Tribal flags now fly over Montana Capitol


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 10:40am

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Tribal flags now fly over the Montana State Capitol. From right, they are the: Little Shell, Fort Belknap, Crow, Blackfeet, US/MIA, Montana, Rocky Boys, Flathead, Fort Peck, and Northern Cheyenne flags.

HELENA, MT.-In October, the eight tribes of Montana gathered to celebrate rising of their tribal flags as a permanent display in front of the Montana State Capitol.

The legislation to construct the Tribal Nation Flags Plaza was passed in the early 1990s. However, funding wasn't available until the 2019 Legislative session when Rep. Marvin Weatherwax, Jr. (D-Browning) introduced HB-524 to fund the construction of the Tribal Flag Plaza. It passed both houses of the Legislature with bi-partisan support and signed into law by Gov. Bullock May 23, 2019.

Representatives from the eight Tribal Nations...

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