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Flathead Reservation

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…
Government makes buyback offers on Indian lands

Government makes buyback offers on Indian lands

HELENA — The U.S. government has offered to buy parcels of land from nearly 2,100 landowners on the Flathead Reservation as part of an effort to consolidate land that has been split into fractional interests over the years.

September 09, 2014 11:51 amLoading…

Female grizzly, 2 cubs relocated again

KALISPELL — A family of grizzly bears that had eaten corn and carrots from a garden in the Creston area and was spotted walking through yards on several occasions has been captured and relocated to a remote area on the Flathead Reservation.

August 27, 2014 11:35 amLoading…
New agreement proposed for bison range management

New agreement proposed for bison range management

HELENA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new agreement to share management of the National Bison Range with American Indian tribes claiming historical and cultural ties to the land, following the failure of two previous deals in the past decade.

August 05, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

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.

April 19, 2013 6:13 amLoading…

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.

April 17, 2013 7:50 am Related Loading…

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.

December 01, 2012 8:29 amLoading…
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

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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