Podcast: Return of the Buffalo

Host Micah Drew shares some of his experience attending the Bison Range Restoration Celebration held by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

By Micah Drew

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In 2020, legislation to return an 18,524-acre parcel of land in the middle of the Flathead Indian Reservation to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) was signed into law. Just over a year later, the Bison Range, along with the herd of 455 buffalo, returned to tribal management after 112 years. The tribes held a three day celebration to commemorate the restoration of the land and animals to their people.

Host Micah Drew spent two days at the celebrations listening to speeches, songs and prayers offered up for the occasions, and in this episode of the podcast he shares some of what he heard. To read about the Return of the Buffalo visit the link here or pick up an issue of the Flathead Beacon on stands throughout northwest Montana.

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The music in this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. The episode also features two songs from local singer/songwriter Mike Murray’s album We Are Like Warriors, “The Good Ol’ Days You’re In” and “Moment of Time,” used with permission.

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