Indian Child Welfare Act grants awarded for off-reservation programs (November 30, 2023)The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced nearly $2 million in grants to support the Indian Child Welfare Act in off-reservation communities across the nation.
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.
Native America Calling: Native in the Spotlight with Tescha Hawley (November 27, 2023)Tescha Hawley’s breast cancer diagnosis started both a harrowing personal journey to fight the disease and the inspiring effort to help others facing similar health obstacles.
Native America Calling: Tribes join the fight against fatal deer disease (November 16, 2023)Tribes are working to reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disorder that affects deer, elk, and other big game animals.
Native America Calling: Tribes resolve land dispute 150 years in the making (November 6, 2023)“This victory is long overdue,” lead plaintiff Leslie Wilkie Peltier (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) said of a $59 million trust settlement with the United States.
MSU News: Event celebrates Native American Heritage Month (October 31, 2023)Montana State University will host an Indigenous storytelling event focused on the role horse painting has historically played for tribes.
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.
Coalition of Large Tribes hosts MMIP training session (October 16, 2023)The Coalition of Large Tribes is hosting a training session to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people.
Few states make the grade when it comes to tribal inclusion in voting maps (October 12, 2023)Tribes must be included “from the very beginning” of the redistricting process in order to ensure American Indian and Alaska Native voices are heard at the polls.
DVIDS: Tribes reclaim children lost at Carlisle Indian boarding school (October 11, 2023)The U.S. Army finalized its sixth disinterment project, returning four Native children to their families.
Native America Calling: Native climate warriors turn to the courts (October 10, 2023)Young climate activists are zeroing in on environmental protections built into a handful of state constitutions as the basis for lawsuits to combat climate change.
Native America Calling: The scope of the massive Arizona Medicaid scam expands (September 22, 2023)Join Native America Calling to find out the latest on the efforts to help the Native people harmed by a massive Medicaid scam in Arizona.
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.
Native America Calling: The lack of reservation law enforcement (July 31, 2023)The Fort Belknap Indian Community is the latest tribe to sue the federal government over inadequate law enforcement.
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.
Native America Calling: Do stereotypes influence policy? (January 19, 2023)Native America Calling looks at the continuing verbal, legal, and legislative affronts to tribal sovereignty based on outdated, stereotypical and uninformed perspectives.
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.
Native America Calling: Protections and threats for LGBTQ2 Native Americans (December 12, 2022)Native America Calling checks in with Native experts about both progress and setbacks when it comes to public acceptance.
Defense spending bill again a topic of hot interest in Indian Country (December 6, 2022)All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.
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.
Kaiser Health News: Blackfeet Nation joins lawsuit to protect COVID-19 mandates (November 29, 2022)A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.
MSU News: Grant helps tribes address transportation needs (November 29, 2022)The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University will provide transportation outreach and technical assistance to 29 tribes across five states.
Native America Calling: Native in the Spotlight (November 29, 2022)The architectural design career of Major Robinson has a lot of diverse breadth. Learn more on Native America Calling.
Tribal youth get a taste of food sovereignty at White House gathering (November 15, 2022)Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
Native America Calling: Media literacy: the election version (October 25, 2022)As the midterm election nears, information is moving at light speed and so much of it is exaggerated, misleading, and even false.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities (October 5, 2022)The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
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.
Native America Calling: Slow progress for repatriation (August 24, 2022)NAGPRA has been on the books for 30 years but it’s been slow work to return ancestors and cultural property into the care of tribes.
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.
Indian gaming revenues hit record $39 billion despite COVID-19 (August 10, 2022)The tribal casino industry has rebounded dramatically despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues reaching a record high.
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