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Guest opinion: Keep an eye on how Congress acts on voting rights

The right to vote is sacred. It is how we hold our leaders accountable and make sure our democracy is responsive to all citizens. Yet, today, powerful forces are intent on making voting more difficult instead of more accessible and it could hurt Montana families in Indian Country.

June 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Feature video: Herding the bison on the Fort Belknap Reservation

Feature video: Herding the bison on the Fort Belknap Reservation

In this video posted by YouTube user Todd Klassy, a four wheeler with a GoPro herds bison through a prairie this past fall.

April 09, 2014 3:39 pm Video Loading…

Judge: Montana Indian voting case can proceed

A voting rights lawsuit from members of three American Indian tribes in Montana will go forward after a federal judge rejected attempts by state and county officials to dismiss the case.

March 28, 2014 3:46 pm Related Loading…
9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Indian voting case

9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Indian voting case

PORTLAND, Ore. — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will soon decide whether American Indians in rural Montana were wrongly denied on-reservation satellite voting offices that the plaintiffs say are needed to make up for the long distances they must drive to reach county courthouses.

October 10, 2013 6:20 pmLoading…
Agreement made to transfer bison to Fort Belknap

Agreement made to transfer bison to Fort Belknap

GREAT FALLS  — State and tribal officials have signed an agreement to transfer 35 bison from the Fort Peck reservation to Fort Belknap.

August 14, 2013 12:18 pmLoading…

Court rejects tribal housing subsidy complaint

HELENA — An appeals court has dismissed the Fort Belknap tribal government’s request to prevent the federal government from recovering millions in housing subsidies that were overpaid to the central Montana reservation over a decade.

August 09, 2013 12:40 pmLoading…

Ups and Downs:

 Disaster aid. As requested by Gov. Steve Bullock, the White House approved a disaster declaration for Montana counties and reservations that suffered damages to roads and other structures in spring flooding. The counties included are Blaine, Chouteau, Custer, Dawson, Fergus, Garfield, Gold…

July 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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Spring flooding. By midweek, counties and reservations in northern and central Montana estimated flooding damage to roads, culverts and bridges at $2.85 million. Gov. Steve Bullock has declared an emergency for 15 counties and two reservations after two weeks of rain that produced more preci…

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

5 Montana reservations don't report DUIs to state

HELENA — Five of Montana’s seven American Indian reservations don’t report drunken-driving convictions to the state, and county prosecutors say the information void poses a safety risk for both repeat offenders and other drivers.

June 07, 2013 4:08 pmLoading…
Initial estimates put flooding damage at $2.85M

Initial estimates put flooding damage at $2.85M

HELENA — Counties and reservations in northern and central Montana estimate the flooding damage to roads, culverts and bridges at $2.85 million after two weeks of rain that topped waterways and reservoirs, state emergency officials said Thursday.

June 06, 2013 1:41 pm Related Loading…
Flooding emergency in 15 counties, 2 reservations

Flooding emergency in 15 counties, 2 reservations

GREAT FALLS — Gov. Steve Bullock declared an emergency Wednesday in 15 counties and two reservations due to widespread flooding in northern and central Montana.

June 05, 2013 4:38 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Let tribes restore wild, healthy bison to Montana

Guest opinion: Let tribes restore wild, healthy bison to Montana

Once again, the Montana Legislature is considering bills that would block tribes from restoring wild bison to our own tribal lands. By generally banning wild bison from Montana, House Bill 249 and Senate Bill 143 represent an astounding level of disrespect to the tribes of this state. We cal…

February 08, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
American Indians appeal satellite voting ruling

American Indians appeal satellite voting ruling

A group of American Indians are appealing a judge's ruling that denied their request to establish satellite voting offices on three Montana reservations.

November 09, 2012 2:01 pm Related Loading…
Judge denies satellite voting for Montana Indians

Judge denies satellite voting for Montana Indians

A federal judge on Tuesday denied an emergency order sought by a group of American Indians who wanted to force officials to provide satellite voting on Montana reservations, effectively putting off resolution of the issue until after Election Day.

October 30, 2012 6:03 pm Related Loading…
Montana Indians seek election order as time runs out

Montana Indians seek election order as time runs out

A group of American Indians returned to federal court Tuesday seeking an order that would force county election officials to set up satellite voting stations on remote Montana reservations in the final run-up to Election Day.

October 30, 2012 8:55 am Related Loading…
Guest opinion: Russell refuge can give bison a place to roam

Guest opinion: Russell refuge can give bison a place to roam

Some legislators last year introduced several bills hostile to the future of wild bison. Some tried to keep this animal completely off public lands. Others would classify wild bison and even elk as livestock. Thankfully, most of these restrictive and selfish bills died, suffered defeat or we…

May 19, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…

FWP to allow hunters to enforce bison control line

HELENA — Montana's wildlife commission voted Thursday to authorize hunters to shoot bison that stray beyond extended "tolerance areas" north of Yellowstone National Park, an attempt by officials to ease resistance to bison roaming in more parts of the state.

February 16, 2012 12:44 pmLoading…
FWP approves bison relocation to 2 reservations

FWP approves bison relocation to 2 reservations

HELENA — Montana officials on Friday approved the relocation of 68 quarantined bison from Yellowstone National Park to two Indian reservations amid intense debate over whether the animal that once populated the American West has a place on today's landscape.

December 09, 2011 12:55 pmLoading…
FWP recommends moving bison to Indian reservations

FWP recommends moving bison to Indian reservations

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials on Wednesday said they will recommend the relocation of 68 quarantined Yellowstone National Park bison to two Indian reservations after running into strong opposition by ranchers and landowners to proposals to move the animals to other parts of the state.

November 30, 2011 5:00 pm Related Loading…
MSU Billings sees increase in American Indian students

MSU Billings sees increase in American Indian students

Rolf Groseth’s call to enroll and graduate more American Indian students at Montana State University Billings was so important that he made a public point of it twice recently.

November 06, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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