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Savanna’s Act passes U.S. Senate

News from the Western Organization of Resource Councils WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Savanna’s Act, S.227, and the House Judiciary Committee also unanimously passed its version of the bill, H.R. 2733, out of committee. Savanna’s Act next heads to the floor for ...

New lawsuit challenges Montana law restricting Native American voting access

News from the ACLU  MISSOULA —The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and Native American Rights Fund challenged a Montana law that severely restricts Native Americans’ access to the ballot.

 The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Western Native Voice and Montana Native V...

Grant funding available for Native American community projects

News from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services WASHINGTON D.C. — Culture. Native languages. Education. Food. Economic development. The environment. These are essential components to the health and well-being of Native communities, and this year, the Administration for Native Americans i...

Graying Pains - Montana Fourth Estate Project - Opportunities and challenges in the West's oldest state Graying Pains - Montana Fourth Estate Project - Opportunities and challenges in the West's oldest state

Editor's Note:    Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic, cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new c...

Attorney general launches national strategy to address MMIP

News from the United States Department of Justice  Attorney General William P. Barr launched a national strategy to address missing and murdered Native Americans. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative places MMIP coordinators in 11 U.S. Attorney’s offices who will develop pro...

Two Eagle students exhibit photographs in Missoula Two Eagle students exhibit photographs in Missoula

MISSOULA – Photos Leanna Powell took over a year ago near her home in St. Ignatius have brought her to a show at the People’s Center in Pablo, to a prestigious show in New York and now to the new Zootown Arts Community Center Gallery in Missoula. “I had no idea it would go this far,&rdqu...

Governor Bullock honors Elouise Cobell

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today released the following statement recognizing Nov. 5 as Elouise Cobell Day. “Today, we honor and celebrate the legacy of Elouise Cobell, a fearless Montanan who refused to allow the federal government&r...

Attend Salish Kootenai College preview day

PABLO — Salish Kootenai College will hold their preview day on Friday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. by exploring the spirit that makes Salish Kootenai College unique. Salish Kootenai College, a tribal college on the Flathead Indian Reservation, invites high school ninth-11th grade students to explore t...

Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past' Arlee students cook indigenous foods, 'taste the past'

ARLEE – In the Arlee Family and Consumer Science classroom, high schooler McKaryss Fisher carefully chopped morel mushrooms and fried them in a pan. It was similar to the work she does in her everyday cooking classes, except for one thing: the food in the recipe was native to the Flathead Reservation. ...

MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships

MONTANA — Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a “true equitable partnership” during every step of research that involves Native entities. The university began the collaboration recently during the inaugural MSU Tribal Partnershi...


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