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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...

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...

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