Montana-wyoming Tribal Leaders Council
The widow of Gordon Belcourt, one of the Rocky Mountain West’s most influential Native American leaders, has been named as his successor to head the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council.
Belcourthas been named executive director of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council. She is the widow of Gordon Belcourt, who died in July.
The state of Montana — and all of Indian Country — has a lost an influential leader.
PRYOR — Tyrell Little Light doesn’t remember a life without the images of suicide haunting his young mind.
Gordon Belcourt, Executive Director of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, discusses the reasons for the high rate of suicides by Native Americans.
Attorney General Tim Fox pledged his help Thursday morning to boost safety for Montana’s Indian tribes.
Gordon Belcourt, executive director of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, discusses the reasons for the high rate of suicides among Native Americans on Montana's Indian reservations.
When a Fort Belknap teenager shot himself in March of last year, he left a note telling those who loved him that they shouldn't start wondering why.
All the reasons that put young people at risk of suicide in the country at large are amplified on Indian reservations.
It's not hard to believe that historical trauma still colors the lives of American Indian people.
American Indians need their cultural roots for strength and identity, but many tribes are losing their language and religious traditions as their older members die.
On the wood walls of a church camp meeting room, lists scrawled on butcher paper defined reasons American Indians drop out of school.