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Political fear mongering will erode Indian Education for All

In response to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s recently published opinion and the opinion of the Montana Attorney General regarding critical race theory, the undersigned members of the Montana Legislative Indian Caucus offer the following response.  In 1972, the Montana legisla...

Daines’ bills protect from fraudulent schemes 

News from the office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced two bipartisan bills that would help combat fraud and scams impacting Montanans. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on enough hardships, and now Montanans are being targeted by scammers,”  ...

MMIP crisis bills signed

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA — Governor Greg Gianforte signed two bills to help address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons in Montana. “Montana faces a tragic trend of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons, and we must bring all resources to bear in st...

American Indian Caucus blindsided

News from Montana American Indian Caucus MONTANA — Members of the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus expressed surprise and dismay that Gov. Greg Gianforte scrapped a historic bison management plan without notifying or consulting them, and apparently, without consulting Montana&rsq...

‘Not Invisible Act’ to combat murdered, missing indigenous persons crisis

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Jon Tester released the following statement after the Department of Interior announced it would begin implementation of his “Not Invisible Act,” which was signed into law last year and will increase coordination wi...

Native American Affairs council resumes meetings

News from the Dept. of the Interio r WASHINGTON D.C. — On April 23, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice will convene the first White House Council on Native American Affairs meeting of the Biden-Harris administration. Secretary Haaland will serve as the Coun...

Coordinated response plan developed to address MMIP cases Coordinated response plan developed to address MMIP cases

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, in collabroation with federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement and community organizations, has finalized the nation’s first Tribal Community Response Plan as part of a pilot project to address cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous P...

Montana sticks to patchwork COVID vaccine rollout as eligibility expands Montana sticks to patchwork COVID vaccine rollout as eligibility expands

MONTANA — Montana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution is among the most efficient in the nation, but closer examination reveals a patchwork of systems among counties and tribal governments that will be put to the test as the state opens vaccine eligibility to all people 16 and older starting this mon...

Three remarkable indigenous women celebrated for Women’s History Month

For Women’s History Month, we are celebrating three indigenous women: Kwilqa, Pend d’Oreille, who became a woman warrior, brave and fearless; Christine Quintasket, Salish, who was the first Native American woman to publish a novel as well as stories on her culture; and Adeline Abraham Mathias, Ko...

Support program for kids continues after COVID shutdown Support program for kids continues after COVID shutdown

Claudia Hewston radiates optimism, and it’s contagious. On a chilly day in February, she’s at the Polson Boys and Girls Club for a weekly mentoring session.  During a session, one of the high school mentors in the 4-H National Mentoring Program that Hewston oversees is helping her mentee ...

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