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Gianforte lobbies Interior to delist Northern Continental Divide grizzlies
Gianforte lobbies Interior to delist Northern Continental Divide grizzlies (October 9, 2019)

The Trump administration is being pressed to remove protections for the grizzly bear, an animal held sacred by numerous tribes.


IHS doctor found guilty
IHS doctor found guilty (October 7, 2019)

A federal jury convicted former Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber of all 11 criminal counts for sexually abusing four boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


MSU News: Blackfeet Nation shares in grant to promote food sovereignty
MSU News: Blackfeet Nation shares in grant to promote food sovereignty (July 23, 2019)

A partnership between Montana State University’s Department of Native American Studies and the Blackfeet Nation received a grant valued at $2 million to support sustainable agriculture for the Piikani people.


A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse
A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse (May 1, 2019)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.


Bay Mills Indian Community files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers
Bay Mills Indian Community files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers (April 23, 2019)

The opioid crisis has hit Indian Country hard, with high rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths been seen across the nation.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law
Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law (March 28, 2019)

A little known official at the White House is playing a key role in the future of the Indian Health Service.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse
White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse (March 26, 2019)

A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.


VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse
VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse (March 6, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.


Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input
Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input (February 25, 2019)

Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.


Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service doctor sentenced for abusing boys
Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service doctor sentenced for abusing boys (January 24, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber was sentenced to more than 18 years for abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation. He faces similar charges on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown (January 14, 2019)

When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.


Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service pediatrician awaits sentencing for abuse
Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service pediatrician awaits sentencing for abuse (December 26, 2018)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician has been convicted of abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation.


Native Sun News Today: 'Bad men' treaty provision invoked in abuse cases
Native Sun News Today: 'Bad men' treaty provision invoked in abuse cases (December 18, 2018)

Tribal treaties with 'bad men' provisions are being invoked in abuse and other cases across Indian Country.


'It's open season': Few answers at hearing on missing and murdered
'It's open season': Few answers at hearing on missing and murdered (December 13, 2018)

Federal law enforcement officials have admitted a 'problem' exists in Indian Country -- too many people go missing and are murdered every year.


MSU News: Study focuses on health effects of stress on Blackfeet Nation
MSU News: Study focuses on health effects of stress on Blackfeet Nation (November 16, 2018)

A study that looks at the health effects of stress has been published in the Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education.


Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump
Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump (October 15, 2018)

Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.


Trump administration bans new mining on land near Yellowstone
Trump administration bans new mining on land near Yellowstone (October 11, 2018)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is protecting one area of Montana as the Blackfeet Nation calls on him to protect another.


How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world
How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world (October 8, 2018)

Many Native American communities are working to save cultural insights and revitalize their languages.


Judge restores drilling leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land
Judge restores drilling leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (September 26, 2018)

A decades-long fight to protect sacred Blackfeet Nation land continues in the federal courts.


Rosalyn LaPier: Feeling the power of tribal sacred sites
Rosalyn LaPier: Feeling the power of tribal sacred sites (August 14, 2018)

Historically, Native American tribes have struggled to explain why certain landscapes are sacred for them.


Blackfeet Nation sends warning to drug dealers with banishment decision
Blackfeet Nation sends warning to drug dealers with banishment decision (June 27, 2018)

The Blackfeet Nation is accusing federal prosecutors of failing to take action against drug dealers.


Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families
Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families (June 15, 2018)

Four students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are being returned to their tribal families.


High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms
High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.


Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group
Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group (February 26, 2018)

The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has welcomed a new member from the north.


Woman from Blackfeet Nation still missing after eight months
Woman from Blackfeet Nation still missing after eight months (February 6, 2018)

A $10,000 reward is being offered in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old Ashley Loring.


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.


Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument
Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument (December 7, 2017)

President Donald Trump is being urged to consider a national monument on ancestral Blackfeet Nation land in Montana.


President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument
President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument (September 27, 2017)

Even as he suggests reducing the boundaries of one national monument held sacred by tribes, Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging stronger protections for lands in his home state of Montana.


