raising alarms about an accurate count in tribal and rural communities.
A federal judge vacated 287 oil and gas leases in Montana, ruling that the Bureau of Land Management did not properly assess the leases’ threat to groundwater and impacts on climate change.
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.
Glacier National Park will temporarily close in coordination with the state of Montana, local counties and the Blackfeet Nation.
Officials want Yellowstone National Park closed in response to concern that tourists may contribute to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the neighboring counties in Montana.
Democrat Steve Bullock is challenging Steve Daines for his seat in the U.S. Senate, giving the incumbent Republican a daunting opponent in 2020.
According to an analysis by multistate marijuana provider Verilife, the place with the largest number of dispensaries in the country per 50,000 residents is in Montana.
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
In a proposed budget released by President Donald Trump, the National Park Service would lose nearly $600 million in funding.
As agricultural commodity prices suffer in President Donald Trump’s multi-fronted trade war, Montana farmers have received at least $114 million in payments in 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.
Grizzly bear management remains a political, environmental and social minefield in Montana.
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.
A lawsuit in federal court challenges the proposed expansion of the Rosebud Coal Mine in Montana.
Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.
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.
Two tribal representatives pulled out of a new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in Montana due to the state's defense of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The Trump administration is being pressed to remove protections for the grizzly bear, an animal held sacred by numerous tribes.
What wilderness advocates and members of the Crow Tribe called a 'nightmare' scenario in Montana’s Crazy Mountains appears to be coming true, and sooner than they thought.
Montana’s Indian Country is in the midst of an epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people, mostly women and girls.
Montana Democrats got a political reality check at their rules convention.
The fight against the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is far from over despite a recent setback in the courts.
A bill that changes the definition of 'wild bison' could hurt tribal treaty rights, Montana's governor says.
The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large.
Montana's Republican Secretary of State is disputing the validity of a veto issued by the Democratic governor. Both officials are seeking higher office.
Steve Bullock has a lot of ground to make up if he’s going to close the gap between himself and the other 22 Democrats vying for the party’s nomination.
'We did it,' Western Native Voice said after a bill to extend Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final hurdle.
A high-stakes bill renewing Montana’s expanded Medicaid program sputtered forward in the state Senate Monday, picking up the single vote it needed.
Jason McNees benefited from services provided by the Helena Indian Alliance. Now he's helping others.
A bill requires the Montana State-Tribal Relations Committee to conduct an interim study on barriers to voting by Native Americans.
Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Bills will recognize indigenous people, both living and lost, are being heard at the Montana Legislature.
News of the federal judge's decision spread quickly across social media in Indian Country.
Federal and state authorities are coordinating in anticipation of protests against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Environmental groups, tribes and individuals sued the federal government seeking to block the hunt, which was slated to take part in areas around Yellowstone National Park.