State-Tribal Policy

Reports

Indigenous Representation in Redistricting

Every 10 years, states engage in redistricting - a process to redraw the geographic lines that divide districts for the U.S. House of Representatives, state legislatures, county commissioners, city...

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

All Montanans should have full and easy access to exercise their right to vote. Indigenous people disproportionately face barriers to voting access. Denying Indigenous Montanan’s full participation...

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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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An Outstanding Return on Investment: Tribal Colleges and Their Contributions to Montana

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Tribal Language Preservation Strengthens Communities But Needs Consistent Funding

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Policy Basics: Taxation Authority in Indian Country

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Blog Posts

End-of-Session State-Tribal Legislative Updates

With the 2019 legislative session behind us, it is time to share updates on a number of key bills that impact Indian Country. Montana State Budget House Bill (HB) 2, the General Appropriations...

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Traditional Tobacco, Commercial Tobacco and I-185

“We have to understand the context we place on tobacco. Are we using it in a respectful or an abusive way? Our communities are starting to understand the negative effects that commercial tobacco has...

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It takes American Indian women 21 months to earn what white men make in 12

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Guest Blog: 2016 State-Tribal Policy Symposium reflections

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2018 State-Tribal Symposium Sponsors

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Complexities of Criminal Jurisdiction and Justice Systems Failing Indian Country

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On the Road: MBPC Begins Annual Reservation Visits

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Preston Parish Joins the MBPC Team

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.