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Articles with the Tag: Native American

Montana Indian Child Welfare Act gets a Senate hearing Montana Indian Child Welfare Act gets a Senate hearing

MONTANA — Roberta Duckhead Kittson Nyomo said she and her brother were among the last Native American children adopted out of Thompson Falls before the federal Indian Child Welfare Act was passed in 1978. The siblings were sent to live with a non-Native family. Nyomo remembers them lacking empathy.&nbs...

Tester addresses law enforcement, mental health

MONTANA — In a recent press call, Senator Jon Tester addressed bipartisan bills in the works to support Montana’s law enforcement and measures to be taken to support the mental wellbeing of Montanans.  During the week of March 22, Tester backed the “Recruit and Retain Act,&rdqu...

Amid dire suicide rates, governor expands student mental health screening

HELENA — Bella Nyman has struggled with her mental health since age 7, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety.  Nyman said she was afraid to tell her parents she had thoughts of suicide. Looking back, a mental health screening might have helped her to stop hiding her struggles...

Indian Child Welfare Act would protect future generations, advocates say Indian Child Welfare Act would protect future generations, advocates say

News from Mara Silvers / MFP and JoVonne Wagner / ICT HELENA — A bill to cement existing federal protections in state law for Native American children, families and tribal nations navigating child welfare proceedings received broad support from Indigenous child welfare advocates during a packed he...

Volunteer art docent program underway

News from Polson Schools POLSON — The Art Docent Program is a volunteer-based art history program that allows students to become immersed in art through classroom instruction. The “backbone” of the program is the art docents. Docent, in this context, means teacher or classroom guide th...

Woodcock-Medicine Horse receives grant to create Indigenous art website

News from MSU News Service BOZEMAN – A Montana State University art history and Native American studies instructor and the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana have received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to create a multimedia website showcasing contemp...

Commissioner Troy Downing to serve on key NAIC committees

News from NAIC HELENA — Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Troy Downing has been assigned key National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) committee leadership roles. The NAIC is the standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by insurance regu...

CSKT chairwoman wants system of accountability in education

News from ACLU Montana The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Montana, and the Native American Rights Fund filed a class-action lawsuit last week on behalf of five Indian nations and 18 individual plaintiffs challenging the state of Montana’s failure to fulfill its constitutional mandate ...

Professor suggests new way to approach students’ traumas Professor suggests new way to approach students’ traumas

MONTANA — In recent years, the effect of trauma on students’ educations has become more widely recognized, but Montana State University researcher Christine Stanton says an important question remains: How can education research help when education itself is traumatic for many students? Stanton...

Language funding opportunity announced

News from the office of Administration for Children and Families WASHINGTON, D.C.— This week, the Children and Families’ Administration for Native Americans announced the availability of $19 million in supplemental grant funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ANA is currently a...


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