*NEWS! Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council Passes Buffalo Resolution
The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council passed a resolution on March 23, 2013, which became available to the public over the weekend. The resolution urges protection of the wild, migratory buffalo in and around Yellowstone National Park and Montana. The resolution urges the Governor of Montana, the Montana Legislature, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Yellowstone National Park, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Forest Service, to recognize and honor their trust responsibilities and treaty obligations to American Indian Nations with cultural, religious, and treaty rights and affiliations with buffalo. The resolution urges these agencies to provide for viable populations of wild migratory buffalo (or bison) in the wildlife species' native habitat.
This important resolution was brought forth to the Council by Jimmy St. Goddardd, Spiritual Leader of the Blackfeet Confederacy.
Read the media announcement and the resolution here
Read an additional resolution from the MTWYTLC, as well as a Shoshone-Bannock resolution opposing Montana's anti-buffalo bills here