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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Boulder 2700 reopened

News from CSKT Division of Fire The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire would like to inform the public that the Boulder 2700 Road is open. DOF officials want to stress to the public that there is fire traffic in the area, and to be cautious when traveling through the fire area. Dri...

Water management board applicants sought

MONTANA — Since the Secretary of Interior signed off on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana Compact Sept. 17, state and tribal governments are moving ahead to establish the Water Management Board, charged with administering water rights on the reservation. County Commissioners in the four c...

County tables irrigation resolution following public meeting County tables irrigation resolution following public meeting

When the Lake County Commissioners held a public meeting last Monday regarding collection of irrigation fees, only one thing was certain: Confusion and controversy continue to muddy matters surrounding the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project.  Commissioners sought public comment on a Resolution of Int...

Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows Evacuation orders lifted, fire containment grows

POLSON — Wildfire crews increased fire containment this past week as they continued to grapple with the destructive Boulder 2700 Fire.  In a Monday morning update, fire officials with the Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team 4 reported that the 2,072 acre fire, burning eight miles ...

CSKT bomb threat under investigation

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Police are still searching for a person suspected of making a bomb threat that ended up closing the CSKT Tribal Complex on Thursday, April 29.  Officers from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, working with the Lake County Sheriff’s Offi...

Tribes urge Congress to make infrastructure investments Tribes urge Congress to make infrastructure investments

News from CSKT  Last Wednesday and Thursday, representatives from 12 different Northwest Tribes spent two days in Mission, OR, discussing a salmon and energy proposal from Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) that could make an unprecedented infrastructure investment in the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia Basi...

Bison Range projects develop under CSKT management Bison Range projects develop under CSKT management

BISON RANGE — A chorus of meadowlarks sings out along the Bison Range’s Prairie Drive on a crisp morning in early April, and the sun casts strong shadows across Red Sleep Mountain. National Bison Range Refuge Manager Amy Coffman is at the wheel and looking for two early bison calves, sighted by h...

Montana sticks to patchwork COVID vaccine rollout as eligibility expands Montana sticks to patchwork COVID vaccine rollout as eligibility expands

MONTANA — Montana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution is among the most efficient in the nation, but closer examination reveals a patchwork of systems among counties and tribal governments that will be put to the test as the state opens vaccine eligibility to all people 16 and older starting this mon...

Man awaits trial for strangulation, theft charges Man awaits trial for strangulation, theft charges

Larrs Jalen Omingo, 20, of St. Ignatius, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson, on March 17, to felony strangulation of a partner or family member and theft. According to court records, on March 4, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police responded to the St. Ignatius area concern...

Three remarkable indigenous women celebrated for Women’s History Month

For Women’s History Month, we are celebrating three indigenous women: Kwilqa, Pend d’Oreille, who became a woman warrior, brave and fearless; Christine Quintasket, Salish, who was the first Native American woman to publish a novel as well as stories on her culture; and Adeline Abraham Mathias, Ko...


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