Research Examines ‘Deaths Of Despair’ In Montana

Research into nearly 200,000 Montana death records from the last two decades has put hard numbers to anecdotes about suicides and drug- and alcohol-related deaths during the pandemic. The report, by University of Montana School of Journalism Professor Lee Banville, is published on the American Communities Project’s website and shows that death rates significantly increased in 2020 in communities categorized as “Graying America,” “Native American Lands” and “Working Class Country.”

The Wellbriety Movement

An interconnected web spreading across our Native Nations carrying the message of cultural knowledge about recovery for individuals, families and communities. The web is a live entity that was born out of the work that White Bison created after the Elders told about a healing time that has come.

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

RMTLC is dedicated to improving health, economic development and education for Tribes and their members through a variety of programs, policy recommendations, and Tribal Leader meetings. RMTLC also endeavors to coordinate advocacy and promote the similar interests of member Tribes through various collaborative initiatives and projects.

Native Connections

Five-year grant program that helps American Indian and Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.