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 Power to Tax in Indian Country

Even though the novel coronavirus pandemic has pushed back Tax Day this year from April 15 to July 15, MBPC wanted to honor April 15, the day we all recognize as Tax Day under normal circumstances, by...

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Updates from the State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee Meeting

On March 5-6, the State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) met in Helena to discuss a wide variety of topics. To quickly recap the importance of STRC, the 2001 Montana Legislature passed Senate Bill...

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Federal Recognition of Tribes: Why it matters

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Native American Heritage Month: Why Voting Rights and Representation Matter

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Honoring American Indian Veterans this Veteran’s Day

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MBPC Hosts State-Tribal Policy Convening in Missoula

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

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Updates from the First State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee Meeting

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