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Flathead Reservation

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…

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…
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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Pablo students capture tribal history, community through a lens

Pablo students capture tribal history, community through a lens

MISSOULA — A new exhibit is now on display at the Zootown Arts Community Center that shows the Flathead Reservation through the eyes of its young residents.

November 14, 2013 12:49 pmLoading…
Tribal ownership, operation of Kerr Dam will be historic, lawyer says

Tribal ownership, operation of Kerr Dam will be historic, lawyer says

MISSOULA — Taking over ownership and operations of Kerr Dam will be both a historic and legal triumph for the Flathead Reservation, according to a lawyer who’s shepherded the deal through 10 tribal councils.

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District Court judge blocks vote on Flathead water compact

ST. IGNATIUS – Approximately 80 people – two of them holding signs reading “Don’t steal our water” – showed up Tuesday morning for a special meeting of the Flathead Joint Board of Control.

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Meeting held for Bitterroot irrigators

HAMILTON – Bitterroot Valley irrigators will not be impacted by a water compact in the works between the state, federal government and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

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Many fear Flathead Reservation water compact will cripple farms

Many fear Flathead Reservation water compact will cripple farms

ST. IGNATIUS — You don’t have to go far to find people who aren’t happy with – and some who flat out oppose – the proposed water compact between Montana, the United States and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes that’s up for public review right now.

November 23, 2012 8:32 am Photos

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Census shows growth at 4 Montana reservations

GREAT FALLS — The population grew on four of Montana's seven American Indian reservations, with the largest increase a 24 percent jump recorded at the state's smallest reservation, new census data show.

March 28, 2011 7:18 am Related Loading…

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