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.
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.
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.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.