Sally Thompson, archaeologist, ethnographer, ethnohistorian, and lead author of 'PEOPLE BEFORE THE PARK: The Kootenai and Blackfeet Before Glacier National Park,' talks about some of the stories contained in the book, which she co-wrote with the Kootenai Culture Committee and the Pikunni Traditional Association.
Step out of a world governed by clocks and calendars and into the world of the Kootenai and Blackfeet peoples, whose traditional territories included the area that is now Glacier National Park.
The ACLU Montana is investigating a human rights complaint at Montana State University-Northern in Havre. The Sweetgrass Society, a Native American student group, says there’s a deeper issue on campus—and it's been going on for months.
Threshold Season 01 - Episode 02: 'The Red Man Was Pressed'
How did we go from more than 50 million wild bison to just 23 free-roaming animals? And how does the decimation of the herds relate to the oppression of Native Americans? Find out on this episode of Threshold.
ByCole Grant - UM Legislative News Service•Feb 8, 2017
Lawmakers Consider Switching Name Of Columbus Day To Montana Heritage Day
Lawmakers in Helena are considering changing the name of Columbus Day to Montana Heritage Day. Many proponents of House Bill 322, including Democratic Rep. Bridget Smith of Wolf Point, say part of the bill is about correcting misinformation about the discovery of America.
Dakota Pipeline Protests 'Part Cultural Movement' UM Journalists Report
There are now thousands of people protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Last weekend, a team of student reporters from the University of Montana made the 12-hour drive to the Sacred Stone Camp to cover the media’s coverage of the protest.
Montanan Joins Natives From Across The U.S. Protesting Dakota Access Pipeline
The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota are drawing hundreds of people from across the country, including Montana’s Indian reservations. MTPR's Nicky Ouellet spoke with a Flathead Reservation resident who’s there now.
Old Keb Wisting is somewhere around ninety-five years old (he lost count awhile ago) and in constant pain and thinks he wants to die. He also thinks he thinks too much. Part Norwegian and part Tlingit Native (“with some Filipino and Portuguese thrown in”), he’s the last living canoe carver in the village of Jinkaat, in Southeast Alaska.