Confederated Salish And Kootenai Tribes
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.
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.
MISSOULA — Local government agencies, Indian tribes and a nonprofit environmental group have filed suit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock plans to reopen limited negotiations for a water-rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.