2017 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

State and federal budgets both play a significant role in relieving poverty, promoting health, and building economic opportunity in Indian Country. Both also have a substantial impact on the lives of American Indians living on- and off-reservation in Montana. Recently, the 2017 Montana legislature considered a number of bills that held direct implications for American Indians in our state. This report 2017 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts is an overview.