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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - MT: Native American

The 2020 census can be filled out online. (Aldeca Productions/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- The 2020 census is here, and officials are spreading the word that households shouldn't forget one chronically undercounted population: young children. In the 2010 census, 2 million kids from birth to age 5 nationwide were missed. For Native Americans in Montana, the issue is comp

In a recent analysis, more than 93% of reporters covering Native Americans were not Native Americans themselves. (flucas/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- Stereotypes are common in media coverage of Native Americans, according to a new report. The Native American Journalists Association analyzed articles in 2018 and 2019 from Fox News, The Guardian, National Public Radio, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and found more th

The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted in 1978. (USDA NRCS Montana/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - A federal court is considering challenges to a four-decades-old law put in place to protect Native American children against state-led efforts to break up families. Judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments this week on the Indian Child Welfare Act or ICWA, which g

The Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana has its own cultural herd of 350 animals on 15,000 acres. (Chamois Andersen/Defenders of Wildlife)

FORT PECK INDIAN RESERVATION, Mont. - Thirty million bison once roamed the American West. Now, only 21,000 remain that are managed as wildlife. But this week, for the first time, female bison are being transferred out of Yellowstone National Park in a new program to build other herds. The animal

Public schools on Montana reservations are more likely to have law enforcement on campus, according to a new report. (bartsadowski/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. - Indigenous students are disciplined more often and more severely than their white peers in Montana public schools, according to a new report. The American Civil Liberties Union analysis found Native American students in K-12 schools were arrested six times more often and received out

There are about 1,000 grizzly bears near Glacier National Park and 700 near Yellowstone National Park. (Glacier National Park Service/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Grizzly Bear Advisory Council continues to discuss plans for managing the iconic species, with a meeting scheduled for next week. Convened by Gov. Steve Bullock, the council's goal is to create recommendations for how to conserve and manage grizzlies in Montana. Novem

Two spirit people are reclaiming some of their traditional roles in native tribes at a gathering in Montana this week. (Montana Two Spirit Society)

FLATHEAD LAKE, Mont. – Indigenous people from around the world this weekend at Flathead Lake are reclaiming the roles of what some refer to as "two spirit" people. The Montana Two Spirit Society, a Native American organization formed by LGBT groups, is holding its 24th annual gathering. Th

Della BigHair-Stump includes designs from the Crow Tribe in her fashion work. (Designs by Della)

CROW AGENCY, Mont. – Native fashion will be on display at Yellowstone National Park next week. Indigenous designers and artists from across the West are converging on the park for the first Yellowstone Tribal Marketplace and Fashion Show to showcase the arts and culture of the Northern Plain

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