March 23rd, 2023

KIPI News February 1, 2023 – Part 2

The Showtime series Murder in Big Horn follows the cases of the missing Indigenous women from the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Nations in Montana’s Big Horn County through the lens of those closest to them. Native women on the new series share their experiences growing up in an environment where they are vulnerable. The series investigates the disappearances and potential murders of native women in rural Montana.


How has tribal gaming impacted tribes today?

With the history of systemic racism, lack of federal investment, and lack of property rights to build wealth, Native American communities have long been at an economic disadvantage. Today, there are 515 tribal casinos and gaming venues across the country, and revenue from gaming has allowed these tribal communities to fund social services, housing, education, health care, and more. Examples include everything from tribal schools and health care to local infrastructure projects.

Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.