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Articles with the Tag: CSKT

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...

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...

Montana Water Protection Act is a bad bill

Senators Daines and Tester are co-sponsoring draft legislation in the US Senate entitled the “Montana Water Rights Protection Act” ostensibly to approve the Flathead Irrigation Water Compact Agreement approved by the Montana Legislature. However, the bill goes far beyond this agreement.  ...

Water compact protects water rights of all Montanans

Let me begin with Al’s favorite claim – that the MWRPA would take water rights away from 350,000 Western Montanans.  This is completely false.  The MWRPA protects the water rights of all Montanans. It requires the CSKT to permanently relinquish 97 percent of all water rights claim...

Fyant elected chair to Tribal Council

News from CSKT PABLO – Shelly Fyant, of the Arlee District, was elected the new Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council Chair on Friday. The previous chairman was Ronald Trahan, who did not seek re-election for council. On Friday, five members of the council were sworn in, including ...


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