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People gather around candles and a picture of Selena Not Afraid at a nighttime vigil.
Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

Relatives, Law Enforcement Clash Over What Killed 16-Year-Old Crow Girl

Update Jan. 23, 2020: A preliminary autopsy report released Thursday says Selena Not Afraid died of hypothermia. Montana's chief medical examiner at the state crime lab in Billings also found there were no wounds, broken bones or other signs of violence on her body. A toxicology report has not yet been completed and could take several weeks. The following story was published before the autopsy report was released. Law enforcement and family members are clashing over what they say killed a 16-year-old Crow girl, who was found dead near an Interstate-90 rest stop earlier this week.

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It's Friday, January 24th. Today we have stories about a fire in Uptown Butte, the little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and how the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes may gain more control of lands on their reservation.

The tribal seal for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
Little Shell Tribe / Montana Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians


The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians on Saturday will celebrate something generations have fought for and that 400 other North American tribes are without: federal recognition.

A map of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route through northeastern Montana.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The U.S. Department of Interior on Jan. 22 signed off on a section of the Keystone XL pipeline that will pass through 44 miles of federally-managed land in Montana.

It's Thursday, January 23rd. Today we have stories about the Keystone XL oil pipeline, tribal language revitalization efforts and an update on the death of a 16-year-old Crow girl, Selena Not Afraid.

People gather around candles and a picture of Selena Not Afraid at a nighttime vigil.
Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

Update Jan. 23, 2020:  A preliminary autopsy report released Thursday says Selena Not Afraid died of hypothermia. Montana's chief medical examiner at the state crime lab in Billings also found there were no wounds, broken bones or other signs of violence on her body. A toxicology report has not yet been completed and could take several weeks. The following story was published before the autopsy report was released.

Law enforcement and family members are clashing over what they say killed a 16-year-old Crow girl, who was found dead near an Interstate-90 rest stop earlier this week.

black coal
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Montana and Wyoming are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Washington state’s rejection of a proposed coal export terminal.

Fort Belknap tribal seal
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio


The Montana Department of Commerce has awarded $700,000 in grants across eight tribal governments for tribal language revitalization efforts. 

A female elk walks through a snowy forest near Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, February 2018.
NPS/FLICKR (Public Domain)

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing to cut back on extended elk hunts next season. It comes several weeks after the Fish and Wildlife Commission said the agency should find other ways to drop elk numbers on private land. 

A supermarket with crates full of citrus
Alan Light / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

A natural food retailer is closing its stores in Montana and Wyoming next month. 

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling.

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