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MSU News: Chippewa Cree student bridges worlds with hand drum
Education | National

MSU News: Chippewa Cree student bridges worlds with hand drum (March 30, 2018)

One Montana State University student has bridged the distance between two different worlds with his voice.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote
Law | National | Politics

Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote (February 22, 2018)

L. Jace Killsback has returned to office as president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amid political and legal drama.

Most 'isolated' towns are near reservations in Montana and Nevada
National

Most 'isolated' towns are near reservations in Montana and Nevada (February 21, 2018)

Four of the 10 most 'isolated' towns in the United States are on or near reservations in Montana and Nevada, according to The Washington Post's Wonkblog.

Woman from Blackfeet Nation still missing after eight months
Law | National

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
Environment

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.

Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations
Opinion | Technology

Jason Small: The digital divide grows day by day on our reservations (January 23, 2018)

Closing the digital divide is one of the most important challenges facing Indian Country today.

Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket
Environment | Law | National

Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket (January 16, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.

Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation
Law | National | Politics

Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation (December 8, 2017)

A federal jury returned a guilty verdict for the brutal murder of RoyLynn Rides Horse on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument
Environment | National | Politics

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.

FBI offers reward in case of man from Crow Tribe who went missing four years ago
National

FBI offers reward in case of man from Crow Tribe who went missing four years ago (November 20, 2017)

Robert Garrett Stewart, Jr., a citizen of the Crow Tribe, went missing in October 2013. His family thinks about him every day.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge
Law | National | Politics

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge (November 9, 2017)

In a near unanimous decision, the Montana Supreme Court has upheld the legality of water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president
Politics

Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president (November 1, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe plans to elect a new president after the council ousted Jace Killsback from his post.

President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe remains in office after disputed removal
Politics

President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe remains in office after disputed removal (October 13, 2017)

The relatively new leader of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has been ousted by the council but he is refusing to leave office.

Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility
Environment | National

Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility (October 6, 2017)

The Crow Tribe is dealing with another crisis after vandals caused significant damage to a key water system on the reservation in Montana.

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team (October 4, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is facing a second investigation connected to his trip on a private plane that cost taxpayers more than $12,000.

Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts
National

Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts (October 3, 2017)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars in federal spending and the Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't appear to be helping matters.

Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up
National | Politics

Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up (October 3, 2017)

The Crow Tribe appears to be headed toward a major crisis as it slowly runs out of funding.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting
National

Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting (October 3, 2017)

Two citizens of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are being hailed as warriors for helping the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K (September 29, 2017)

Controversy over the Trump administration's travel practices is growing, with Secretary Ryan Zinke's unusual trip from Nevada to his home in Montana coming under scrutiny.

President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument
Environment | Law | National

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.

Fort Belknap Tribes return control of detention center to Bureau of Indian Affairs
Law

Fort Belknap Tribes return control of detention center to Bureau of Indian Affairs (September 26, 2017)

The Fort Belknap Indian Community can't afford to keep its detention center up and running so the Bureau of Indian Affairs has taken over.

Blackfeet Nation reaches deal to acquire assets of troubled town on reservation
Law

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.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Environment | National

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
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National

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
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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.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range
Environment | National | Politics

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range (August 28, 2017)

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.

Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job
Politics

Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job (August 28, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior sold his motor home to a fellow Montana Republican who is seeking a job with the Trump administration.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
National

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)

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.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case
Law

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case (August 22, 2017)

A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project
Environment | National | Politics

Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project (August 21, 2017)

The Crow Tribe is hoping the Trump administration lives up to promises to revive the slumping coal industry.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
Environment | Health | National | Politics

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)

A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision
Law | National | Politics

Crow Tribe votes on potential changes to constitution despite court decision (August 16, 2017)

A power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of the Crow Tribe is playing out in the judicial system on the reservation.

Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

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.

Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison  for murder and assault on Crow Reservation
Law

Non-Indian man sentenced to life in prison for murder and assault on Crow Reservation (August 10, 2017)

A non-Indian man was sentenced to life in federal prison for a double homicide and assault on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide
Law | National

Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide (August 10, 2017)

Two citizens of the Crow Tribe were laid to rest in Montana as federal authorities continue to investigate a triple homicide.

Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground
Law | National

Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground (August 9, 2017)

Leaders of the Crow Tribe continue to look for ways to address violent crime after a shooting left three citizens dead and two others injured.

Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow
Health | National | Politics

Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow (August 8, 2017)

A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

Crow Tribe seeks to improve public safety after shooting deaths of three citizens
Law | National

Crow Tribe seeks to improve public safety after shooting deaths of three citizens (August 8, 2017)

Federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that left three citizens of the Crow Tribe dead and two others injured.

Crow Tribe blames drugs and gangs for fatal shooting on reservation in Montana
Law | National

Crow Tribe blames drugs and gangs for fatal shooting on reservation in Montana (August 7, 2017)

The leader of the Crow Tribe is blaming drugs and gangs for a shooting that left three people dead and two others injured.

Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year
Canada | Environment | National | Politics

Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year (August 3, 2017)

President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken credit for reviving the Keystone XL Pipeline yet the project is far from a certainty.

Court upholds conviction in Northern Cheyenne domestic violence case
Law

Court upholds conviction in Northern Cheyenne domestic violence case (August 1, 2017)

A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was convicted of assaulting his common-law wife has lost an attempt to silence his victim.

Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court
Environment | Law | National | Politics

Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court (August 1, 2017)

The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics

Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program (July 31, 2017)

With just $540 million left to spend, the Trump administration is changing course when it comes to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children
Law | National

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
Health | National

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.

Gyasi Ross: Wealthy white man perpetuates poverty porn in Indian Country
Opinion

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
Canada | Sports

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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana
Law | National

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana (July 12, 2017)

A non-Indian woman who contested the jurisdiction of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has lost another lawsuit.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears
Environment | Law | National | Politics

Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears (June 30, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools
Education | National

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.

Blackfeet Nation voters reject changes to decades-old constitution
National | Politics

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.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes
Environment | National | Politics

Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes (June 27, 2017)

Jobs are few and poverty is plenty but the Northern Cheyenne Tribe doesn't think coal development is the answer.

Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent
Law | National

Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent (June 27, 2017)

A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.

States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
Environment | National | Politics

States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)

The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections
Environment | National | Politics

Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections (June 22, 2017)

Just hours after promising to consult tribes before making any decisions that affect their interests, the new leader of the Department of the Interior heralded the removal of protections for grizzly bears.

Montana tribes get new member of Congress who pleaded guilty to assault
Politics

Montana tribes get new member of Congress who pleaded guilty to assault (June 22, 2017)

The state of Montana has a new representative in the halls of Congress though he didn't garner much support in Indian Country.