Olivia Reingold

Tribal Issues Correspondent

Olivia Reingold is the Tribal Issues Correspondent for Yellowstone Public Radio. She was previously a producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting and participated in the NPR program, “Next Generation Radio.” She graduated from Columbia Journalism School, where she reported on opioids and the 12-step recovery program, Narcotics Anonymous. She’s from Washington D.C. and is particularly interested in covering addiction. She likes to sew, just don’t ask her to follow a pattern.

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The tribal seal of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe / Facebook

 

The former president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe was sentenced to six months in federal prison for fraud Thursday.

Every member of The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs pictured together during the legislative hearing.
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The U.S. Senate will consider expanding access to healthcare for Native American veterans and streamline the hiring process for tribal law enforcement. That’s after two bills passed out of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday.

The Little Shell Tribal Seal, with yellow bordering and a buffalo center.
Little Shell Tribe / MONTANA LITTLE SHELL TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS HOME

The U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act today. That means the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana is halfway to federal recognition. But will the tribe’s land base include Hill 57?

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


The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is poised to get federal recognition any day now. Once the must-pass defense bill clears Congress, the Montana tribe will receive a land base and be eligible for federal funds after a generations-long struggle.

President Trump and Crow Chariman AJ Not Afraid shake hands during their meeting on November 26.
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President Donald Trump formed a task force to address missing and murdered indigenous people last month. 

A yellow school bus.
Shinichi Sugiyama / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

A new report says that indigenous students are disproportionately disciplined in Montana public schools.  Study authors say more support instead of discipline could lead to higher academic achievement rates.

A street wear reviewer gives Supreme's "Tribal Camo" designs a negative review on YouTube.
Jacob Starr / YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joCaPGw9_FI&t=752s)

New York street wear brand Supreme is valued at a billion dollars and worn by celebrities like Madonna and Justin Bieber.

Usually it’s the one waging copyright lawsuits against other companies that use its trademarked red logo. But now it’s the defendant in a suit brought by Montana-based ASAT Outdoors, a clothing company that specializes in hunting gear. 

The snow covered Blackfeet Indian Reservation on December 12, 2019.
Katy Kittson / Blackfeet Transit

A ground blizzard is brewing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana. How is the tribe preparing for high winds and snow drifts?

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A photo of the Keystone Pipeline taken by a Flickr user in 2008.
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A new report says the Keystone XL pipeline would exacerbate the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana and other Northern Plains states in the project’s proposed path.

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