Tribal Issues

A memorial for Henny Scott set up with a photo and loving words
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it won’t pursue federal charges in the death of a young girl whose body was found near Lame Deer on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation late last year. The Office determined it could not prove foul play.

With the classes for language, culture and younger children facing high demand, the Blackfeet Nation is looking to grow the reservation's Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

The Crow Fair begins every third Thursday of August and features one of the biggest powwows in the country.

Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

As the Crow Nation steps into its new year following Crow Fair, one woman says goodbye to her throne. Olivia Reingold spent a day with Miss Crow Nation on one of the last days of her tenure.

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Logo
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Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced a new endorsement from a consortium of tribal leaders Monday.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock sits in front of campaign signs.
Four Directions / Vimeo

After missing the first Democratic presidential debate, Montana Governor Steve Bullock hopes to up his profile at the historic presidential forum for Native American issues this week.

Students stand in St. Ignatius High School
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A program designed to address mental health awareness is coming to four high schools on the Flathead and the Rocky Boys Reservations this school year. It’s part of a co-institutional million-dollar grant between Montana State University Extension and Stone Child College.

Tim Fox via Twitter


Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for the second time in Great Falls, Montana this weekend. The task force focused on the management of databases to find people and overlaps and gaps in jurisdictions for who is spearheading the search.

Shane Thomas McMillan / University of Montana School of Journalism’s Native News Project


A federal lawsuit about how the FBI handled a Crow man’s murder will be tried by a judge, not jury.

Tracy Spang / Bureau of Indian Affairs Forestry and Wildland Fire Management in Crow Agency


Crow firefighters contained their fifth dumpster fire of the season today in Pryor. It’s part of a trend following the discontinuation of county trash pick-up.

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