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Confederated Salish And Kootenai Tribes

CSKT tribe, state officials reach Flathead water deal

CSKT tribe, state officials reach Flathead water deal

MISSOULA — Settling how to manage the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project has cleared the way for a larger water compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state of Montana.

December 12, 2014 10:30 amLoading…
Tribes battle a different type of invasive species — cats

Tribes battle a different type of invasive species — cats

POLSON — To a list that includes zebra mussels, lake trout, Eurasian watermilfoil, spotted knapweed and leafy spurge — invasive species all in these parts the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resources Department this week said there’s another non-native threat out there.

November 13, 2014 10:54 amLoading…
Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit

Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit

MISSOULA — Local government agencies, Indian tribes and a nonprofit environmental group have filed suit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

October 23, 2014 10:35 amLoading…
Improvement in Indian care needs to come from ground up, Tester says at summit

Improvement in Indian care needs to come from ground up, Tester says at summit

NINEPIPES LODGE — In May, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, heard testimony on poor health care services delivered to Native Americans in Montana and Wyoming.

October 08, 2014 9:50 amLoading…

Experts: CSKT compact based on reasonable science

HELENA — A legislative working group came to their final meeting Tuesday armed with a 100-page report that says the scientific modeling used in the state's water-rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is reasonable.

August 26, 2014 3:33 pmLoading…

Female grizzly, cubs relocated to Hungry Horse

KALISPELL — Wildlife biologists with the state and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes moved a 6-year-old female grizzly bear and her two male cubs from the Flathead Indian Reservation to a spot east of Hungry Horse Reservoir.

June 30, 2014 4:22 pmLoading…

Justices: Confession in 2005 murder can't be used to re-try man

POLSON — Prosecutors here cannot use a confession to re-try a man once convicted of deliberate homicide in the death of a former tribal chairman, the Montana Supreme Court ruled this week.

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Lawsuit filed against Ronan over police hiring

RONAN — A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes who says he was wrongly arrested by Ronan police has filed a lawsuit alleging the city violated his constitutional rights by hiring at least one unqualified officer.

June 17, 2014 10:50 amLoading…

5 Montana reservations next up in consolidation program

HELENA — Twenty-one American Indian reservations will be the focus of the next phase of a $1.9 billion program to buy fractionated land parcels owned by multiple individuals and turn them over to tribal governments, Interior Department officials said Thursday.

May 15, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…
Governor to renegotiate Flathead water compact

Governor to renegotiate Flathead water compact

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock plans to reopen limited negotiations for a water-rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

May 13, 2014 3:23 pm Photos

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IHS director resigns, citing 'great' challenges within the federal agency

IHS director resigns, citing 'great' challenges within the federal agency

Less than 18 months after being named director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service, a frustrated and emotional Anna Whiting-Sorrell has resigned, saying the challenges the federal agency faces are “great.”

May 02, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Discussions held on reopening Flathead water compact talks

HELENA — The chairman of the Montana Reserve Water Rights Commission says discussions have been held on reopening negotiations for a water-rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to include protections for irrigators living on or near the Flathead reservation.

March 18, 2014 4:01 pmLoading…

Flathead tribes sue over reservation water rights

HELENA — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are asking a federal judge to block two state courts from deciding on water rights on the Flathead reservation.

March 12, 2014 2:11 pmLoading…
CSKT to pay $18.3M for Kerr Dam; new name planned

CSKT to pay $18.3M for Kerr Dam; new name planned

PABLO — A price has been set for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to acquire Kerr Dam next year — and the number is tens of millions of dollars closer to what the tribes said it was worth than what PPL Montana had sought.

March 06, 2014 10:28 am Photos

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Flathead tribes to pay $18.3M for Kerr Dam

POLSON — The Salish and Kootenai tribes would have to pay nearly $18.3 million to acquire a northwestern Montana hydroelectric dam from PPL Montana, an arbitration panel has determined.

March 05, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…

Commission removes lake trout slot limit on south end of Flathead Lake

After a presentation on the Flathead Lake fishery by state biologist Mark Deleray in Helena on Thursday, Fish and Wildlife Commission Chairman Dan Vermillion asked a representative of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes — who co-manage the fishery with FWP — for his thoughts.

January 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ravalli County commission to apologize to tribe

HAMILTON — Ravalli County commissioners have drafted a letter of apology to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for derogatory comments made at the end of a meeting about protecting tribal land in the Bitterroot Valley.

November 28, 2013 11:15 pmLoading…

Ravalli County opposes putting tribal land in trust

HAMILTON — Ravalli County opposes a plan by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to put 58 acres of tribally owned land into federal trust, saying it will lose $808 in annual property taxes.

November 22, 2013 2:15 pmLoading…
Tribes say NorthWestern purchase doesn't change Kerr Dam plans

Tribes say NorthWestern purchase doesn't change Kerr Dam plans

MISSOULA — Negotiations between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and PPL Montana to transfer ownership of Kerr Dam to the tribes will continue as planned, despite the announcement Thursday that NorthWestern Energy will buy 11 of PPL’s hydroelectric dams – including Kerr.

September 30, 2013 11:51 amLoading…
CSKT health clinic in Polson

CSKT health clinic in Polson

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health Clinic in Polson provides health services to Native Americans. Many Native Americans will receive a good deal on health insurance through the new marketplace being implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act.

September 29, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

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