Blackfeet Nation reaches deal to acquire assets of troubled town on reservation
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Blackfeet Nation reaches deal to acquire assets of troubled town on reservation (September 20, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation has settled a long-running dispute with a troubled community on the reservation in Montana.


Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)

Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.


Piikani Money Campaign educates Blackfeet Nation citizens about Cobell payouts
Piikani Money Campaign educates Blackfeet Nation citizens about Cobell payouts (September 12, 2017)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations brought more than $156 million to the Blackfeet Nation, with additional offers anticipated as the initiative winds down.


Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.


Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development
Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development (August 29, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is sounding like his Obama administration predecessor when it comes to development on certain federal lands.


Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation
Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation (August 14, 2017)

The late Elouise Cobell was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor for efforts to hold the federal government accountable to hundreds of thousands of tribal citizens.


Gyasi Ross: Wealthy white man perpetuates poverty porn in Indian Country
Gyasi Ross: Wealthy white man perpetuates poverty porn in Indian Country (July 21, 2017)

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, is visiting Native communities. Is that good? Gyasi Ross has more on Indian Country Media Network.


Indian relay team from Blackfeet Nation wins title at Calgary Stampede
Indian relay team from Blackfeet Nation wins title at Calgary Stampede (July 13, 2017)

Carlson Relay defeated three other Indian relay racing teams at the Calgary Stampede event in Alberta, Canada.


Blackfeet Nation voters reject changes to decades-old constitution
Blackfeet Nation voters reject changes to decades-old constitution (June 28, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation's governing structure will be staying the same after voters rejected an overhaul of the tribe's constitution.


YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty
YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty (June 7, 2017)

Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.


Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program
Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program (May 9, 2017)

Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the Trump administration to restore grants that help prepare Indian and low-income students for college.


Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement
Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (April 21, 2017)

The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.


Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact
Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact (April 5, 2017)

The state of Montana and Congress already ratified the deal. Now it's up to tribal voters.


Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama
Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama (March 29, 2017)

The nine students from Browning High School in Montana spent a week in the nation's capital as part of cultural exchange.


Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land
Interior Department cancels final leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (January 10, 2017)

The Badger-Two Medicine Area is now completely protected from oil and gas drilling.


Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (December 15, 2016)

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.


Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod
Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod (December 14, 2016)

The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.


National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.


Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (December 13, 2016)

Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.


Michael Dax: Blackfeet Nation scores victory in sacred land fight
Michael Dax: Blackfeet Nation scores victory in sacred land fight (December 12, 2016)

After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana’s Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.


USDA awards first $10M loan to help consolidate Indian land base
USDA awards first $10M loan to help consolidate Indian land base (December 6, 2016)

The Native American Community Development Corporation Financial Services will act as an intermediary to help individual Indians purchase fractional land interests.


Blackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offers
Blackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offers (November 28, 2016)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations finally comes to the reservation where the late Elouise Cobell launched her landmark trust fund lawsuit.


Editorial: Keep oil and gas drillers away from sacred Blackfeet Nation lands
Editorial: Keep oil and gas drillers away from sacred Blackfeet Nation lands (November 22, 2016)

'With Blackfeet leaders in ceremonial headdress, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell canceled 15 energy exploration leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.'


Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump
Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump (November 18, 2016)

Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation land in Montana and protections for Bears Ears in Utah are at stake.


Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (November 17, 2016)

It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.


Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (November 15, 2016)

Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.


Energy firm still seeking to drill on sacred Blackfeet Nation land
Energy firm still seeking to drill on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (October 5, 2016)

The Obama administration canceled a lease in an area next to the Montana tribe's reservation.


Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal
Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal (September 29, 2016)

A settlement for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation is close to becoming law even though it has never been put to a hearing.


Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (September 15, 2016)

The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.


Investigation by Stephanie Woodard: Theft from Indian landowners
Investigation by Stephanie Woodard: Theft from Indian landowners (September 7, 2016)

It's easy for some developers to exploit Indian landowners due to lack of oversight by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.