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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Indian Reservation

Trump signs water rights bill into law, not everyone celebrates

After the Montana Water Rights Protection Act went to President Donald Trump’s desk on Sunday, Dec. 27, and was signed into law many celebrated, including state and tribal leaders, but not everyone joined the festivities.   Mission Irrigation District Commissioner Tim Orr was one of those not c...

Law makers settle water rights issues Law makers settle water rights issues

After years of negotiation, water rights issues on the Flathead Reservation flowed to the top level as the Montana Water Rights Protection Act passed with bipartisan effort in the United States Senate on Monday, Dec. 21. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Chairwoman Shelly R. Fyant called the event h...

Mother asks for closure two years after son’s death Mother asks for closure two years after son’s death

PABLO — Two years after Aiden Finley, 20, of Pablo, was killed along U.S. Highway 93, near mile marker 53 in Pablo, his mother stood in the spot where he was found and pleaded for justice. “We still don’t know what happened to him,” Tricia Finley said. “We need answers. Someo...

Over 8,000 food boxes distributed to Mission Valley families

News from WMGC and LCCDC Western Montana Growers Cooperative and Lake County Community Development Corporation have worked together to distribute nearly 8,500 food boxes to families in need in Western Montana since July and an additional 1,000 will be distributed by mid-December.  This collabora...

Program improves law enforcement response in Native communities

News from the Office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — A pilot program launched by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation is developing a collaborative community response plan to quickly address emergent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons cases in Indian ...

Legendary Griz broadcaster, Polson resident passes away Legendary Griz broadcaster, Polson resident passes away

POLSON — Mick Holien, legendary play-by-play announcer at the University of Montana, died Friday morning, Nov. 27, at age 76 due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Holien, known as the “Voice of the Griz” to generations of fans provided the soundtrack to many U of M Grizzly athlet...

CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Chelsea Kleinmeyer, Community Health Division Director for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health, responded to a few questions about the coronavirus pandemic.   VJ: What’s the current tally of COVID-19 cases among tribal members? And what do those numbers t...

Local hunting input welcomed Local hunting input welcomed

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board and CSKT Tribal Council are looking for public input on proposed changes to the 2021-22 fishing, bird hunting and recreation regulations. A temporary regulation is requested to begin the proposed regulation imme...

Charges filed in Conko Camel murder Charges filed in Conko Camel murder

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Deliberate homicide charges were filed Monday, Oct. 26, in the Montana Twentieth Judicial District Court for the death of William “Bill” Conko Camel, who was killed two years ago near Dixon, within Sanders County. An arrest warrant was issued for C...

$237K to be invested in rural business development

News from the U.S. Department of Agriculture RONAN — The Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $237,000 in business development in rural southwestern Montana and across the state. USDA awarded the grants through the Rural Business Development ...


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