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CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Chelsea Kleinmeyer, Community Health Division Director for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health, responded to a few questions about the coronavirus pandemic.   VJ: What’s the current tally of COVID-19 cases among tribal members? And what do those numbers t...

Briefs for Nov. 4, 2020

Scholarship supports NA scholars News from American Indian Graduate Center Albuquerque, New Mexico — In honor of Native American Heritage Month, American Indian Graduate Center has established the Empowering Scholars Initiative, a $1M scholarship program for Native students. The scholarship l...

FCC approves Montana tribes’ Spectrum licenses

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE – Following years of efforts to provide Montana Tribal communities with more opportunities to develop reliable broadband infrastructure, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that seven Montana Tribes have received approval from the Federal Communicat...

Polson teacher awarded for excellence Polson teacher awarded for excellence

News from the Polson School District POLSON — Amy Williams, a special education teacher at Polson Middle School, was the recipient of the 2020 Teresa Veltkamp award for excellence in Indian Education for All.  This prestigious award was created in honor and memory of its namesake Teresa Ve...

Montana Native Vote releases endorsements for 2020 Election

News from Montana Native Vote  MONTANA — Montana Native Vote Action Fund is a local, native led statewide political action committee that is working to build native political power across the state. This includes electing Native Americans to state and local office, protecting and expanding ac...

Bill to provide Tribes better access to health data

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure Montana Tribes have the resources they need to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that Tribes are able to better access public health d...

Gianforte works to remove health data barrier for Native Americans

News from the Office of Greg Gianforte WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) led a bipartisan effort to eliminate barriers to health data for Native Americans last week. Gianforte’s bill reaffirms that tribal public health authorities are entitled access to public health data....

SKC graduates celebrate virtually SKC graduates celebrate virtually

PABLO – While they didn’t have the chance to walk across a stage and be handed a diploma, Salish Kootenai College graduates marked their accomplishment with a socially distanced graduation ceremony.  Graduates, faculty, family and friends tuned in to view a live ceremony that featured dru...

Online portal launched to make voter registration more accessible during pandemic

News from Western Native Voice MISSOULA — Four Montana organizations recently launched an online portal to encourage voter registration. The Forward Montana Foundation, Montana Women Vote, MontPIRG, and Western Native Voice have a long history of registering eligible Montanans to vote at events, in ...

Partners announce Bison Conservation Initiative

News from U.S. Fish  and Wildlife Service WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt recently announced the Bison Conservation Initiative, a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 yea...

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