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Articles with the Tag: CSKT

Spring Mack Days starts March 20 Spring Mack Days starts March 20

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Fisheries Program FLATHEAD LAKE – Spring Mack Days starts on March 20 through May 17 with 51 fishing days and up to $225,000 in cash and prizes.  Because the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are very concerned about aquatic invas...

Refuge conveyance sparks concern about public land transfers and a disclaimer

MONTANA – A proposal by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern and outright opposition in Montana. The provision, included in a broader bill settling the historic water rights claims of t...

Conservation funds help local parks

POLSON – With the impeachment proceedings concluded, Senate lawmakers look to press forward with the business of the country.  One such piece of business currently under consideration in the Senate is legislation that would permanently authorize and completely fund the Land and Water Conservati...

Lozar takes position at national research center Lozar takes position at national research center

News from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis  MINNEAPOLIS – The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has named Casey Winn Lozar as a vice president and director of its Center for Indian Country Development, a research center focused on economic development and prosperity of Native Nations a...

Lake County fighting for existence

I am respectfully writing this letter in response to Chairwoman Fyant’s message in the Char-Koosta News article January 29, 2020. There have been few Lake County Commissioners that have more respect for or been more supportive of the CSKT people than I. The disagreements over our varying interpretat...

Montana sovereignty threatened

Editor, The Montana Water Rights Protection Act was recently introduced to the U.S. Senate as an “amendment” and “fix” to the flawed 2015 Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Water Compact.  Senator Dr. Al Olszewski, of Kalispell, who is running for Montana State ...

Damage claim report should be shared with Lake County

In anticipation of a Settlement Act that would implement the Montana Water Rights Compact, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began doing their homework several years ago to come up with a settlement dollar amount that would satisfy the damage claims inflicted on the Flathead Reservation by the Flat...

Daines-Tester bill deserves support

Editor,  The Jan. 22 Valley Journal included a story entitled “Olszewski and Republican cohort ask Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill.” The bill in question was introduced in December by senators Daines and Tester to “finalize a long-negotiated water compact between Montana, the f...

Olszewski and Republican cohort ask Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill Olszewski and Republican cohort ask Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill

MONTANA — State Sen. Al Olszewski and four other elected Republicans on Wednesday urged U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to withdraw federal legislation that would finalize a long-negotiated water compact between Montana, the federal government, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Speaking at a p...

Olszewski and Republican cohort ask Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill

MONTANA — State Sen. Al Olszewski and four other elected Republicans on Wednesday urged U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to withdraw federal legislation that would finalize a long-negotiated water compact between Montana, the federal government, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Speaking at a p...


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