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Western Native Voice

In Montana, we thrive in close-knit communities, sharing connections that enhance our experiences and transcend cultural differences. The work of Western Native Voice exemplifies this unity, empowering Indigenous Montanans to become leaders in our communities and make a difference in our state. While our com...

Grant opportunities available for Tribal business development Grant opportunities available for Tribal business development

News from the Montana Department of Commerce HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce announced recently that application periods for four grant programs aimed at bolstering tribal business development and strengthen indigenous entrepreneurship in Montana are now open. The grant funding is prov...

Enjoy ‘First Saturday’ events at Ninepipes Museum

  News from Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana History CHARLO — Come meet September First Saturday artists and artisans at Ninepipes Museum from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. —  Ariel Bleth is a mosaic artist who lives in Missoula, Montana gathering and working with ston...

Superintendent submits Montana Indian language preservation rules

News from OPI HELENA — Following collaboration with Tribal leaders in Montana, Superintendent Arntzen submitted newly proposed rules on the Montana Indian Language Preservation (MILP) program to the Montana Secretary of State. During the 68th legislative session, HB 287, sponsored by Representativ...

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...


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