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Trump signs water rights bill into law, not everyone celebrates

After the Montana Water Rights Protection Act went to President Donald Trump’s desk on Sunday, Dec. 27, and was signed into law many celebrated, including state and tribal leaders, but not everyone joined the festivities.   Mission Irrigation District Commissioner Tim Orr was one of those not c...

Montana leaders praise Montana Water Rights Protection Act being signed into law

News from Senator Steve Daines  MONTANA — U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester celebrated their bipartisan bill, the “Montana Water Rights Protection Act,” being signed into law by President Trump on Sunday, Dec. 27.  Several Montana leaders issued statements in suppo...

Law makers settle water rights issues Law makers settle water rights issues

After years of negotiation, water rights issues on the Flathead Reservation flowed to the top level as the Montana Water Rights Protection Act passed with bipartisan effort in the United States Senate on Monday, Dec. 21. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Chairwoman Shelly R. Fyant called the event h...

Missing persons investigation partners deserve thanks

News from CSKT PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have completed a successful week of finalizing a Tribal Community Response Plan with a number of partner agencies. The plan contains protocols for responding to missing persons cases arising from the Flathead Indian Reservation.&nb...

Mother asks for closure two years after son’s death Mother asks for closure two years after son’s death

PABLO — Two years after Aiden Finley, 20, of Pablo, was killed along U.S. Highway 93, near mile marker 53 in Pablo, his mother stood in the spot where he was found and pleaded for justice. “We still don’t know what happened to him,” Tricia Finley said. “We need answers. Someo...

Television series uses CSKT imagery without consent

On the same week members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes were meeting with the U.S. Department of Justice and other law-enforcement agencies to hammer out protocols to address missing people on the reservation, the ABC series, “Big Sky” – a drama about missing women in Montan...

Program improves law enforcement response in Native communities

News from the Office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — A pilot program launched by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation is developing a collaborative community response plan to quickly address emergent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons cases in Indian ...

CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Chelsea Kleinmeyer, Community Health Division Director for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health, responded to a few questions about the coronavirus pandemic.   VJ: What’s the current tally of COVID-19 cases among tribal members? And what do those numbers t...

Final fall Mack Days results reported Final fall Mack Days results reported

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2020 Fall Mack Days Fishing event ended Nov. 15 with a total of 14,821 lake trout entries turned in by 138 anglers.   The 10-week long event was the longest Mack Days event ever.  The 2020 fall total entries were not the best or the worst of...

People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway People’s Center to reopen gift shop, cleanup underway

PABLO — After fire engulfed the The People’s Center on Sept. 6, museum officials wiped away tears and began the work of rebuilding to save precious artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people.  “Our goal has been to pick up the pieces and move forward,” s...


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