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Reflecting on the true history of Thanksgiving

Reflecting on the true history of Thanksgiving

For many, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, celebrate our connections, and reflect on how much we have to be grateful for. This ritual is a tradition woven deeply into many families and communities. As an organization devoted to community, Northern Plains appreciates how meaningful the Thanksgiving holiday is for many of us. However, we are equally devoted to facing and telling hard truths, and we are deeply committed to ensuring that we do not perpetuate harm.

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Protecting the Montana Constitution

Protecting the Montana Constitution

We are fiercely proud of our Constitution, written by Montanans to serve Montanans. Now, half a century after ratification, there is a reckless extremist movement to rewrite our constitution. Read more about this landmark document and how you can take action to protect it.

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Montanans deserve to have say in NorthWestern’s methane plant

Montanans deserve to have say in NorthWestern’s methane plant

Montanans want and deserve clean, affordable, and reliable energy sources that allow our communities to remain healthy and thriving. Unfortunately, NorthWestern Energy continues to...
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Green Share Garden Project: Building community through food in Lewistown

Green Share Garden Project: Building community through food in Lewistown

Almost 10 years ago when Central Montana Resource Council (CMRC) was just a new affiliate, a group of members interested in regenerative agriculture were...
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The Montana Constitution and Northern Plains: Protecting our state since 1972

The Montana Constitution and Northern Plains: Protecting our state since 1972

In the early 1970s, something revolutionary happened. Everyday Montanans rose up, demanding a new constitution with expanded rights and freedoms that center power in the hands of the people.

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What the Inflation Reduction Act could mean for soil health

What the Inflation Reduction Act could mean for soil health

The federal Inflation Reduction Act passed in August amid skyrocketing fuel and fertilizer prices as well as recent climate-fueled weather events including record-setting heat...
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Methane pollution addressed in historic climate change law

Methane pollution addressed in historic climate change law

This past August the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law. This act may help transform Montana’s energy future and environmental health outlook. The...
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Kris Glenn: Finding her voice, finding a system

Kris Glenn: Finding her voice, finding a system

Kris joined Northern Plains almost on a whim. In 2018, she signed up for a public speaking workshop Northern Plains was hosting, but she gained something much deeper.

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Fall 2022 Plains Truth

Fall 2022 Plains Truth

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Majority of American voters want their beef labeled with country-of-origin

Majority of American voters want their beef labeled with country-of-origin

A recently released poll confirms what we’ve known for years: American voters want their beef labeled with country-of-origin. The poll, conducted by Morning Consult...
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Seeking protections for Montana’s water quality as state runs afoul of Clean Water Act

Seeking protections for Montana’s water quality as state runs afoul of Clean Water Act

The 2021 Montana Legislature passed Senate Bill 358, a measure that threatens the water quality of the state’s rivers, streams, ponds, and creeks by rolling back nutrient pollution protections. Northern Plains continues to seek proper accountability and the best water protections even as these new rules move forward.

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Standing up to the bullies of the Bull Mountains

Standing up to the bullies of the Bull Mountains

By now, we hope you’ve heard about the fight Bull Mountain residents are facing against Signal Peak Energy, the owner of Montana’s only underground...
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