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SKC graduates celebrate virtually SKC graduates celebrate virtually

PABLO – While they didn’t have the chance to walk across a stage and be handed a diploma, Salish Kootenai College graduates marked their accomplishment with a socially distanced graduation ceremony.  Graduates, faculty, family and friends tuned in to view a live ceremony that featured dru...

Online portal launched to make voter registration more accessible during pandemic

News from Western Native Voice MISSOULA — Four Montana organizations recently launched an online portal to encourage voter registration. The Forward Montana Foundation, Montana Women Vote, MontPIRG, and Western Native Voice have a long history of registering eligible Montanans to vote at events, in ...

Partners announce Bison Conservation Initiative

News from U.S. Fish  and Wildlife Service WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt recently announced the Bison Conservation Initiative, a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 yea...

Savanna’s Act passes U.S. Senate

News from the Western Organization of Resource Councils WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Savanna’s Act, S.227, and the House Judiciary Committee also unanimously passed its version of the bill, H.R. 2733, out of committee. Savanna’s Act next heads to the floor for ...

New lawsuit challenges Montana law restricting Native American voting access

News from the ACLU  MISSOULA —The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and Native American Rights Fund challenged a Montana law that severely restricts Native Americans’ access to the ballot.

 The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Western Native Voice and Montana Native V...

Grant funding available for Native American community projects

News from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services WASHINGTON D.C. — Culture. Native languages. Education. Food. Economic development. The environment. These are essential components to the health and well-being of Native communities, and this year, the Administration for Native Americans i...

Graying Pains - Montana Fourth Estate Project - Opportunities and challenges in the West's oldest state Graying Pains - Montana Fourth Estate Project - Opportunities and challenges in the West's oldest state

Editor's Note:    Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic, cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new c...

Attorney general launches national strategy to address MMIP

News from the United States Department of Justice  Attorney General William P. Barr launched a national strategy to address missing and murdered Native Americans. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative places MMIP coordinators in 11 U.S. Attorney’s offices who will develop pro...

Two Eagle students exhibit photographs in Missoula Two Eagle students exhibit photographs in Missoula

MISSOULA – Photos Leanna Powell took over a year ago near her home in St. Ignatius have brought her to a show at the People’s Center in Pablo, to a prestigious show in New York and now to the new Zootown Arts Community Center Gallery in Missoula. “I had no idea it would go this far,&rdqu...

Governor Bullock honors Elouise Cobell

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today released the following statement recognizing Nov. 5 as Elouise Cobell Day. “Today, we honor and celebrate the legacy of Elouise Cobell, a fearless Montanan who refused to allow the federal government&r...


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