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Articles with the Tag: CSKT

Grant provides funding for CSKT member workforce training, support

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the office of U.S. Senator Steve Daines U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $156,202 in funding for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe to implement CSKT’s Pilot Project Implementation Plan and Pilot Training Initiative, which ...

Lake County questions dam’s tax status

POLSON – Lake County filed court documents in late August asking the Montana Department of Revenue to tax the Selis Ksanka Qlispe Dam. The county states the loss of revenue from the dam affects taxpayers of Lake County and results in a significant reduction of services from many entities including f...

Water rights process moves forward Water rights process moves forward

ST. IGNATIUS – The water rights adjudication process affecting the Flathead Indian Reservation reached another level in the past few weeks. At the Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Tuesday, irrigators reported receiving letters in the mail concerning water rights claims from the Montana Dep...

Tribal Health set to enroll recipients for Medicaid

News from CSKT Tribal Health ST. IGNATIUS — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health is now set to make Medicaid eligibility determinations, and perform functions related to the eligibility process, in an effort to enroll individuals applying for Medicaid in a more timely and convenient pr...

Local tribe joins pipeline opposition Local tribe joins pipeline opposition

NORTH DAKOTA — In opposition to the construction of an oil pipeline, tribes across the United States are banding together, including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. CSKT signed a resolution on Aug. 16 expressing their opposition to the construction and operation of the proposed Dakota A...

Local hospitals team up to help sexual assault victims Local hospitals team up to help sexual assault victims

News from DeeAnn Richardson, SAFE Harbor Executive Director Rape survivors, whether in Ronan, Polson or a larger city like Seattle encounter significant difficulties seeking post-assault healthcare and medical forensic evidence collection. Numerous studies have found that less than half of survivors ...

Judge rules on legislature’s vote regarding water compact

LAKE COUNTY – District Judge James Manley ruled the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Montana Water Compact to be unconstitutional concerning a certain section regarding immunity. The Flathead Joint Board of Control brought the lawsuit against the State of Montana. “We value our const...

eating healthy eating healthy

ARLEE — “Healing the Jocko Valley” food sovereignty project is working to spread the message “food is sacred, and it’s medicine” to area youth and adults. Tribal Council Representative Shelly Fyant has been engaging with the community, giving lessons in healthy eating and ...

Fire burns over Ravalli Hill Fire burns over Ravalli Hill

ST. IGNATIUS – Fire burned hot through the brush on Ravalli Hill starting along U.S. Highway 93 on Thursday, June 30, at about 6 p.m. “The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” CSKT Fire Prevention Specialist C.T. Camel said from the scene in a phone interview. Flames grew ...

Water compact needs more negotiation

The CSKT-Montana Water Compact flowed into the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing as Senate Bill 3013 on Thursday, June 29, in Washington, D.C. and hit a slight hurdle. The Department of Interior recognized the support for resolving Indian Water Rights claims in Montana but they could not support the...

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