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Redwood sentenced for assaulting an officer Redwood sentenced for assaulting an officer

POLSON — A Great Falls woman was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for three years with none of that time suspended for her involvement in a fight with detention staff at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal jail.  The sentence was handed down by Polson Judge Molly Owen ...

Senate Judiciary Committee votes to fund PL280

HELENA — The Montana Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Feb. 16 on a bill requiring Montana to provide funding for the enforcement of Public Law 280.  PL280 is an agreement with the State of Montana passed in 1964 to conduct law enforcement and provide other services on the Flathead Reservatio...

Sentence deferred for Cutfinger Sentence deferred for Cutfinger

POLSON — The imposition of sentencing was deferred for a total of 15 years for a Ronan man accused of stealing multiple vehicles and possessing drugs. Ruben Daniel Cutfinger, 32, pleaded guilty during an earlier court appearance to two counts of theft, criminal mischief and criminal endangerment. The p...

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If we care about our Indigenous communities, we have to start caring about food sovereignty. Our communities’ health is in crisis. According to new research, “Over 50% of Indigenous people worldwide over the age of 35 have type 2 diabetes. Indigenous peoples suffer from poorer health, are more li...

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Honorees 2022 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Community Honorees 2022

News from Dana Grant LAKE COUNTY — Heroes in the movies often appear larger than life. They have special abilities and wear some outrageous outfits. Not to mention teleportation, mind melding, and all the rest. Local heroes might not have the same fashion sense or unusual skills, but they do share...

Big Medicine repatriated to CSKT Big Medicine repatriated to CSKT

News and photo from the Montana Historical Society HELENA — Big Medicine, the sacred white bison on display at the Montana Historical Society in Helena, is being repatriated to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes at their request. The MTHS Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to...

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Every two years, Montanans who are elected from their communities travel from all over Montana to gather at the State Capitol to convene the Montana Legislature. During our time together, we work to deliver legislation that will help Montanans, including funding for our schools and hospitals, protecting our ...

Bear sightings in Lake County increase Bear sightings in Lake County increase

LAKE COUNTY — There has been an increase in bear sightings in communities this year, but according to biologists from the Wildlife Management Program of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, it isn’t due to this year’s fire activity.  The main suspected reason, according to b...

Interior Department issues guidance to strengthen tribal co-stewardship of public lands, waters

News from the Departmemt of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior released new guidance to improve federal stewardship of public lands, waters and wildlife by strengthening the role of Tribal governments in federal land management. New guidance from the Bureau of Land Management...

2022 Fall Mack Days is almost here

News from the CSKT Natural Resources Department FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Fall Mack Days will begin on Sept. 15 and end on Nov. 13. This will be the 41st Mack Days Fishing Event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Mack Days began in the fall of 2002 with 888 lake trout entered b...


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