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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Indian Reservation

Deadline arrives but confusion persists over tribal law enforcement in Lake County

The state of Montana’s May 20 deadline to release Lake County of its obligation to conduct felony law enforcement of tribal members on the Flathead Indian Reservation came and went, but as of this week, the local sheriff’s office is proceeding as normal — with one key difference. It’s...

Following governor’s response, CSKT issue statement regarding PL 280

News from Gwen Lankford, CSKT Executive Communications PABLO — On March 1, 2024, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte provided correspondence to the Lake County Board of Commissioners that the State of Montana plans to retrocede from the termination-era policy known as Public Law 280 (PL 280) on the Fl...

$10M to be invested in Tribes

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced a $10 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to upgrade and modernize Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-owned irrigation projects and power utilities serving Tribal ...

Shelly Fyant announces HD 91 candidacy Shelly Fyant announces HD 91 candidacy

ARLEE — Longtime community leader, Shelly Fyant, launches her campaign for House District 91 this week. The district includes urban and rural communities in Lake, Sanders and Missoula counties. Shelly has worked a lifetime supporting important community issues, from voting rights, environmental qual...

CSKT statement regarding Public Law 280

PABLO — On Nov. 20, 2023, the Lake County Board of Commissioners notified Montana Governor Greg Gianforte that Lake County has withdrawn its consent to enforce Public Law 280 (PL 280) jurisdiction on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Under Montana law, Governor Gianforte now has six months, until May 20...

‘Many unknowns’ as Lake County pulls out of decades-old agreement

Officials in Lake County have said there are more questions than answers after they informed the state that they were pulling out of a decades-old agreement because it can no longer afford to pay for law enforcement on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  In November, the Lake County Commission sent a l...

Debris burning closed until Oct. 1

News from CSKT Division of Fire The Division of Fire would like to let the public know that debris burning is illegal during the fire season months of July, August, and September on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Open debris burning starts Oct. 1. The current fire danger on the Flathead Reservat...

Prescribed fires on tribal lands planned this fall

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN — The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire Fuels Program will be conducting prescribed fires on the Flathead Indian Reservation.   Underburning is a type of prescribed fire treatment that reduces surface and ladder fuels under the...

Numerous wildfires burn throughout county, reservation Numerous wildfires burn throughout county, reservation

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Though cooler weekend weather and rains have helped suppression efforts, several large wildfires continue to burn on the Flathead Reservation.  The Big Knife Wildfire, discovered on July 24, was started by lightning and has burned 4,86...

CSKT welcomes comments on draft regulations

News from CSKT Natural Resource Dept. FLATHEAD RESERVA- TION — The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes announce the availability of the March 1, 2024, to Feb. 28, 2025, Flathead Indian Reservation Joint Tribal/State Fishing and Bird Hunting and Recreation Regulations and proposed changes. Th...


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