This summer, Indian Country will receive the largest infusion of federal money in the history of the United States. Rob Chaney reports in the Montana Standard that for Montana’s 13 tribes and seven reservations, that could mean around $500 million to spend recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying economic devastation. Already in Montana, tribal governments have launched multi-million dollar projects aimed at long-term problems on their reservations that burdened reservation communities long before the virus threatened their cultural survival.
The second Tow Rope Tour has come to an end, but a third is being planned in which Northern Broadcasting news and ag personalities travel to Montana communities looking for good with Havre in the spotlight last Thursday. MSU-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel talked about what part he plays.