State Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen has made a formal request of Attorney General Austin Knudsen to issue an opinion on the legality of teaching so-called antiracism and Critical Race Theory in Montana Public Schools. Montana is distinct in that the 1972 Constitution calls for the state to recognize the unique cultural heritage of the American Indian and is committed in its educational goals to the preservation of their cultural integrity. Subsequent legislation and court orders have mandated teaching about Native Americans in particular Montana tribes for all students in public schools.
A new database and portal for reporting missing and murdered Indigenous people has been announced for Montana tribes. USDA extension agent at Blackfeet Community College Drew Landry on the original website that led the way to this one.