Olivia Reingold

Tribal Affairs Correspondent

Olivia Reingold is the Tribal Affairs 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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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.

A welcome sign for Crow Country.
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As Attorney General William Barr visited Montana to unveil his plan to address the crisis of missing people in Indian Country, a tribe across the state has declared an emergency over what they say is a lack of policing on their reservation.

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advanced two bills this week that aim to beef up law enforcement’s response to the missing persons crisis in Indian Country.

A comment box from the U.S. State Department for thoughts on an recently updated environmental draft for the Keystone XL pipeline on October 29, 2019.
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The public has until midnight Monday to comment on the recently updated draft environmental impact study for the Keystone XL pipeline. Commenters include Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock.

A welcome sign for Crow Country.
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Crow women face long wait times, drives and confidentiality concerns when it comes to receiving reproductive healthcare. That’s according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation released Thursday.

Navajo Transitional Energy Company

Navajo Nation leaders say the Tribe won’t financially back bonds for a subsidiary energy company that recently acquired three mines in Montana and Wyoming. 

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The State-Tribal Relations Committee is pressing Montana’s Congressional delegation to do more to increase public input and tribal consultation on the Keystone XL pipeline. The move comes as the end of the public comment period for a recently updated environmental statement nears.

Montana State University Billings dedicated a new sweat lodge on campus November 12, 2019.
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Montana State University Billings announced the opening of a sweat lodge on its campus Tuesday. It’s part of the university’s effort to retain indigenous students.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office is hosting training sessions in Montana this week for indigenous communities about how to enter missing persons cases into a public database. Some people involved in the MMIP movement say that entries aren’t the problem. The database is.

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