Crow Agency

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Fire managers on the Crow Reservation are calling back crews this week, in anticipation of rising fire potential.

Grant Bulltail sits at the bottom of Buffalo Jump located in the Rosebud Battlefeild State Park, Mt.
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A Crow storyteller just won a national award for his craft. Grant Bulltail is one of nine recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship for folk and traditional arts. It's an annual prize awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Della Bighair-Stump, Traci Rabbit and Carrie Moran McCleary are three of the nine artists at the inaugural Tribal Marketplace at Yellowstone National Park, June 11-14, 2019.
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Yellowstone National Park launches its inaugural Tribal Marketplace and fashion show this week to highlight Native American artists and Plains Tribes culture. Three of the artists share how they blend traditional and modern design elements.

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NPR’s recent Student Podcast Challenge received entries from 25,000 students across the country. That includes a group of fifth graders from Crow Agency in southeast Montana.

NPR announced its student podcast finalists earlier this month, and while the Crow Agency students didn’t win, NPR host Rachel Martin gave their submission a nod in a segment about standout entries.

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer

Authorities are handing out bottled water at Crow Agency in southeast Montana after water line breaks in an old tribal building left residents without clean water.

Multiple businesses have donated bottled water over the weekend, and authorities have provided port-a-potties.

Stell Passes of Crow Agency said her home has been without any water since Friday. She said she’s taken her kids to shower in Hardin and Billings, and she says her brother brought in water from Hardin.

She also said she’s been refilling the toilet water tank in her home.

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This year’s fire season has passed. Now, fire managers are looking ahead to next year’s season. Setting low-intensity, “prescribed” fires is part of keeping forests healthy.