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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Focus group needed for research

  FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Confederated Salish and Kootenai members and descendants are invited to participate in a University of Montana research study. Participants will be part of a focus group discussing how genetics can improve the use of medications in American Indian communities. Food and ...

Spring Mack Days underway Spring Mack Days underway

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD LAKE —The 2014 Spring Mack Days began March 14 with 34 days of lake trout fishing on Flathead Lake.  Mack Days runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, March 14 through May 18, with 10 straight days May 9-18.  Sponsored ...

CSKT step closer to Kerr Dam purchase

PABLO — It took years of discussion and even arbitration, but the purchase price of Kerr Dam has been set at $18,289,798, according to Ronald Trahan, tribal chairman for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. PPL Montana started out asking $49.4 million for the dam with the CSKT offering $14.7...

CSKT file suit regarding water rights

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes filed suit in U.S. District Court, Missoula, on Feb. 27.  The suit defendants are the United States Department of Interior Secretary Sarah “Sally” Jewell; United States Bureau of Indian Affairs; Jocko Valley Irrigation District; Mi...

Game officials see increased meth cases

FLATHEAD RESERVATION –  Tribal, state, and federal game authorities are feeling the effects of a resurgence in methamphetamine usage in the Mission Valley. Tribal Game Warden Mike McElderry pointed to his bulletproof vest in a meeting with the Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board last w...

New mercury guidelines for Flathead Lake trout being rolled out

FLATHEAD LAKE — Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are in the process of rolling out new uniform guidelines about how many Flathead Lake trout meals people can safely consume per month.  “We noticed our fish consumption advisories for Flathead ...

Watercraft confusion results in game warnings

PABLO – More than 40 written and verbal warnings were issued to people who blew past the watercraft checkpoint in Pablo last summer, and law enforcement officials say ignorance about what constitutes a “watercraft” likely played a part. “A lot of it, quite frankly, is people with k...

Agencies work together to enforce game laws

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – The multi-jurisdictional checkerboard of private, public, and tribal lands creates challenges for catching violators of game laws on the Flathead Reservation, but cooperation between the agencies last year led to prosecution of several wrongdoers. “We have a great workin...

Tribes to begin netting lake trout in spring

FLATHEAD LAKE – After the conclusion of a years-long process of environmental assessment, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will begin netting efforts this spring to reduce the number of invasive lake trout in Flathead Lake, in hopes of promoting a rebound of the native and threatened bull tr...

Tribal research project examines elk movements, habitat

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife  Management Program POLSON — Tribal Wildlife Management Program initiated a research project to document seasonal elk movements and habitat use on the Flathead Indian Reservation in 2012, with the capture of 15 elk in the Ferry B...


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