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Native Americans

Polling place sign.
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New satellite election offices near and on American Indian Reservations in Montana saw low turnout before the primary, but state and tribal officials are still calling the effort to expand voting equality a success.

Sen. Kristin Hansen (R) SD-14.
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State lawmakers are criticizing the state health department’s plan for how to address the high suicide rate among Montana’s young Native Americans.

Satellite Voting Office Opening In Browning

Mar 28, 2016
Polling place sign.
IIP Photo Archive

A satellite voting office is opening on the Blackfeet Reservation for the first time. The new office in Browning would help reservation residents gain equal access to same-day voter registration.

Windmill at the Judith Gap, MT wind farm.
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A majority of Montanans think climate change is a very serious concern for the state. That’s according to a poll commissioned by the University of Montana and Stanford University. UM Political Science Professor Christopher Muste helped conduct the survey.

Solenex well site is the last remaining oil lease in Badger-Two-Medicine.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

The Obama administration has canceled a long disputed oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest, a few miles from Glacier National Park.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau
Eric Whitney

Denise Juneau is running as a Democrat for Montana’s lone seat in Congress.

Senator Steve Daines Wednesday criticized the Indian Health Service for what he says is too much spending on administration and not enough on actual health care.

Denise Juneau Officially Joins U.S. House Race
Corin Cates-Carney

Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau rallied support at the Capitol today as she filed her bid for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat. 

A bill asking for the end of capital punishment was voted down.
Courtesy Two Rivers Authority

Tuesday, Montana lawmakers will hear testimony on the growing concern that Native Americans are disproportionately represented in state prisons and jails.

10 total bison tags will be available on the American Prairie Reserve this fall
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Yellowstone National Park today said it will begin capturing wild bison on Monday. Several hundred animals will be transferred to tribal groups for slaughter this year.

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