Blair Miller, Daily Montanan

Blair Miller, Daily Montanan

Blair Miller is a reporter based in Helena who primarily covers government, climate and courts. He's been a journalist for more than 12 years, previously based in Denver, Albuquerque and mid-Missouri.

Montana resolution calls for day of remembrance for Indian boarding school victims

By: - January 31, 2023

When Sen. Susan Webber’s relative was digging outside of Browning after the family’s well ran dry, instead of water, she said her ancestor found the unmarked graves of babies. The land they had leased to raise cattle was outside the Holy Family Mission, southeast of Browning. From 1890 to the mid-1930s, the site was one […]

A person walks bast a wall with a mural that depicts Native American imagery on white wall in Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Resolution calls on Congress to fully fund law enforcement on Montana reservations

By: - January 12, 2023

A joint resolution heard in committee Tuesday seeks to press Congress and the federal government to fully fund public safety and law enforcement agencies, and services on tribal reservations in Montana as one tribe says its funding has barely increased in 25 years. In addition to pushing Congress for full funding, the resolution, SJ 5, […]

The Montana state Capitol in Helena on Jan. 2, 2023. There is snow on a shaded corner of the bottom steps. The building has a dome top, it stands in front of a clear blue sky. A metal statue of a settler riding a horse is in front of the capitol building.

Montana state senator calls for federal investigation into reservation alternatives

By: - January 5, 2023

A draft joint resolution from Montana state senator Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, aims to push Congress to investigate “alternatives” to American Indian reservations, arguing they have “failed to positively enhance the lives and well-being of most of the Indians or the other citizens of the State of Montana.” “Is there a better way of supplying for […]