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The following is an agenda send to NBC Montana for the Joint Meeting of the Tribal Council of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and representatives of the Montana Legislature. 

Joint Meeting of the

Tribal Council of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the

State-Tribal Relations Committee of the Montana Legislature

 

CSKT Tribal Chambers, Pablo MT

Monday, April 28, 2014

 

 

8:30                Call to Order and Roll Call

  • Mr. Ronald Trahan, Chairman, CSKT Tribal Council, and Senator Jonathan Windy Boy, Chairman, STR Committee

 

 

8:30                Welcome and Introductions

  • Mr. Ronald Trahan, Chairman, CSKT Tribal Council, and Senator Jonathan Windy Boy, Chairman, STR Committee

 

 

8:40                Opening Blessing

  • Mr. Tony Incashola, Director, Salish Culture Committee

 

CSKT Tribal Council Portion of Agenda

 

8:45                Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act

  • Mr. Thomas McDonald, CSKT Natural Resources Department

                                Mr.Brian Upton, Attorney, Legal Department    

 

9:15                Access to State Education Funding for Two Eagle River School and Northern Cheyenne School

  • Teresa Wall-McDonald, Tribal Council Support

 

 

9:45                Health Issues-Medicaid Expansion

  • Kevin Howlett, THHS Director

 

 

 

10:15              Break

 

State-Tribal Relations Committee Portion of Agenda

 

(Proposed time frames include presentation as well asquestion & answer)

 

10:30              Administrative matters

 

 

10:45              Update on Governor's Office of Indian Affairs Activities

  • Mr. Casey Lozar, Director, State-Tribal Economic Development Commission, Department of Commerce

 

 

11:15              Catered Lunch(by invitation)

 

 

12:15              Summary of Fort Belknap and Crow Follow-up Activities

  • Mr. Casey Barrs, Legislative Analyst, Legislative Services Division

 

 

12:45              Language Preservation Pilot Program

  • Mr. Casey Barrs, Legislative Analyst, Legislative Services Division
  • Mr. Tony Incashola, Director, Salish Culture Committee
  • Ms. Patricia Hewankorn, Director, Kootenai Culture Committee
  • Mr. Chaney Bell, Salish Language Coordinator, Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee

 

 

1:45                Bison Management

  • Mr. Casey Barrs, Legislative Analyst, Legislative Services Division
  • Mr. Thomas McDonald, CSKT Natural Resources Department
  • Mr. Brian Upton, Attorney, CSKT Legal Department

 

 

2:15                Public Comment

 

 

2:30                Break

 

 

 

2:45                CSKT Water Compact (15 minutes maximum per speaker)

  • Mr. Ronald Trahan, Chairman, CSKT Tribal Council
  • Ms. Melissa Hornbein, Special Assistant Attorney General, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission
  • Mr. Duane Mecham, Senior Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Jon Metropoulus, Attorney, Flathead Irrigation District
  • Mr. Alan Mikelsen,Attorney, Jocko Irrigation District

 

 

4:00                Committee and Council Question and Answer on Water Compact

 

 

4:30                Public Comment on Water Compact

 

 

5:30                Overview of Water Compacts and Litigation in Other States(by phone)

  • Professor Daniel McCool, Professor of Political Science, Director, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program (CSKT 275-2739)

 

 

6:00                Wrap Up— Chairman Wind Boy

                        Confirm issues for next meeting

                        Instructions to staff

 

 

6:05                Adjourn

 


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