MTPR

Eric Whitney

News Director

Eric Whitney is the news director for Montana Public Radio.

406-243-4075

Ways to Connect

Anna Whiting Sorrell is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and works for their health department
Mike Albans / NPR

Today, NPR’s Morning Edition aired a story about discrimination Native Americans face when trying to get healthcare in America. It included an interview with Anna Whiting Sorrell, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

We’re going to follow up now by looking at some of the persistent myths about American Indians that get in the way of them getting healthcare.

Government wildlife managers expect to release a new draft conservation strategy for grizzly bears in and around Glacier National Park soon.
(PD)

Government wildlife managers expect to release a new draft conservation strategy for grizzly bears in and around Glacier National Park soon.

A bill to reform the troubled Veterans Choice health care program took a big step forward Wednesday.

Senator Jon Tester says it won bi-partisan support in the Veterans Affairs committee he sits on, and should now go to the Senate floor.

Grizzly bear.
Flickr user Nathan Rupert (CC-BY-NC-ND-2)

2017 was a record year for grizzly bear conflicts and grizzly bear deaths along the Rocky Mountain Front.

Primm Meadow is meadow of old growth ponderosa pine trees a little upstream from where the Blackfoot River joins the Clark Fork, northeast of Missoula.
Eric Whitney

Last week I visited a cherished and protected little piece of Montana. It's a meadow of old growth ponderosa pine trees a little upstream from where the Blackfoot River joins the Clark Fork, northeast of Missoula.

Pages