Northern Cheyenne

Kayla Desroches / KMXT

As Congress considers bills to address the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women, reservation communities are tired of waiting.

Today, Northern Cheyenne tribal members are holding the third memorial march for a young girl whose body was found in late December, three weeks after her mother last spoke to her.

Kayla Desroches / YPR

Roughly 70 people gathered in Lame Deer Wednesday on what would’ve been Henny Scott’s fifteenth birthday.

Scott’s body was found late last month near her community on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeastern Montana. She is one of many indigenous women and girls who have gone missing across North America in recent years.

The Last Piece Of Ground

Feb 14, 2018
Lacy Jane Roberts

Robin Sterritt, a mechanical engineer who’s lived in Colstrip, Montana, for thirty years, points to the cloud of steam where the town’s famous smokestacks typically loom. It’s four degrees and the towers are hidden behind the heavy fog. “A day like today, everybody’s got the heat on,” he said.

Normally the smokestacks are hard to miss; they’re the tallest man-made structures in the state. On a clear day, you can see them thirty miles before you drive into Colstrip, a tidy town of 2300 in the southeast corner of Montana. Colstrip isn’t on the way to many places. It’s out here for only one reason: coal. 

Field Days: Drought

Jul 31, 2017
courtesy Sterling Small

On the final episode of the first season of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small makes a tough call on his late-planted barley crop.

  

courtesy Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small's ranch is threatened by a fire that has already burned more than 30,000 acres.


courtesy Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small gets together with relatives at a family reunion that drew hundreds.


Field Days: A Busted Knee

Jul 10, 2017
courtesy Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small tries to work out how to run his ranch with a busted knee.


Field Days: Bulldogging Woes

Jul 3, 2017
Courtesy of Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small’s bulldogging event goes awry.


courtesy of Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small talks about branding his cattle with three dozen relatives and a faulty vaccination gun. 


courtesy of Sterling Small

On this episode of Field Days, Northern Cheyenne rancher Sterling Small talks about his day job at the Indian Health Service in Lame Deer.


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