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Tribal leaders and state legislators to meet

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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