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State-Tribal Relations Committee Seeks Comment on Five Proposals

Wednesday, July 20, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: State-Tribal Relations Committee

For Immediate Release
July 20, 2016
Contact: Hope Stockwell @ hstockwell@mt.gov or 444-9280

Helena - The State-Tribal Relations Committee is taking public comment until August 10 on five potential statutory changes related to tribal colleges and the state's Indian language immersion program. Links to the draft language are provided below and available on the committee's hstockwell@mt.gov. The proposals and comments will be reviewed at the STRC's August meeting.

Tribal college reimbursement statute:
Draft committee bill to remove redundant language

Language immersion program proposals:
Proposal #1: Expand program eligibility
Proposal #2: Allow state funds to be used as matching funds
Proposal #3: Provide funding for an annual conference
Proposal #4: Fund an immersion program on each reservation and in Great Falls

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