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KXL oil spill in North Dakota
KXL oil spill in North Dakota (November 12, 2019)

As tribal representatives took part in Keystone XL expansion hearings in South Dakota, the original pipeline erupted in neighboring North Dakota.


Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position
Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position (November 7, 2019)

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.


MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships
MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships (October 29, 2019)

Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a 'true equitable partnership' during every step of research that involves Native entities.


Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain
Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain (October 28, 2019)

A company owned by the Navajo Nation is now the third largest coal producer in the United States


Indian Country loses a good friend
Indian Country loses a good friend (October 28, 2019)

Jack Bailey was a very humble and respectful man, ever highly regarded by the Northern Cheyenne and all who knew him.


IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable
IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable (October 28, 2019)

It took more than 25 years before the hammer of justice came down on pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. His crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.


Tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over AG’s support for Keystone XL
Tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over AG’s support for Keystone XL (October 15, 2019)

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.


UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties
UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties (October 15, 2019)

The University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting two public events focusing on water contamination on one reservation and and a treaty rights case recently decided by the Supreme Court.


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.


MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 and with activities throughout month
MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 and with activities throughout month (October 9, 2019)

Montana State University will commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with a series of educational and cultural events throughout October.


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.


YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women
YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women (October 7, 2019)

'When something happens to an Indigenous person, to a Native person, why isn’t that being heard? We’re just another number.'


Private development in the Crazy Mountains sparks anxiety for wilderness advocates
Private development in the Crazy Mountains sparks anxiety for wilderness advocates (September 30, 2019)

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.


Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit
Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit (September 30, 2019)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community are defending their treaty rights against the Trump administration's push for the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way
Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way (September 20, 2019)

As we dwell upon death, especially the untimely loss of dear friends and loved ones, we must also focus upon life.


Federal judge in Great Falls hears Keystone XL arguments
Federal judge in Great Falls hears Keystone XL arguments (September 16, 2019)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian Community are fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline in court.


Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines
Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines (September 4, 2019)

The Indigenous battles against Keystone XL and Dakota Access have finally emerged as a critical component of the 2020 presidential campaign.


An epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Montana
An epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Montana (September 3, 2019)

Montana’s Indian Country is in the midst of an epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people, mostly women and girls.


Clara Caufield: That time this Cheyenne grandma got lost at Crow Fair
Clara Caufield: That time this Cheyenne grandma got lost at Crow Fair (August 27, 2019)

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.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

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.


Clara Caufield: Who must we cherish? Old friends like an old cowboy
Clara Caufield: Who must we cherish? Old friends like an old cowboy (August 15, 2019)

To me, a great blessing is an old cowboy, Tom Ford, now 91 and blind.


Native Sun News Today: Indian relay team wins top title at rodeo
Native Sun News Today: Indian relay team wins top title at rodeo (July 30, 2019)

The Mountain Crow Relay Team from Montana has returned to the circuit in a big way.


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.


Montana Free Press: Democrat ousted from Congress warns party faithful
Montana Free Press: Democrat ousted from Congress warns party faithful (July 17, 2019)

Montana Democrats got a political reality check at their rules convention.


Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn
Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn (July 10, 2019)

Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.


Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill
Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill (July 8, 2019)

Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.


Clara Caufield: 'We are on Cheyenne time. When the time is right, it will happen'
Clara Caufield: 'We are on Cheyenne time. When the time is right, it will happen' (July 8, 2019)

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.


'A proud day': Little Shell Chippewa Tribe moves closer to federal recognition
'A proud day': Little Shell Chippewa Tribe moves closer to federal recognition (June 27, 2019)

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.


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


'One step closer': Little Shell Chippewa Tribe optimistic on federal recognition
'One step closer': Little Shell Chippewa Tribe optimistic on federal recognition (June 20, 2019)

Federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been included in a 'must pass' bill.


Former leader of Northern Cheyenne Tribe admits to fraud charges
Former leader of Northern Cheyenne Tribe admits to fraud charges (June 18, 2019)

L. Jace Killsback, a former president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges.


Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species
Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species (June 18, 2019)

The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.


Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case
Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (June 18, 2019)

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?


'Not welcome': Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe bars Keystone XL workers from reservation
'Not welcome': Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe bars Keystone XL workers from reservation (June 12, 2019)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case (June 11, 2019)

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.


Montana Free Press: Governor gains early win in dispute over bison bill
Montana Free Press: Governor gains early win in dispute over bison bill (June 10, 2019)

A bill that changes the definition of 'wild bison' could hurt tribal treaty rights, Montana's governor says.


Montana Free Press: Crow Tribe seeks protections for ancestral and sacred lands
Montana Free Press: Crow Tribe seeks protections for ancestral and sacred lands (June 5, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later
Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later (June 4, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty
Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty (June 3, 2019)

Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.


Montana Free Press: Governor defends veto of controversial bison bill
Montana Free Press: Governor defends veto of controversial bison bill (May 31, 2019)

Montana's Republican Secretary of State is disputing the validity of a veto issued by the Democratic governor. Both officials are seeking higher office.


Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case
Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case (May 30, 2019)

American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.


SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case
SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case (May 21, 2019)

For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.


Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation
'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation (May 10, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe is asserting its sovereignty with the passage of a new hemp law.


YES! Magazine: Native lawmakers help bring down Confederate monument in Montana
YES! Magazine: Native lawmakers help bring down Confederate monument in Montana (May 10, 2019)

'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.


Clara Caufield: Remembering my old happy rez guard dog
Clara Caufield: Remembering my old happy rez guard dog (May 3, 2019)

This week was the first anniversary since Ms. Reilly went on to the last camp. She was thirteen in dog years.


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.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


Montana Free Press: Medicaid expansion supported by Indian Country finally passes
Montana Free Press: Medicaid expansion supported by Indian Country finally passes (April 23, 2019)

'We did it,' Western Native Voice said after a bill to extend Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final hurdle.


Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana
Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana (April 17, 2019)

Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?


Montana Free Press: Health care bill backed by Indian lawmakers survives close vote
Montana Free Press: Health care bill backed by Indian lawmakers survives close vote (April 16, 2019)

A high-stakes bill renewing Montana’s expanded Medicaid program sputtered forward in the state Senate Monday, picking up the single vote it needed.


Mark Trahant: Republicans turn on Indian lawmaker in health care debate
Mark Trahant: Republicans turn on Indian lawmaker in health care debate (April 15, 2019)

Conservative politicians in Montana are vowing to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by an Indian lawmaker.


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.


Montana Free Press: Urban Indian provider helped man get back on track
Montana Free Press: Urban Indian provider helped man get back on track (April 8, 2019)

Jason McNees benefited from services provided by the Helena Indian Alliance. Now he's helping others.


MSU News: Native student being honored for community involvement at upcoming powwow
MSU News: Native student being honored for community involvement at upcoming powwow (March 29, 2019)

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.


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.


MSU News: Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith brings art and activism to students
MSU News: Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith brings art and activism to students (March 28, 2019)

Salish artist Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith's work is centered by her strong traditional beliefs and political activism.


Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system
Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system (March 27, 2019)

'These predators will find a way to infiltrate organizations to get positions where they have access to kids,' one advocate said.


'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.