Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Recognition of the Impact of Indian Country’s Contributions

Indigenous Peoples’ Day falls on October 14 this year. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a celebration of indigenous history, culture, existence, and...

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MBPC Hosts State-Tribal Policy Convening in Missoula

On September 10 and 11, MBPC brought together partners from Montana, the District of Columbia, and ten other states for a two-day event, “Collective...

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Equal Pay Day for American Indian Women Is Six Months Behind National Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day for American Indian women is September 23, 2019. It marks the amount of time an American Indian woman has to work into 2019 to make in...

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New Census Data: Numbers Show that Assistance Programs like SNAP and EITC Work

On September 10th, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2018 national estimates on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage. It also released the...

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Thirteen numbers on Friday the 13th, that Montana needs to fix.

Today is Friday the 13th. Instead of our usual number of the week, we picked thirteen statistics that the team at MBPC, with the help of thoughtful...

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One Tax System for Most of us, A Second Tax System for the Wealthy

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently reported on the inequities in our nation’s tax system. Big corporations and the wealthy are...

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Updates from the First State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee Meeting

On Monday, August 26, the State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) held its first meeting of the interim. During the 2001 legislative session, the...

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Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming Food Systems

The consequences of colonization on indigenous peoples and nations are well-documented and far-reaching, and food is no exception. As colonists and...

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