Critic Says Public Missing Persons Database Comes Up Short For MMIP
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.
Federal Grant To Bring Mental Health Awareness To Flathead, Rocky Boys High Schools
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.
Bill Aims To Fund Suicide Prevention in Native American Communities
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.
Low Turnout At Reservation Satellite Voting Offices Ahead Of Primaries
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.
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.