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  Compact Updates

• The rules committee just voted 9-6 to uphold a ruling by Speaker of the House Austin Knudson that SB 262, the water bill, will need a 2/3 vote to pass. When the house reconconvenes, it will likely overrule that ruling, and allow a simple majority to pass the compact.

Memo to House Judiciary Committee regarding CSKT Off-Reservation Treaty Rights.
Read it by clicking here.

  Top Story

Passage of the CSKT Water Compact Bill could be close by the time you read this
t April 16, 2015
Tribal Elder Louie Adams sits near compact opponents, including Dr. Kat Vandermoer, left, at the water compact hearing last weekend. (Corky Clairmont, photo)
Tribal Elder Louie Adams sits near compact opponents, including Dr. Kat Vandermoer, left, at the water compact hearing last weekend. (Corky Clairmont, photo)

  Featured

Together We Thrive April 16, 2015

Poet Victor Charlo inspires elementary students to write April 16, 2015

  Local

Jade Buckskin toughens her hide for MMA-style competition April 16, 2015

Two tagged fish caught during fourth week of 2015 Spring Mack Days April 16, 2015

  Regional

Legislature advances proposed Indian language programs April 16, 2015

US Senate field hearing focuses on coal in Indian country April 16, 2015

  Health

THD and IHS are not the same April 16, 2015

Baby Fair wants to help families April 16, 2015

THHS Business Office Executive Director Joe Durglo seeks to streamline processes April 16, 2015

  Education

SMILE ! You’re about to be Photographed: Kaleb Durglo April 16, 2015

This week in Tribal History April 16, 2015

  Opinion

Water Rights in jeopardy without compact April 16, 2015

CSKT Water Compact shouldn’t be take it or leave it April 16, 2015

  Announcements

Bitterroot Culture Camp announced Apri l9, 2015

Public Invited to Celebrate Native Culture During Annual Kyi-Yo Powwow April 16, 2015

Students encouraged to submit artwork April 16, 2015

The Peoples’ Center “Sunday History Series” scheduled throughout 2015 January 29, 2015


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Download the CSKT Constitution and Hellgate treaty by clicking here.


Download the IRS settlment exception ruling document by clicking here.


Report on the Proposed Water Rights Compact has been released by the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission. Download it by clicking here. (2.7 MB)


Read about the Land Buy-Back program.

Download it by clicking here. (1.8 MB)