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Native Americans In The United States

Conference goal is to foster business opportunities on reservations

Conference goal is to foster business opportunities on reservations

Charles Archambault remembers the tug-of-war in his soul, his dreams for the future against the pull of the past.

August 10, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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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 …

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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…

Guest opinion: American Indians still struggle 90 years after citizenship

Ninety years ago, the U.S. Congress granted American Indians the ironic right to become citizens of their own land.

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Indian liaison to prisons raising awareness

GREAT FALLS — The American Indian liaison for the state Department of Corrections says he's working to provide cultural awareness to agency staffers and to help Native American inmates prepare for their release.

December 27, 2013 9:42 amLoading…
Cheryl Belcourt named executive director of Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council

Cheryl Belcourt named executive director of 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.

September 03, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Government rolls out $1.9B Indian land buyback program

HELENA — U.S. government officials said Tuesday they are launching a $1.9 billion Native American land buyback program now that a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more than a century's worth of mismanaged trust royalties is settled.

December 18, 2012 1:08 pmLoading…
Washington students learn about N. Cheyenne connection to native plants

Washington students learn about N. Cheyenne connection to native plants

Linwood Tall Bull looked across Washington Elementary’s courtyard Monday afternoon at the several dozen children seated in front of him and told them that, from the right perspective, they’re a lot like the plants around them.

September 17, 2012 4:50 pm Photos

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$3.4 billion Indian land royalty settlement upheld

HELENA — A panel of appellate judges on Tuesday upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties were mismanaged by the Interior Department.

May 22, 2012 12:14 pmLoading…
MSUB Powwow honors traditions and generations

MSUB Powwow honors traditions and generations

Generations of Native American tribes from across Montana and Wyoming gathered for the 44th annual Montana State University Billings Powwow held at the Alterowitz Gym on Friday.

April 13, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Cobell funeral service set for Saturday

HELENA -- A funeral service for Native American activist Elouise Cobell will be held Saturday in Browning.

October 18, 2011 12:17 pmLoading…
Ruling clears way for appeals of Indian trust deal

Ruling clears way for appeals of Indian trust deal

HELENA -- A federal judge has cleared the path for appeals to move forward in a $3.4 billion U.S. government settlement over mismanaged American Indian land royalties, a ruling expected to further delay resolution of the 15-year lawsuit.

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Tour of historic Indian winter site planned

Bighorn National Recreation Area archaeaologist Cindy Norum will provide a guided tour through the historic winter home of generations of American Indians on Sept. 24.

September 13, 2011 11:45 amLoading…

Senate hearing in Montana examines Indian suicides

POPLAR - At this northeastern Montana Indian reservation, ground zero of a Native American child suicide epidemic, there aren't enough stories like 16-year-old Fanci Jackson's.

August 09, 2011 6:04 pmLoading…

SEC: Scams may target $3.4B Indian settlement

HELENA — The Securities and Exchange Commission warned Native Americans on Friday against scammers who may be coming after their share of a $3.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government.

July 29, 2011 10:10 pmLoading…

Cancer Watch: Organizations join forces to help American Indians with cancer issues

Cancer is the leading cause of death for the rural and urban American Indian population in Montana and Wyoming. National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, from April 17-23, is an opportune time to discuss this trend and suggest solutions.

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Notification begins in $3.4B Cobell settlement

Notification begins in $3.4B Cobell settlement

HELENA — A court-appointed media company has started a campaign to notify hundreds of thousands of Native Americans they may be beneficiaries of a $3.4 billion settlement.

January 26, 2011 2:29 pmLoading…
State works with American Indians to close gap on health disparities

State works with American Indians to close gap on health disparities

Montana health leaders did not need a report card to tell them they have areas that need improvement.

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Judge gives initial OK to $3.4B Indian settlement

Judge gives initial OK to $3.4B Indian settlement

HELENA — A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $3.4 billion settlement for Native Americans who say the government mismanaged their land royalties, paving the way to begin a search for hundreds of thousands of potential beneficiaries.

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