A bill that aims to address the nation’s high number of missing and murdered indigenous women were signed into law by President Donald Trump on Saturday, Oct. 10. Savanna’s Act attempts to put attention to the issue. The law will improve coordination and data collection between tribal, state, local and federal law enforcement when there are cases involving missing and murdered Native women.
15 October 2020
Sonya Hawk-Martell and Dezi Adams have been named employees of the month for September at Northside Elementary School in Wolf Point. Hawk-Martell is classified staff. “She is being recognized for being extremely helpful in the math classes,” said principal Georgie Gourneau. Certified staff Dezi Adams teaches fourth grade. “She has such a positive way about her teaching,” said
Governor Steve Bullock held a virtual town hall Monday, Oct. 12, with Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board councilwoman Patricia Iron Cloud, president Andy Werk Jr. of Fort Belknap, chairman Tim Davis of the Blackfeet Tribe, Rep. Sharon Stewart-Peregoy of the Crow Tribe and president Rynalea Whiteman-Pena of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. During the event, Bullock and tribal leaders discussed how to
08 October 2020
New Southside School principal Ken Steele told the Northern Plains Independent that he and his family had been preparing for a move overseas when the COVID-19 pandemic began. He said a planned move to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, didn’t seem advisable with health threats from the virus. Instead, he brought wife Vilma and 16-year-old son Aaron to Wolf Point. “It’s not like anyplace else,”