State-Tribal Policy

Reports

2023 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

In May, Montana’s 68th Legislature adjourned. It closed with several vital bills that impact American Indians living in Montana. This report summarizes some of the bills relevant to tribal...

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Urban Indian Organizations: A Critical Community Resource Worth Investing In

Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) emerged to provide urban Indian people with health and social services. UIOs continue to be a critical resource for the communities they serve, including non-Indian...

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Policy Basics: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

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Indigenous Representation in Redistricting

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Access to the Ballot: Uphold Democracy by Strengthening the Indigenous Vote

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Build Back Better Would Invest in Tribal and Urban Indian Communities

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2021 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

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Medicaid Expansion in Indian Country: Improving the Health of Individuals and Communities

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Tourism Could Be an Economic Driver in Indian Country, With Focus and Investment

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Economic Development in Indian Country: A State Investment with Continued Returns

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Blog Posts

The Inflation Reduction Act Invests in Clean Energy and Climate Resilience for Tribal Nations

American Indian and Alaska Native peoples are the first and original stewards of the land and waters in the United States. However, many tribal nations are disproportionately impacted by climate...

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Indian Education for All

Montana is the only state constitutionally requiring American Indian cultural heritage and history to be taught in classrooms. This provision is known as Indian Education for All (IEFA). The...

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The Indian Child Welfare Act: What It Means to Protect Tribal Sovereignty

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2023 State-Tribal Legislative Updates

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2022 State-Tribal Handbook

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Dividing Montana: Redistricting and Equal Representation on the Line

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Position Announcement: State-Tribal Policy Fellow

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After 400 Years: It is Time to Honor the Treaties

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