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Briefs for April 25, 2018

Fort Connah holds Spring Open House Rendezvous

ST. IGNATIUS — At noon on Saturday, May 5, Fort Connah will hold an opening ceremony followed by a history presentation about Fort Connah at 12:30 p.m. Authors Bob Bigart and Joe McDonald will sign books about Duncan McDonald’s life  and other local history books from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. 

The Spring Open House will take place on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, and be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be rides from the parking lot to the trading post, meals and bake sales available, and children’s activities. Preston Miller will offer free appraisals of trade goods and treasures.

Current FCRS members may work as vendors and camp for free.

Call 406-745-4336 for general information, and information about trade/vendor set ups and demonstrators.

 

Save the date, explore cost of mass incarceration

PABLO — “The American Justice: Criminal Justice and the Era of Mass Incarceration” – a panel led by Missoula attorney Jacob Coolidge, will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at SKC’s auditorium,  58138 Highway 93. Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition and Humanities Montana invite you to explore the human and financial costs of mass incarceration in our community – as Jacob Coolidge leads a discussion panel, including representatives from Tribal Defenders and Montana Innocence Project.

The United States is home to 5 percent of the global population, yet incarcerates 25 percent of the world’s prisoners – giving us the highest incarceration rate in the world. Jail overcrowding is commonplace across Montana. In most counties, as many as 80 percent of the inmates have not even been convicted of a crime. With more than 90 percent of criminal cases ending in a plea bargain or without a criminal trial, the human and financial impact of pre-trial detainment in county jails cannot be overstated.

We have applied for CLE, SKC and OPI renewal credits – but this presentation is also for the general public.

Join us – and bring your questions about this issue, which is so critically important to our community.

Call 406-745-3001 or email: 57pogeno@gmail.com for more information.

 

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