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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

2014 Spring Mack Days finishes third week 2014 Spring Mack Days finishes third week

The bucket almost wasn’t big enough for the four fish entries of Bob Christensen of Missoula. Friday March 28 was the first of the three- day competition for the largest Bucket of Fish during 2014 Spring Mack Days on Flathead Lake. Anglers mark or pick out what they believe is their four heaviest fish ...

Missing Ronan boy found

RONAN — A 3-year-old Ronan boy was discovered safe and sound with his family dog four miles from his home on Sunday.  According to Flathead Tribal Police Chief Craige Couture, the boy was reported missing from his home on Grace Lane in Ronan at around 11:45 a.m. on Sunday. He had been missing f...

Mack Days event begins despite boycott Mack Days event begins despite boycott

FLATHEAD LAKE – The annual Mack Days fishing derby kicked off last weekend, but not without opposition from anglers who say the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ decision to gillnet lake trout this spring could be disastrous for the trophy lake trout population. For more than a decade t...

Tribes reach out to legislature to combat prescription abuse

HELENA – In the past month the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes launched an aggressive initiative to curb drug abuse, but last week Tribal Director of Health and Human Services Kevin Howlett implored the state legislature to take additional steps that might help combat the problem of prescriptio...

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 ...


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