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Healthcare enrollment assistance offered

POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center will host a health insurance enrollment fair through Montana’s Health Insurance Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the hospital lobby from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Although open enrollment began Saturday, Nov. 15, and runs through Feb. 15, 2015, those w...

Kenning named EPA’s 2015 Tribal ecoambassador Kenning named EPA’s 2015 Tribal ecoambassador

PABLO — The camas plant and Salish Kootenai College forestry professor Robert Kenning’s work with camas restoration on the Flathead Reservation garnered Kenning an award. He was named one of four U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 Tribal ecoambassadors. The ecoambassadors are tr...

Little decided at negotiating session Little decided at negotiating session

MISSOULA – Tribal officials said they will have to mull over changes proposed Oct. 27 by the State of Montana to a draft version of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact.  The tribal negotiating team’s initial reaction to the document was that state and tribal officials weren...

Tribes seek input on substance abuse Tribes seek input on substance abuse

ARLEE – Meeting coordinator Gary Neumann explained to a crowd of people in the Arlee Community Center that the tribes want community input into the substance abuse problem on the reservation. They plan to use the information to help create an action plan to curb the problem.  The Confederated S...

Pablo Elementary students celebrate Wilderness Act Pablo Elementary students celebrate Wilderness Act

RONAN – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act, approximately 40 second-grade students from Pablo Elementary School hiked on Sept. 3 to the edge of the Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness to learn how to safely appreciate and enjoy the great outdoors.  The hike to ...

Comment period for annual funding agreement extended

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the public comment period for 14 days on the draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed Annual Funding Agreement that would allow the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage an...

Water compact negotiations reopen

MISSOULA – The Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission brought several narrowly tailored suggestions about how to protect the rights of Flathead Indian Irrigation Project irrigators to a water compact negotiation session between the state, federal and Confederated Salish and Kootenai governmen...

Tribes are in ‘age of cooperation’ Tribes are in ‘age of cooperation’

POLSON — Rob McDonald, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal communications director, spoke on the State of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes at the Sept. 3 Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  “Relations between the tribes and the larger community are the best they’ve ...

Local tribal elder recalls life milestones Local tribal elder recalls life milestones

It’s a typical family portrait; the child in the photo looks like he’d rather be eating spinach than getting his photo taken.  Francis Stanger was about 11 when the photo was taken with his “grandpa” Bill Finley — who was really a great uncle — Marcelline Finley As...

Female grizzly, cubs returned to Reservation

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife  and Parks FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION —On Friday, Aug. 22, a 6-year old female grizzly bear and her two cubs of the year were captured in the Kalispell area, north of Highway 35 along the Flathead River. The family group was captured earlier this year on the...


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