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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Indian Reservation

Female grizzly, cubs relocated to South Fork of Flathead

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION  — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Biologist Stacy Courville captured a 6-year old, 252-pound female grizzly and her two male cubs on the Flathead Indian Reservation on June 26.   This was considered a preemptive capture in order to move the bears b...

Will water compact impact cause economy to dry up or stay afloat? Will water compact impact cause economy to dry up or stay afloat?

The melted droplets flowing from snow-packed peaks have carved a course through western Montana that people have used to build civilization and economies for millennia.  First, native people utilized the fish, mammals, and plants that drank from and lived in the flowing waters to sustain their popula...

Main Street Montana rolls out on reservation Main Street Montana rolls out on reservation

PABLO — Collaboration and communication seemed to be common themes stressed by the participants at the Main Street Montana Project community meeting at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal council chambers on June 18. An example would be dual enrollment for high school students at Salish Kootena...

Education vs litigation: Water Compact proponents, opponents take different approaches Education vs litigation: Water Compact proponents, opponents take different approaches

WESTERN MONTANA – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes hosted a day-long informational session for state legislators in Helena last week about a proposed water compact that would impact much of western Montana.  At the same time, irrigators of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project expresse...

Biologists request information on nesting Trumpeter Swans

News from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Natural Resources Department POLSON — Wildlife Biologists with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began a project to restore Trumpeter Swans as a resident species on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the mid-1990s. Subsequent efforts resul...

Cherry Valley highlights Native American art, culture Cherry Valley highlights Native American art, culture

POLSON — Every year Cherry Valley Elementary School hosts a Night of the Arts. "This year we are celebrating Native American art and culture,” said kindergarten teacher Molly Billedeaux. “This year’s theme grew out of our work for Indian Education for All,” said Cherry Val...

Authorities mull vicious dog solution

  LAKE COUNTY — Residents and government authorities say some parts of Lake County are literally going to the dogs because of a network of non-uniform, unenforceable and lax laws that span jurisdictional boundaries.  While a string of animal control problems have intensified across the ...

Trumpeter Swan shooters sentenced Trumpeter Swan shooters sentenced

News from the Confederated Salish and Kooteani Tribes PABLO — Last week careful collaboration between Tribal Conservation Officer and Investigator Mike McElderry and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Warden Ron Howell resulted in citations of two Polson residents in the incident of the Trumpeter Swan ...

Healthcare help available

PABLO — A panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act will take place Thursday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Salish Kootenai College theater. The panel includes Monica J. Lindeen, Montana Commissioner of Insurance; Anna Whiting Sorrell, Indian Health Services, Billings area; and Lesa Evers, tribal re...

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...


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