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Articles with the Tag: Native American

U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic' U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic'

People driving south on U.S. Highway 93 outside of Missoula will pass a billboard with the word “Missing” in prominent letters next to a picture of a Salish woman.   Jermain Austin Charlo was last seen on June 16 in Missoula, according to the information on the billboard. The Dixon reside...

‘Savanna’s Act’ unanimously passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s bill to help address the missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic unanimously passed the Senate Thursday night, just a few weeks after the Senate Indian Affairs Committee unanimously voted to send Savanna’s Act to the Senate floor. The bill...

Lights Under the Big Sky plans sparkling holiday season Lights Under the Big Sky plans sparkling holiday season

News from Lights Under the Big Sky RONAN – Elves have been sawing, sanding, painting and planning in readiness for the holiday season. Nope, not Santa’s elves, the Lights Under the Big Sky elves.  Lights’ first night will be Dec. 7 for its second year in operation. The Christma...

YAM teaches basic mental-health hygiene to 9th graders YAM teaches basic mental-health hygiene to 9th graders

Retired Browning educator Larry Woolf spent 11 years as a teacher and 15 as a guidance counselor in public schools on the Blackfeet Reservation. He has seen, again and again, the devastating pain of teenage suicide. “Working in the schools, I’d gone to enough funerals for kids,” he said ...

Tester calls for Senate hearing

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the Senate to hold a hearing on missing and murdered Native American women. In a letter to the leadership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Tester is demanding the committee bring together law e...

SKC receives language grant

News from The Administration for Children and Families The Administration for Native Americans at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families today announced awards for 18 grant projects, totaling more than $4.8 million, to help preserve Native language...

Ninepipes holds Round Dance

CHARLO – Mark your calendars for a special treat at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana on Thursday, July 26. Leo Charlie and fellow drummers and singers will first offer a Round Dance workshop and demonstration from 1-3 p.m. and will then drum and sing for a Round Dance from 6-9 p.m. The round dance...

Briefs for April 11, 2018

Planning board continues review tonight News from Land Solutions, LLC POLSON — The Lake County Planning Board will continue its review of the proposed 2018 Lake County Growth Policy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the large conference room of the Lake County Courthouse. The Planning Boar...

Teen keeps momentum going for ‘Save Our Sisters’ project Teen keeps momentum going for ‘Save Our Sisters’ project

Marita Growing Thunder, 19, held in tears for a moment as she walked on the back roads last Tuesday to bring awareness to all missing or murdered indigenous women.  She was on the third day of a four-day journey across the Flathead Indian Reservation that started at the farthest northern edge and end...

Local gallery hosts online art auction to benefit reservation communities

POLSON – Art lovers recently had an opportunity to help others with the purchase of works from some very notable Montana artists.  The Takes Horse Gallery, a Polson gallery owned by Karee Takes Horse, launched a week-long online art auction in hopes of raising funds to assist Native American co...


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