Rocky Boy's Reservation


The U.S. Attorney’s Office is hosting training sessions in Montana this week for indigenous communities about how to enter missing persons cases into a public database. Some people involved in the MMIP movement say that entries aren’t the problem. The database is.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced it’s awarding four tribal governments in Montana a collective $2.9 million to improve public safety efforts.

A program designed to address mental health awareness is coming to four high schools on the Flathead and the Rocky Boys Reservations this school year. It’s part of a co-institutional million-dollar grant between Montana State University Extension and Stone Child College.

3,000 people might run out of water this summer on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, but a bipartisan bill moving through U.S. Congress could bring some much-needed relief.

Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy (D), HD-32.
Mike Albans

A group of bills moving through the Montana legislature aim to address the state’s high suicide rate. Legislation introduced on Monday would fund grants in Native American communities, where the suicide rate among kids is more than five times higher than it is statewide.

Seal of the Chippewa Cree Tribes
Josh Burnham

Authorities say it is now safe for people living on the Rocky Boy's Reservation to drink their tap water again. The Environmental Protection Agency lifted a boil order today.

Polling place sign.
IIP Photo Archive

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.

Appeals Court Upholds Ex-Tribal Leader's Prison Sentence

Apr 13, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the prison sentence of a former Chippewa Cree tribal chairman. Bruce Sunchild was sentenced last year to 34 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to theft, accepting a bribe and income tax evasion.

Seal of the Chippewa Cree Tribes
Josh Burnham

The federal government says the health board on the Rocky Boy’s reservation should repay Washington about $300,000. A Health and Human Services department office of inspector general’s report issued Wednesday says the Chippewa Cree Tribe overpaid salaries and benefits between 2011 and 2013.

Bill Funding Native Language Programs Passes

Apr 23, 2015
Jonathan Windy Boy
Courtesy Montana Legislature

A bill making Montana the second state in the nation to provide funds for Native language immersion programs in public schools passed in the legislature today.