Fort Belknap Indian Community

A welcome sign for Crow Country.
Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

Montana’s tribal nations say their first responders and medical professionals are short on equipment needed to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.

A close-up of industrial hemp,  July 16, 2013.
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The Montana Department of Agriculture received the green light late last week on its hemp plan after outlining how it would meet stricter federal regulations, including testing and sampling. Some farmers may experience more stringent regulations in 2021.

Fort Belknap tribal seal
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio


The Montana Department of Commerce has awarded $700,000 in grants across eight tribal governments for tribal language revitalization efforts. 

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

A Fort Belknap council member briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday about roadblocks to homeownership.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox at a podium.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio


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

A train ships pieces of pipeline materials.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

Attorneys for the Trump administration want a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska.

A train ships pieces of pipeline materials.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau


Nebraska’s highest court approved the Keystone XL pipeline’s route through the state Friday. That makes Montana the focus of efforts to halt the project’s construction.