Synopsis: This month the Montana State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) met and discussed several topics, including budget cuts in Indian Country, substance abuse, Indian student achievement and missing persons and human trafficking. The agenda items will be reported out in future Char-Koosta News publications. The first in the series focuses on the update from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
"Senate members of the State Tribal Relations Commission are: Jen Gross (D-Billings), Steve Hinebauch (R-Wibaux), Jason Small (R-Busby), and Frank Smith (D-Poplar). House members of the STRC are Alan Doane (Vice Chair, R-Bloomfield), James O’Hara (R-Fort Benton), Rae Peppers (D-Lame Deer), and Jonathan Windy Boy (Chair, D-Box Elder)."