The State-Tribal Relations Committee travels to Lame Deer, Crow Agency, and Billings in September. As the Legislature's liaison with tribes, the committee is scheduled to meet with the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council on the morning of Monday, September 18, in Lame Deer. The committee will meet with the Crow Tribal Council that afternoon in Crow Agency.
Also on the agenda that day are tours of the Northern Cheyenne Development Corporation Commerce Center and the Crow Agency Elementary School language immersion program, as well as discussions about Indian health care, missing persons in Indian Country, and ways to improve Indian student achievement.
On September 19, the committee will tour the Women's Prison in Billings and learn about community supervision of offenders on parole and probation. Improving access to tribal resources for tribal members on community supervision is the focus of the committee's SJ 3 study, which was requested by the 2017 Legislature.
Members of the 2017-2018 STRC include Senators Jennifer Gross (D-Billings), Steve Hinebauch (R-Wibaux), Jason Small (R-Busby), and Lea Whitford (D-Cut Bank) and Representatives Alan Doane (R-Bloomfield, Vice Chair), James O'Hara (R-Fort Benton), Rae Peppers (D-Lame Deer), and Jonathan Windy Boy (D-Box Elder, Chair).
The meeting will not be live streamed, but audio and video from the meeting will be archived at http://leg.mt.gov at a later date. For more information about the meeting, including a full agenda, visit the committee’s website or contact Hope Stockwell, committee staff.