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COVID-19 vaccine dispersement continues, some hesitate COVID-19 vaccine dispersement continues, some hesitate

Brits accurately refer to shots as jabs. Well, I received my second jab Friday of the Moderna vaccine, and am already looking at my world with a rosier gaze.  As of Friday, I was one of 132,785 Montanans and more than 33 million Americans who are now fully immunized.  Happily, I had virtually...

Treasured stories return online

News from CSKT   FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Three treasured interactive DVDs produced by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Natural Resource Department suffered a setback back due to technology in 2020. Productions including “Fire on the Land,” “Explore the River...

MSU American Indian Council hosts first virtual powwow March 22–28

MSU News Service MONTANA — Montana State University will hold its 2021 American Indian Council Powwow online March 22-28, in adherence to COVID-19 restrictions. Activities will be held throughout a week at the AIC website and Facebook page.  Traditionally, the MSU American Indian Council Pow...

Snowbird fund supports missing indigenous persons search

The recent announcement of the Snowbird Fund,, which, with the help and administration of the Montana Community Foundation and a three-person review panel composed of Native Montanans, will provide direct financial assistance (no strings attached) to families and friends of missing ...

Western Native Voice makes impact with COVID-19 relief Western Native Voice makes impact with COVID-19 relief

News from Western Native Voice MONTANA — Western Native Voice, a nonprofit social justice organization, has been working since May 2020 to bring COVID-19 relief to their hardest-hit communities in Montana with COVID-19 relief funds, safety training and educational Facebook-Live events.  Th...

Bills supporting Native American veterans signed into law

U.S. SENATE — Two bills authored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester providing critical support to Native American veterans have been signed into law. Tester sent both his Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today Act and Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act to the Presid...

Deborah Sampson Act signed into law

U.S. SENATE — Women veterans will have greater access to critical care and services following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s historic Deborah Sampson Act into law today by the President. Tester’s bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate last month as part of an end-of-year pa...

Red shawl memorializes missing, murdered Native Americans

News from the ACF Office of Communication  The Administration for Native Americans at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families announced the opportunity to virtually submit names to be written on the ANA’s Missing and Murdered Native Americans Memorial Shawl. More than 150 names ha...

Montana Indians greatly impacted by COVID-19

Nearly nine months into a pandemic, COVID-19 has impacted Montanans in every corner of the state. Nearly 800 Montanans have lost their lives to the virus and many others have gotten sick and are experiencing long-term impacts that we don’t yet understand. Others have experienced a job loss, a lack of p...

CSKT member receives American Indian Graduate Center award CSKT member receives American Indian Graduate Center award

News from the American Indian Graduate Center NEW MEXICO – American Indian Graduate Center announced Amerra Webster (undergraduate) and Justin Lund (graduate) were selected as the 2019 Students of the Year. “The Student of the Year Award celebrates exceptional scholars who have demonstrat...

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