Two Native American tribes in Montana have taken over ownership of a dam after a late legal challenge that sought to stop the transfer failed. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes held a celebration Saturday in Pablo to commemorate the official takeover of the dam. The tribes paid nearly $18.3 million to NorthWestern Energy to acquire the dam. Tribes chairman Vernon Finley tells the Missoulian that the dam on the Flathead River will now be called Salish-Kootenai Dam. It had been named Kerr Dam.
Kerr Dam Now Owned by 2 Native American Tribes
The acquisition of Kerr Dam by the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes is in its final stages of...A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual...On April 30, 2014, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Vice Chairwoman Carole Lankford traveled to...The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ flag rose over the former Kerr dam site for the first time on...Sept. 5 is a much-anticipated day for members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes around the...Months of preparation, planning and engineering are almost complete. And within a couple of weeks a local...A price has been set for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to acquire Kerr Dam next year – and the...After several days of intense arbitration hearings, now the Confederated Salish...
By Brian Lipscomb.
Three years ago, Energy Keepers, Inc., the federally chartered...A major question asked by tribal members and the general public regarding the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...Missoulian Guest Editorial by CSKT Chairman, Vernon Finley I have the good fortune of being Tribal Council...Come check us out this Saturday, July 5th, at the Arlee Celebration. From 12-7pm, Energy Keepers, Inc....An arbitrator has pegged a fair price for the Kerr Dam at a little more than $18.2 million, a much lower cost...Brian Lipscomb, CEO of Energy Keepers, Inc. discusses the impacts of PPL Montana's sale of the Kerr Project to...In 1939 there was a ceremony dedicating, and publicly naming, the Kerr Project (named after Frank Kerr, then...Once again bigotry has raised its ugly head in the Flathead with the filing of a last-minute lawsuit by a...I have the good fortune of being Tribal Council chairman during the long-awaited Sept. 5 date when the...In exactly one year, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will make history, by becoming the sole owner...