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Montana Free Press: County withdraws from tribal law enforcement agreement (November 28, 2023)A Montana county is pulling out of a decades-old agreement after saying it can no longer afford the costs of law enforcement on the Flathead Reservation.
Montana Free Press: ICT debuts Native news bureau in Montana (October 17, 2023)The nonprofit ICT opened a news bureau in Montana in 2023 to focus on Native issues.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation protects sacred area from drilling (September 14, 2023)A settlement agreement with the Blackfeet Nation marks the end of a 40-year energy development fight in a sacred area of Montana.
Montana Free Press: Bill for Indigenous People’s Day gains support (February 13, 2023)“I want a day that acknowledges the rich cultural heritage of all Indigenous people in our state,” said Montana Sen. Shane Morigeau, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Montana Free Press: Nez Perce citizen shot during tribal treaty hunt (January 23, 2023)A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
Montana Free Press: Republican complains of ‘handouts’ to Native voters (January 2, 2023)A Republican aide with political aspirations questioned whether members of tribes living on reservations should be able to vote in state elections.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation continues fight to protect sacred lands (December 12, 2022)An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
Montana Free Press: Land swap in Crazy Mountains finally unveiled (November 29, 2022)A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
Montana Free Press: Native voters win ruling blocking new election laws (October 3, 2022)Tribal nations and Native voters are part of a coalition that went to court to block three election laws.
Montana Free Press: Native voters battle ballot restrictions in court (August 16, 2022)A Native voting rights lawsuit led by Western Native Voice and four tribal governments is underway in Montana.
Montana Free Press: Film explores ‘Lost Bird’ who found her way home (August 4, 2022)A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
Montana Free Press: Tribes hit with marijuana grow limits (June 30, 2022)Tribes that want to start cultivating cannabis in Montana already face restrictions imposed by a state agency.
Montana Free Press: Western Native Voice takes up voting rights (February 17, 2022)Digital kiosks and legal arguments are one Native nonprofit’s answer to Montana’s new election laws.
Montana Free Press: Northern Cheyenne Tribe copes with COVID-19 (February 4, 2022)COVID hit public schools in the tribal capital hard, amplifying long-standing staffing shortages, disrupting routines, and giving administrators, teachers and students new lessons in resilience.
Montana Free Press: Tribes missing from state’s discussion on trafficking (January 21, 2022)Tribal representatives weren’t at the table when top state officials discussed how to improve handling of human trafficking cases.
Montana Free Press: Supreme Court takes up COVID-19 vaccine mandates (January 12, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court heard nearly four hours of oral arguments over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
Montana Free Press: Another federal judge blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate (December 13, 2021)The court order temporarily bars a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal workers in Montana and nationwide.
Montana Free Press: Tribes and tribal elders sue to stop mining (November 19, 2021)The Fort Belknap Indian Community, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Ksanka Elders Advisory Committee are fighting two silver and copper mines.
Montana Free Press: Montana passes grim milestone in COVID-19 pandemic (September 30, 2021)“We serve a lot of families on the Crow Reservation, and last year they were hit harder than anybody,” said a funeral home owner.
Montana Free Press: COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Montana (September 29, 2021)The latest wave of COVID-19 cases, coupled with a shortage of health care workers, has stretched Montana’s emergency care system increasingly thin.
Montana Free Press: Death of Native man prompts calls for justice (August 31, 2021)About a hundred people gathered to grieve the loss of Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation who died in an encounter with police.
Montana Free Press: Indian lawmakers focus on big issues (May 21, 2021)Voting access, Indigenous languages and bison management were the big-ticket items for the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.
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