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  • A wooden sign inscribed "Welcome to the Rocky Boy's Reservation. Home of the Chippewa Cree" stands in a grass field.
    Kaitlyn Nicholas
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    Yellowstone Public Radio
    We’ve previously reported that Native American tribes in Montana have some of the highest vaccination rates in the state. YPR News’ Kaitlyn Nicholas went to two tribal nations to report on how these vaccine rollouts have been so successful -- and what new challenges are emerging. Her first stop was a recent mass COVID-19 vaccine event on the Rocky Boy’s reservation.
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    Taylor Irvine
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    Kaiser Health News
    Montana’s overstretched counties and tribal governments have developed a mishmash of policies and plans that require ingenuity and mutual support to work. A reporting project by KHN, Montana Free Press and the University of Montana School of Journalism finds the biggest test of that disparate system looms as vaccine eligibility expands. PLUS: a county-by-county guide to vaccine availability in Montana.