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The Montana Legislature's State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) is calling for a more rigorous and meaningful public comment process for the draft supplemental environmental impact statement recently released for the proposed pipeline in northeast Montana.

In a letter to Montana's congressional delegation, the STRC said the scheduling of one public meeting in the country was insufficient for ...


Barriers to voting by American Indians and improving communication between Child Protective Services and tribes are topics the Montana Legislature's State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) will discuss in Billings on November 11 and 12.

The two studies are part of the work plan the committee approved in August. The STRC will also learn about tribal treaty rights and land ...


The State-Tribal Relations Committee is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to participate in an official capacity in the work of the Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force.

The 2019 Legislature created the task force in the absence of a federal solution to the jurisdictional bureaucracy and lack ...


The State-Tribal Relations Committee will hold a conference call on Friday, September 27, at 2 p.m. to discuss sending a letter supporting Congressional reauthorization of the FUTURE Act, which provides federal funding to tribal colleges and expires on September 30.

Members of the STRC will attend the meeting by phone. Members of the public may ...


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