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Articles with the Tag: Native American

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...

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....

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