Montana’s Indian Country is in the midst of an epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people, mostly women and girls.
I have been to Crow Fair many times, but not on foot, wearing cowboy boots. It is a long stretch and after a while, all the camps look alike.
From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.
To me, a great blessing is an old cowboy, Tom Ford, now 91 and blind.
The Mountain Crow Relay Team from Montana has returned to the circuit in a big way.
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.
Montana Democrats got a political reality check at their rules convention.
Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
June 25, 2019, marked the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, aka Custer’s Last Stand or the Fight at the Greasy Grass, depending upon who is describing it.
Legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe has cleared both chambers of Congress but there's still more work to be done.
Federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been included in a 'must pass' bill.
L. Jace Killsback, a former president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges.
The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
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.
On June 25, 1876, a large contingent of Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, a few Arapaho, Mandan-Hidatsa, Arikara and one sole Southern Ute were hunting on the Little Big Horn in Montana.
Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.
Montana's Republican Secretary of State is disputing the validity of a veto issued by the Democratic governor. Both officials are seeking higher office.
American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.
For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
'The monument was part of a larger effort to rewrite the history books,' said lawmaker Shane Morigeau, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
This week was the first anniversary since Ms. Reilly went on to the last camp. She was thirteen in dog years.
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.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
'We did it,' Western Native Voice said after a bill to extend Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final hurdle.
Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?
A high-stakes bill renewing Montana’s expanded Medicaid program sputtered forward in the state Senate Monday, picking up the single vote it needed.
Conservative politicians in Montana are vowing to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by an Indian lawmaker.
Jason McNees benefited from services provided by the Helena Indian Alliance. Now he's helping others.
Trisheena Kills Pretty Enemy still remembers the ambulances parked in front of her house, the long trips to Denver for treatment and the doctor's announcement on Christmas Eve.
Salish artist Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith's work is centered by her strong traditional beliefs and political activism.
An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
A citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has won a prestigious national award for his work engaging his fellow students in dialogue and inspiring social change.
Montana State University will launch the American Indian Hall building project this month.
Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.
The 44th annual American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will be held March 29-30.
The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.
Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.
Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.
Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
As promised, I am going to start writing more positive stories about the Northern Cheyenne.
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.
Montana's Congressional delegation is once again seeking federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, whose status has been in limbo for more than a century.
Native issues are front and center in the Montana Legislature thanks to the record number of tribal citizens in office.