State-Tribal Policy

We have a unique obligation in Montana to our tribal communities. Often, American Indians in our state face significant challenges including poverty, unemployment, and lack of access to education, health care, and other necessities. By focusing on these issues, we hope to reduce the inequality seen in these communities.

Policy Basics: Taxes in Indian Country. Part 1 – Individual Tribal Members

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July 25, 2017 Few people understand the nuances of how taxes work in Indian Country. As a result, taxation authority in Indian Country has been one of the most litigated issues between tribes, states, and local governments. Furthermore, there is much misinformation and many missed opportunities for innovative and mutually beneficial inter-governmental collaborations that respect tribal sovereignty. 

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September 1, 2017
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Throughout the month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members will unite to engage the general public about suicide prevention and the ways we publicly invest in suicide prevention efforts.