Montana governor signs Indigenous caucus bills into law
May 26, 2023
The Montana governor signed a flurry of legislation in the past two weeks which included a few high priority bills from the Montana American Indian Caucus.
Gov. Greg Gianforte signed both the Montana Indian Child Welfare Act and the Indian Education For All bill into law earlier this week. The first bill secures Indigenous family protections in the state and the second revises how Native history is taught in schools.
Both bills were sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D- Box Elder, who had fought throughout the session to ensure that these issues involving Montana’s Indian Country were being addressed at the state-level.