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Teacher shortages at Indian schools are a chronic problem

Teacher shortages at Indian schools are a chronic problem

Desperate for new teachers, Hays/Lodge Pole School District Superintendent Margaret Campbell has pulled out all the stops: A three-bedroom home to live in for $230 a month, with utilities paid; a $1,000 signing bonus; and even a dollar-for-dollar match for up to $300 on monthly student loan …

June 30, 2014 12:30 amLoading…
CSKT reaches agreement with feds on land buyback program

CSKT reaches agreement with feds on land buyback program

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.

January 31, 2014 10:15 amLoading…

Montana tribes reach land buyback agreements

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.

January 30, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Group forms to fight corruption on Montana reservations

HAVRE — Tribal members from several Montana Indian reservations say they're creating a group to fight corruption.

October 03, 2013 4:03 pmLoading…

Rocky Boy health director indicted for theft

HELENA — Prosecutors say that a Rocky Boy Indian Reservation official stole federal money to visit her husband when the ex-Chippewa Cree Tribal chairman was in prison for theft of tribal money.

June 19, 2013 11:32 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: State, tribes must work together to curb repeat DUI

Repeat DUI offenders are a menace to public safety.

June 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Federal-tribal crimefighting partnership pays off

The Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions report released this week by the Department of Justice previews a new era of partnership between the federal government and American Indian tribes. The report documents an unprecedented level of collaboration with tribal law enforcement, reg…

June 09, 2013 12:05 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…
County can't arrest tribal members on reservation

County can't arrest tribal members on reservation

HELENA — A state senator and Blackfeet leader who fled a traffic stop appears to have been right when he told a Glacier County sheriff's deputy the officer had no jurisdiction to arrest him.

May 31, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…
Report shows spike in reservation criminal cases

Report shows spike in reservation criminal cases

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — American Indian leaders who criticized the federal government for years over the way authorities handled major crimes on reservations will soon mark progress with the release of newly tracked statistics from the U.S. Justice Department.

May 30, 2013 1:01 amLoading…
Sequester hits those in need on Wind River Reservation

Sequester hits those in need on Wind River Reservation

CASPER, Wyo. — Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribal members are seldom fazed by federal budget cuts.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos



Wyoming lawmakers address Indian reservation crime

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers will hear testimony about reducing crime on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

June 19, 2012 7:27 amLoading…

Guest opinion: YouthBuild develops workers, improves communities

As elected leaders and policymakers struggle to kick-start our economy, a key element of recovery is education and training opportunities for low-income young people. In the Havre area, we know that youth training programs work because of the success of our YouthBuild program. It helps low-i…

February 29, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Feds investigate alleged Fort Peck lease scam

HELENA -- The federal government is investigating an alleged fraud scheme in which people handed over their savings to invest in what they believed was an oil and gas development project on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

December 22, 2011 8:58 amLoading…
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…

Montana victims of priest abuse being interviewed

GREAT FALLS - Native Americans who reported sexual abuse at Jesuit-run schools are telling their stories to court-appointed reviewers as part of an effort to determine how to distribute a $166.1 million settlement reached last month with an order of Jesuit priests.

April 28, 2011 9:30 amLoading…

Tribal leaders tell feds road funding needs fix

POLSON — Road fatalities on Indian reservations are three times the national average because road projects in Indian Country are inadequately funded, tribal leaders told federal officials Friday.

October 15, 2010 10:43 pmLoading…

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