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As we close out National Native American Heritage Month, I would like to introduce myself and my new role as the Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s (DLI) first Tribal Liaison. My name is Donnie Wetzel, Jr. I come from the Blackfeet Nation on my father’s side and Missoula/Bitterroot as a...

Biden’s climate agenda creates energy poverty in tribal nations

U.S. SENATE — The White House is hosting its Tribal Nations Summit this week, and it’s important to note that the administration’s climate policy is bankrupting the tribes it claims to help. The president is sure to promise, as he has at previous summits, that his administration “w...

‘Bring Her Home’ shines light on plight of missing indigenous women ‘Bring Her Home’ shines light on plight of missing indigenous women

POLSON— The award-winning documentary “Bring Her Home” was shown the Showboat movie theater on Oct. 21 to help bring awareness to the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. Made in Minnesota, the film highlights the challenges indigenous people have getting equal support from law ...

Secretary Haaland travels to MT for final visit on ‘The Road to Healing’

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — On Nov. 5, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Wizipan Garriott will travel to Bozeman for the twelfth and final stop on “The Road to Healing,” a year-long tour across the cou...

Interior Dept. launches effort to preserve Federal Indian Boarding School oral history

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced the launch of an oral history project that will document and make accessible the experiences of the generations of Indigenous children who attended the federal boarding school system. This effort &nd...

Native film series shown Saturdays in October

News from Cathy Billie, Treasurer and the Board of FRHRC POLSON — Attached is the list of free films showing at the Showboat Multi-Plex in Polson this coming October. We hope you will join us for enlightening films and the discussions following them. We are bounding back after the pandemic: ...

Creatives Indigenous Course concludes with deep dive pitch event in MT

News from Native Max PABLO — Creatives Indigenous by Native Max announced a free event at the Salish Kootenai College Theatre where a cohort of Salish and Kootenai artrepreneurs pitch their business plans to faculty, partners, and the local community.  Since the beginning of June, this coh...

State-Tribal relations interim committee meeting held

News from the MT State Legislature HELENA — The State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee (STRC) will hold its first meeting of the interim beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, in Room 137 of the Montana Capitol and via Zoom. The committee will elect officers and chart its course for the inte...

Secretary Haaland issues statement on Brackeen v. Haaland decision

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision on Brackeen v. Haaland: “Today’s decision is a welcome affirmation across Indian Country of what presidents and cong...

Arlee Jocko Valley Museum to open

News from Terry Cable ARLEE — The opening of the Arlee Jocko Valley Museum will feature an exhibit on loan from the Montana Historical Society featuring the travels of Lewis & Clark. The historic church/museum building houses a continuous photo and artifacts display of veteran memorials, ho...


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