Flathead Indian Reservation
POLSON — Reintroduction of the trumpeter swan to the Flathead Indian Reservation has been a “highly successful” undertaking, according to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal authorities.
PABLO – Two Montana Indian tribes – including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai – are among the first in the nation to finalize agreements with the federal government to facilitate a Native American land buyback program.
Leaders of two Montana Indian reservations finalized agreements with the federal government Thursday under a program to buy and consolidate Native American property now split between numerous owners, so tribes can put it to more productive use.
PABLO – Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal members will have an unusually long list of candidates to sift through when they go to the polls Saturday for the Tribal Council primary election.
PABLO — By now, Vern Clairmont said, the federal government ought to have figured out what happens when it fails to live up to the Indian trust responsibilities it agreed to long ago.
The father of two boys who died in an irrigation canal on the Flathead Indian Reservation in 2010 is suing the U.S. government for not providing safeguards and warnings against the dangers of the waterway near a public campsite.
MISSOULA — Smoke poured into the Missoula Valley on Sunday from fires burning in the region, and it could be even more thick and possibly “unhealthy” by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service and the Missoula City-County Health Department.
ST. IGNATIUS — An earthen dam built 94 years ago on the Flathead Reservation is getting a facelift this month, preparing it for a flood that occurs once every 1,000 years.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Two brown bears that were removed from the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana have arrived at their new home in Tucson.
MISSOULA — Dale Becker still can’t believe how many motorists miss seeing the wildlife overpass arcing over U.S. Highway 93 atop Evaro Hill.
POLSON — District Judge C.B. McNeil of Polson has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 5.
HELENA — The Montana Legislature's failure to ratify a water-rights compact has left the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes no choice but to take legal action, a tribal spokesman said.
ST. IGNATIUS — With a proposed water rights compact dead in the Montana Legislature, no commissioners on the Flathead Joint Board of Control made a motion Monday concerning a referendum vote of member irrigators that they had previously authorized.
HELENA — Republicans on two House committees Wednesday voted to kill separate bills that would have ratified or studied a proposed water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in western Montana.
HELENA – The bill to ratify the controversial water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won’t pass this Legislature, its sponsor said Friday – but he’s working on an alternative proposal.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has stepped into the complex legal battle over a proposed tribal water-rights compact on the Flathead Indian Reservation, suspending the case while it decides whether to take control of it.
HELENA — A contentious water rights agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Western Montana is headed for the Montana Legislature, where its sponsor said Wednesday that he’s hopeful it can be ratified.
MISSOULA -- A grizzly bear has ambled across the southern border of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and onto Missoula’s urban fringe.
ARLEE – When the high school students in the Bitterroot Valley finished reading a Sherman Alexie novel last year, their teacher was concerned with the primary impact the book by the Native American author seemed to have on them.
POLSON — Authorities say a Polson woman who reported seeing what she believed to be two wolves in her yard inside the city limits Friday was probably correct.