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Articles with the Tag: National Bison Range

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The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) held their Bison Range Restoration Celebration May 20-22, 2022, which was a monumental day that represented the righting of a terrible time in our U.S. history by restoring and honoring a broken treaty and returning the land and bison back to the CSKT. This ...

Cherry Valley students visit Bison Range, learn about animals Cherry Valley students visit Bison Range, learn about animals

U.S. Secretary of Interior visits Bison Range U.S. Secretary of Interior visits Bison Range

CHARLO — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, the nation’s first Native American cabinet member, was on hand Saturday for the culmination of a vibrant three-day celebration of the restoration of the Bison Range to tribal ownership.  “Today represents a return to something pur...

Bison Range celebrates reclamation Bison Range celebrates reclamation

MOIESE — At the Bison Range near Moiese, life goes on much as it has for millennia, with sunny clumps of arrowleaf balsamroot carpeting hillsides and babies of all species taking their first staggering steps. For members of the Confederated Salish and Tribes, however, a monumental shift has taken place...

Bison Range celebration approaches Bison Range celebration approaches

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — The Bison Range Restoration Celebration, May 20-22, honors the transfer of the federal wildlife refuge established in 1908 to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.  The three-day celebration begins at 10 a.m. Friday at the range, located south of Charlo in Moiese, ...

Tribes assume full management of former National Bison Range

News from the CSKT Deputy Executive Office FLATHEAD RESERVATION — On Jan. 2, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) assumed full management of the Bison Range, formerly known as the National Bison Range.  The Bison Range land was restored to the CSKT by the Montana Water Rights...

Fishing good in Polson Bay

I went to Polson Bay out in front of Kwatuknuk (4-7 inches of ice) and caught two 14-pound mackinaws.  Lake Mary Ronan (sloppy on the ice; 250 yards out and be careful, ice thickness at a guess is 4-6 inches) is giving up perch. East Bay is frozen over solid with 3-4 inches, lots of snow on the ic...

Bicyclists pedal through Mission Valley, share locally grown meal Bicyclists pedal through Mission Valley, share locally grown meal

ST. IGNATIUS — Fueled by locally-grown, farm-fresh food, around 120 bicyclists got on their bicycles Saturday and pedaled around the Mission Valley during the third installment of the Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate (MMAPP) farm-to-farm bike tour. Designed with a wide range of riders with varyi...

CSKT Water Compact finalized by Secretary of Interior CSKT Water Compact finalized by Secretary of Interior

Friday marked the end of a long and intricate journey to resolve water rights between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the state of Montana and the federal government.   That voyage came to an end when Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland signed the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana C...

‘A Slice of Summer’ event to benefit Ninepipes Museum ‘A Slice of Summer’ event to benefit Ninepipes Museum

News from Ninepipes Museum  CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana invites the public to save Sept. 9 on the calendar to celebrate A Slice of Summer – A Slice of History Museum Benefit.   This fundraiser for the museum will be at Sky Ridge Ranch, located a few minutes out of...


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