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Montana Native Vote

Chase Comes at Night, Marcos Lopez, Jazz Walker, and N’zshonico Cummins are members of the Billings Schools Tribal Council. They attended the 2018 Indigenous Movements Interchange in Great Falls last week.
Corin Cates-Carney


Chase Comes at Night, who is Blackfeet, is a high school senior in Billings who wants to get more involved in politics.

“The issues that I would focus on addressing would be, most likely, poverty and just connecting our reservations and rural areas to the real world," Comes at Night says. "On the reservations it seems like it's more of a third world compared to what we live in.”

Voters wait in line outside the satellite polling place in Browning, MT, for the 2017 special election.
Lockley J. Bremner

Montana’s special election results were officially certified this afternoon, and June 21 has been set as the date for Greg Gianforte to be sworn in as Montana’s Congressman.

Before the election there were concerns that counties wouldn’t have the resources they needed to conduct it smoothly. There were few complaints about voting overall, but some voters in Browning had to wait 30 to 60 minutes — sometimes out in the cold rain — before casting their ballots.