Tribal Issues

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This Sunday, State Representative Shane Morigeau (D-Missoula) entered the race to become Montana’s State Auditor. Affordable healthcare is at the forefront of his platform.

Three bison walk through sagebrush in front of snowcapped mountains.
Jacob Byk / National Wildlife Federation


Five bison from Montana’s Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes arrived on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming Wednesday night. The exchange is part of an effort to restore bison populations across Indian Country.

exterior of the Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center
Jess Sheldahl / Yellowstone Public Radio


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.

Sheild of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribal
Little Shell Tribe / http://www.montanalittleshelltribe.org/


Montana’s Little Shell Tribe is closer than it’s ever been to becoming recognized by the federal government following a vote in the U.S. Senate Thursday.

Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

A Native foods summit brought tribal leaders, advocates, and educators together in Billings Monday to talk about access to traditional indigenous foods.

Chef Mariah Gladstone stood in front of almost 250 attendees for a live cooking demonstration.

She blended together a pesto made from a wild green, Lamb’s Quarters, and a member of the audience stepped in as a taste-tester.

Sheild of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribal
Little Shell Tribe / http://www.montanalittleshelltribe.org/

Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester found a new place for a bill that federally recognizes the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Last night, they placed it within the National Defense Authorization Act.

Missing Woman Jermain Austin Charlo
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Jermain Austin Charlo has been missing for exactly a year as of Sunday. But her family hopes that answers are on the way. That's because the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes recently increased their reward for information on her disapearance.

Nadya Kwandibens / The National Inquiry

After two years in the making, the Canadian government released its National Inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous persons on Monday. The report concluded that the violence committed against indigenous communities amounts to a “race-based genocide” by the Canadian government.

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


Montana Attorney General Tim Fox on Thursday announced the members of a new task force that will address missing and murdered indigenous persons throughout the state.

Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

Northern Cheyenne tribal leadership and partners are striving to find solutions to unemployment from within the community.

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