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Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

BOZEMAN — Gardiner resident Bonnie Lynn is bracing herself for another gut-wrenching bison hunt north of Yellowstone National Park.

December 14, 2014 12:55 pm Photos

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DOJ says Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

DOJ says Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug.

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Tribal rodeo official pleads guilty in corruption case

Another defendant has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a corruption investigation on the Rocky Boy's Reservation of northern Montana.

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More plea deals struck in tribal corruption case

Two more defendants in a sweeping corruption investigation into Montana’s Chippewa Cree tribe have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, according to court documents filed Monday.

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'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature

'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature

HELENA — G. Bruce Meyers says growing up on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, he was taught not to trust anything “white, rich or Republican,” and never questioned it.

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Tribal appeals court upholds 2013 election

HAVRE — The chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe — who was suspended more than 18 months ago and re-elected months later — was sworn in to office Thursday afternoon.

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Land buyback expands to 21 Indian communities

The U.S. Department of Interior says it's added 21 American Indian communities to a $1.9 billion program to consolidate tribal lands owned by multiple individuals. They are:

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MTV's 'Rebel Music'

MTV's 'Rebel Music'

Native American musicians and activists, from left, Mike Cliff, Frank Waln, Inez Jasper and Nataanii Means are featured in MTV World’s documentary series “Rebel Music: Native America,” which makes its debut Thursday on MTV’s Facebook page ahead of broadcast debuts on Viacom channels MTV2, mt…

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Frigid temperatures don't hinder medicine wheel ceremony at MSUB

Frigid temperatures don't hinder medicine wheel ceremony at MSUB

As she used a bowl filled with smoldering tobacco to smudge rocks adorned with the names of American military veterans, Montana State University Billings student Kaja Anderson listed off the names she hoped to add to the rocks.

November 12, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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North Dakota tribe to drill its own oil wells

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is planning to drill the first tribe-owned oil wells on its North Dakota reservation next year.

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Woman charged in slaying on Wind River Reservation

Woman charged in slaying on Wind River Reservation

CASPER, Wyo. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is charging a woman who lives on the Wind River Indian Reservation with beating her boyfriend to death.

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George F. Will: Football franchise tackled by the language police

WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let's hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to…

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No charges for officer involved in fatal Wind River Reservation shooting

RIVERTON, Wyo. — No federal charges will be filed against a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer who was involved in a fatal shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Wyoming wants appeals court to reject EPA's tribal boundary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s determination that Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally Indian Country.

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Feds award $2.2 million to Montana tribes

GREAT FALLS — The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded more than $2.2 million in grants to five Montana tribes to help them develop energy and mineral resources.

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Western Native Voice aims to get out American Indian vote

Western Native Voice aims to get out American Indian vote

By the time Election Day rolls around next month, Marci McLean has a pair of lofty goals in mind: She wants to see 55 percent participation rates among Native American voters living in targeted precincts, and she wants to register 2,000 new Native American voters.

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Gov. Mead says state has presented wolf solution

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf management to the state.

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'Time for a change': Lewis presents himself as something different in race for House seat

'Time for a change': Lewis presents himself as something different in race for House seat

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of stories about statewide candidates. A profile of Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke will run next Sunday.

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Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

CROW AGENCY — A steady stream of Crow Indians filed into the Crow Agency post office Wednesday morning to retrieve checks of at least $800.

September 17, 2014 11:18 am Photos

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Tribal members funneled cash from lending company

HELENA — The Chippewa Cree tribe’s former health director and two former leaders of a tribe-owned online payday loan company secretly received more than a third of the revenues of the company that has made $25 million since 2011, new court documents revealed.

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