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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Tribal Council primary sends 11 to general election

PABLO — The primary election for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council was held Nov. 2 and the official results were posted Nov. 6. A recount for the Elmo district seat was completed and filed at 1 p.m. on Nov. 7.  The two candidates from each district, or in Elmo’s case three c...

More tribal candidates express views More tribal candidates express views

(Editor’s note: These candidates are the last to respond for the Tribal candidate story. Part one was published in the Oct. 23 edition. Election day for the Tribal Council primary is Saturday, Nov. 2) FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Tribal Council candidates running in the primary election explain why ...

Group forms against tribal corruption Group forms against tribal corruption

Members from at least five of Montana’s eight Indian tribes, including two Salish and Kootenai tribal members, gathered in Havre on Oct. 2 and set up a statewide Native American organization to expose corruption on reservations. Tribal governments are “using a smokescreen of tribal sovereignty...

42 Tribal Council candidates on ballot for primary election 42 Tribal Council candidates on ballot for primary election

This year marks one of the largest pools of candidates for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council as 42 people have announced their candidacy. The primary election will take place Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. Polling places are the Arlee Indian Senior Center, the Elmo Community Cente...

Anglers hook 2,201 lake trout in week 2 Anglers hook 2,201 lake trout in week 2

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes POLSON — One fish, two fish — 100 fish. Terry Krogstad of Kalispell turned in a total of 100 lake trout on Sunday, his first day of fishing the 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes an...

FJBC referendum goes to the irrigators FJBC referendum goes to the irrigators

ST. IGNATIUS — Three Flathead Joint Board of Control Commissioners — Boone Cole, Chair, Wayne Blevins and Jerry Laskody — gathered on Oct. 14 to talk to newspaper reporters about Resolution 2013 and what brought about the resolution.  The FJBC, voting 6 to 5 with the chair abstainin...

Water rights history unique, complex

PABLO — In 2009, John Carter, attorney for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, wrote that the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission was established by the 1979 Legislature “to negotiate rather than litigate the federal reserved and aboriginal water rights of Indian tribes and ...

Skyline Drive officially opens Skyline Drive officially opens

POLSON — From a sidehill, Skyline Drive started as a stagecoach road before turning into the luxe two-lane road complete with a walking/biking path and guardrails that it is today.  Saturday, Oct. 12 dawned cold and gray, but that didn’t stop the ribbon cutting for the $12 million Skyline...

Tribe continues to fund workers; other agencies eye options in shutdown Tribe continues to fund workers; other agencies eye options in shutdown

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – All tribal employees were ordered to work on Monday after a Thursday tribal council vote to keep services open despite lack of federal funding due to an ongoing Congressional budgeting stalemate that has left other agencies and services shutdown.  “There will be no ...

Former water court judge explains process Former water court judge explains process

RONAN — “Water is a flammable substance in this valley, they told me,” said Bruce Lobel, grinning. Lobel, a retired Montana water court judge, was in Ronan Wednesday, Oct. 2, to present information on the water adjudication process. Lobel had been on the water court for 23 years and i...


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