Leonard Smith

56 Counties: Mandy Smoker Broaddus, Leonard Smith

Apr 6, 2020
courtesy Leonard Smith and Mandy Smoker Broaddus

Roosevelt County is located in the northeast corner of Montana, bordering North Dakota on the East. Three fourths of the county is made up of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, home of the Assiniboine Tribe, as well as three branches of the Sioux tribe, the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota. Mandy Smoker Broaddus and Leonard Smith both spent much of their formative years on the Fort Peck Reservation, and have spent most of their careers trying to give other Native Americans opportunities to better their lives.


exterior of the Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center
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The Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center hosted a health fair and open house Thursday to celebrate the opening of their new chemical dependency program.

U.S. Census Bureau Regional Director Cathy Lacy speaks at a podium
Nicky Ouellet / Yellowstone Public Radio

Billings became one of the first cities in the West to open a US Census Office Tuesday.

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Native Americans in the Billings-area now can use a clinic tailored to their needs. The Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Clinic fills the void after the abrubt closure of a clinic 18 months ago by the Indian Health Board of Billings.