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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Indian Reservation

Preparations for 2020 census begin

LAKE COUNTY – Once every ten years, the federal government attempts to count every single resident of the United States, and if people aren’t counted, the state won’t get the federal funding it deserves.  The 2020 census won’t begin until next spring, but the National Partners...

Section of U.S. Highway 93 named after Louis Charlo Section of U.S. Highway 93 named after Louis Charlo

EVARO – On a cloudy morning, nearly 100 people clustered in the grass alongside U.S. Highway 93 for a celebration. “Finally” was the word most often spoken.  Seventy-four years after his death, the state legislature decided to name a two-mile stretch of highway after Louis Charlo, w...

Conference highlights unique Mission Valley trees Conference highlights unique Mission Valley trees

PLAINS – At first glance, the whitebark pine trees near Three Lakes Peak are just conifers in a forest full of green needles; however, the trees are among a dwindling number of their species devastated by disease in recent years. Last weekend, the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation held its annual ...

Conference seeks local solutions to keep indigenous people safe

PABLO – Those who filled Salish Kootenai College’s conference rooms last month were united by two factors: they knew the experience of having a loved one or community member go missing, and they were determined to keep indigenous people from harm in the future. The attendees were at a three-da...

Wildfire season slow this year due to weather, human caution

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – In recent years, Mission Valley residents have come to expect a thick blanket of smoke covering the region by late August.  This year’s blue skies are courtesy of a reduced number of human-started fires and timely precipitation, according to C.T. Camel, who is the C...

Cherishing memories

Editor,  Chief Joseph had an impact on my life. He was of the Nez Perce tribe in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States back in the mid 1800s. He spoke out often with great wisdom and vision.    My artist grandfather introduced us kids to Chief Joseph back in the 1930s with ta...

Fire danger lowered, debris burning closed

News from CSKT  After recent widespread rain, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire officials are reporting lower fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation, and the fire danger rating has been lowered to high, effective immediately.   The move does not i...

Registration kicks off for fall flag football league Registration kicks off for fall flag football league

A National Football League hall of famer and Super Bowl champion for the Oakland Raiders spoke to a group of about 100 kids in Ronan last week. Howie Long explained some of the positive benefits of playing football.  “I think football teaches a lot of great values,” said Long. “Play...

Fire danger 'very high'

News from CSKT Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire officials have determined fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to be Very High.   Recent days have been extremely hot and dry with little to no moisture, causing vegetation and grasses to cure. This fine...

Mountain goat hunting on reservation still closed

News from CSKT The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council closed hunting of Rocky Mountain goats on the Flathead Indian Reservation in September of 2018 due to low population levels.   Closed areas are located in both the Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness area and adjacent areas on the...


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