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COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE 1/5/2021

Following the CDC ACIP interim recommendation for groups to be vaccinated in Phase 1b, Blackfeet Community Hospital will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to persons age 75 years and older. Please watch for future vaccine phase updates. Vaccination will take place at Blackfeet Community Hospital on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, from 8:00AM-4:30PM. You will be contacted […]

Ordinance 121 and Stay at Home Orders Extended

The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, on December 29, 2020, by resolution, has extended Tribal Ordinance 121 until September 30, 2021. The Blackfeet Incident Command has extended the Stay At Home Order until January 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.   EXPLAINING THE EXTENSION: There seems to be confusion on the extension of Tribal Ordinance 121. This […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Following the CDC ACIP interim recommendation for groups to be vaccinated, Blackfeet Community Hospital will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to those persons 75 years and older (phase 1b). Vaccination will take place at Blackfeet Community Hospital on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, from 8:00AM-4:30PM. You will be contacted by Blackfeet Community Hospital with your appointment time […]

Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution

Here is a quick guide to understanding how the vaccine will be given and to who. There are limited amounts available and the manufacturers are working very hard to get the vaccine out to everyone. Indian Health Services across the country have received limited amounts. The CDC has set guidelines on who will receive the […]

COVID-19 Vaccine information

COVID‐19 Vaccine – 12/23/2020 IHS Blackfeet Service Unit Food and Drug Administration issued the second emergency use authorization to Moderna COVID‐19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. The Indian Health Service received 22,425 doses of Pfizer and 46,000 doses of Moderna. In the first […]

Blackfeet Tribe preparing for Christmas dinner delivery starting Dec. 12

PUBLIC NOTICE – DECEMBER 4, 2020 The Blackfeet Tribe is preparing for the Christmas Dinner delivery, hams with all the trimmings and also including toys for tots, beginning December 12, 2020. All those who need delivery, include: Elderly, sick, handicapped, homebound, quarantined, isolated, and those without transportation. You may begin calling the COVID-19 Dispatch at […]

Blackfeet Tribe approves $75 payment to all tribal members

PUBLIC NOTICE – DECEMBER 3, 2020 The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has approved a per-capita payment in the amount of $75.00 to all tribal members. Due to COVID-19, all checks will be mailed beginning Monday, December 7, 2020 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Blackfeet Tribe.

Stay at Home Order extended to Dec. 20

PUBLIC NOTICE – DECEMBER 3, 2020 Per the Incident Command & BTBC, the Stay at Home Order has been extended until December 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Only essential travel is allowed (medical & groceries). Masks are required on the Blackfeet Reservation. Follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing, washing your hands/using hand sanitizer, remaining […]

Temporary homeless shelter at the Crystal Creek Lodge

PUBLIC NOTICE – NOVEMBER 15, 2020: The Blackfeet Tribe has implemented a temporary homeless shelter at the Crystal Creek Lodge. Individuals may present themselves at the door and will be given the details for their stay. Please contact Crystal Creek Lodge at (406) 338-6330 for more information.

Clarification: Public notice regarding Tribal directors and assistants returning to work

PUBLIC NOTICE – NOVEMBER 15, 2020: The Blackfeet Tribe would like to clarify the public notice regarding directors. As stated in the notice, the Tribal Offices/Departments are not opening to the public. In consultation with the Tribe’s Public Health Officials, it has been deemed safe to bring the Directors and their administrative assistants back to […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tribal Directors and their Assistants to return to work on Nov. 16

PUBLIC NOTICE – NOVEMBER 15, 2020: The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has asked all Tribal directors & their assistants to return to work on Monday, November 16, 2020. The Tribal offices/departments will remain closed to the public but this will allow business to be conducted virtually through phone, email, or fax. An updated tribal directory […]

Stay At Home Order Extended to November 22

PUBLIC NOTICE—NOVEMBER 5, 2020: The Stay At Home Order has been extended until Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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Blackfeet Nation Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

October 23, 2020 Due to the extended STAY AT HOME ORDER issued by the BTBC, LIHEAP will continue to be closed to the public. You may pick up an application at the following places: Browning – Glacier Electric Cut Bank – Glacier Electric East Glacier – Post Office Babb – Fire Hall Heart Butte-Mini Store […]

Blackfeet negotiates Heart Butte voting location with Pondera County following lawsuit

Press Release Credit: Native American Rights Fund  October 14, 2020 Three days after the Blackfeet Nation brought a federal lawsuit against Pondera County arguing that the county was violating the voting rights of tribal members, Pondera County has agreed to make changes to make voting more accessible. As part of the settlement, Pondera County agreed […]

Extended Stay at Home/Quarantine Orders for Blackfeet Reservation: SEPT. 28 – OCT. 25, 2020

EXPIRES AT 11:59 P.M. ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020 1. BLACKFEET TRIBAL OFFICES CLOSURE. The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council hereby closes all tribal programs as directed under the attached List and memos issued by the Blackfeet Personnel Department. (Amended to remain closed until October 25, 2020 per Resolution 08-2021 Tribal Offices Only) 2. STAY AT […]

Tribal rifle hunting season opens Oct. 10 and ends Dec. 20, 2020.

The tribal rifle hunting season opens on Saturday October 10th and ends on December 20, 2020. Hunters are encouraged to obtain their hunting licenses online at blackfeetfishandwildlife.net Once hunters buy their licenses they can call our office at (406) 338-7207 to arrange a time to pick up their kill tags. Hunters without access to a […]

Blackfeet authorizes 14-day mandatory shut down of entire reservation due to Covid-19

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 – 3:00 P.M. PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE BLACKFEET TRIBAL BUSINESS COUNCIL Due to the rising numbers of active COVID-19 cases on the Blackfeet Reservation, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, in an emergency meeting today, authorized a 14 day mandatory shut down of the entire reservation beginning Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:59 […]

COVID-19 Supplemental Services checks will be mailed due to safety concerns

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 10, 2020: Due to health & safety concerns, all COVID-19 Supplemental Services checks will be mailed.  There will not be any in person distribution.  Remember, there is a 3-4 week turn around for a check to be processed.  If you need to correct your address or have other questions, please contact […]

Blackfeet Tribe ready to distribute $7 million to tribal members in COVID-19 financial assistance

For Immediate Release—August 28, 2020 Blackfeet Tribe ready to distribute $7 million to tribal members in COVID-19 financial assistance Tribe launches online application and to provide drive-thru support Browning, MT—The Blackfeet Nation is now accepting applications from tribal members for a one-time $500 stipend for those who have experienced hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

COVID-19 Testing Locations and Times (July 7 – 11)

Tuesday, July 7 – Heart Butte Location: Heart Butte School Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 – Browning (Glacier County DES will be on site) Location: The old eagle shield Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9 – Browning Location: The old eagle shield Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 10 – Browning Location: The […]

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