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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Indian Reservation

Tribes announce change in emergency watercraft restrictions

News from CSKT Natural Resources The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to allow watercraft with electric trolling motors on some Flathead Reservation water bodies. “Tribal scientists and managers are working with Flathead Basin Commission, State of M...

Biologists request information on nesting Swans

News from CSKT Natural Resources 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 resulted in the release of 264 captive bred Trumpeter Swans since...

St. Ignatius airport becomes hot spot for fire traffic St. Ignatius airport becomes hot spot for fire traffic

ST. IGNATIUS – The St. Ignatius Airport has become the home base for helicopter-delivered resources for two major fires. “We haven’t seen anything like it before,” said Mike Kuefler, airport volunteer and former director. He said smaller fire crews have been at the airport in the p...

Fire update

A fire burning 17 miles southeast of Arlee in Missoula County had grown to 3,652 acres as of Thursday night, Aug. 3. Kristen Allison, a public information officer with the California Interagency Incident Management Team No. 1 that set up at the Arlee Powwow Grounds on Monday night, said 363 firefighters f...

Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect

News from CSKT Division of Fire Pursuant to authority established in 25 CFR 63.28, the Hell Gate Treaty, the CS&KT Tribal Constitution, and the Tribal Forest Products Harvesting Ordinance 61 C; the following acts are prohibited on all Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, tribe trust and tribal fe...

Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect

Pursuant to authority established in 25 CFR 163.28, the Hell Gate Treaty, the CS&KT Tribal Constitution, and the Tribal Forest Products Harvesting Ordinance 61 C; the following acts are prohibited on all Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, tribe trust and tribal fee lands within the exterior boundari...

Total-ly new Home coming soon for Boys and Girls Club Total-ly new Home coming soon for Boys and Girls Club

 RONAN – Though final paperwork hasn’t been finished, the staff at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County are in the preliminary process of moving.  “We are ecstatic about this opportunity,” said Aric Cooksley, Boys and Girls Club executive di...

Starting small fires is illegal, dangerous

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Tribal Forestry’s Division of Fire needs to warn reservation residents and visitors about the dangers of igniting fires in forested lands. The DOF has had a number of suspicious starts in the last couple weeks and would like the public to be on the loo...

Local YWAM has cross-cultural, international focus Local YWAM has cross-cultural, international focus

By Caleb M. Soptelean Valley Journal PABLO – In 2005, Sika Ulutoa came to visit northwest Montana with plans to move to Japan. He never made it.  Sika, a Samoan who moved to the Mission Valley with his wife, Rita, from her native Ohio, planned to go to Japan for missionary work.  ...

Kids empowered with life saving skills Kids empowered with life saving skills

RONAN – More than a dozen kids at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County took action when their opposing sports team went down.  The kids assessed the situation and decided that their patients, the entire opposing team, wasn’t responsive and needed help. The k...


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