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 recent report from The Montana Department of Health and Human Services found that medication-assisted treatments for opioid addiction are becoming more accessible throughout the state. 

A screenshot from the controversial pep rally video
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A Montana high school is investigating a video that has offended some community members for its depiction of Native Americans.

Members of Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for their second meeting in Great Falls August 10.
Tim Fox via Twitter

Tribal leaders in Montana are pulling out of the Attorney General’s task force for missing and murdered indigenous people after he announced his intent to support the Keystone XL pipeline in court.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox at a podium.
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Montana’s Attorney General is seeking to enter a lawsuit in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

A woman uses chalk to write the words "No more missing women".words 'No more missing sisters' at Vancouvers Womens Memorial March
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Montana’s Big Horn County will establish a task force to investigate missing persons cases following the death of a girl there.

Members of Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for their second meeting in Great Falls August 10.
Tim Fox via Twitter

Montana’s Congressional delegation is asking the Federal Bureau of Investigations to reinstate a full-time human trafficking agent in the state.

Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for a third time  in Billings Friday, Sept. 27.

Charyl Eagle came to the meeting to make sure task force members address how meth and human trafficking might affect Montana’s high rate of missing indigenous people.

Members of Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for their second meeting in Great Falls August 10.
Tim Fox via Twitter

 

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced his agency will host a second missing persons training, this time for people living and working in eastern Montana.

Steve Daines talks about the issue of broadband the tribes are facing
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Lawmakers and tribal representatives urged the Federal Communications Commission to do more to expand broadband access in Indian Country this week. 

Apsaalooke Nights Casino
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The Crow Legislature is considering a bill that would introduce alcohol on the Tribe’s Reservation. It’s part of a plan to revitalize the Crow economy with casino dollars.

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