Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes
PO Box 1027 | 501 Medicine Bear Road
Poplar, MT 59255
Phone: (406) 768-2300 | Fax: (406) 768-5478
Official Website: www.fortpecktribes.org

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THE PEOPLE

About 6,800 Assiniboine and Sioux live on the Fort Peck Reservation, with another approximately 3,900 tribal members living off the reservation.

LOCATION

The Fort Peck Reservation is in northeastern Montana, 40 miles west of the North Dakota border and 50 miles south of the Canadian border, with the Missouri River defining its southern perimeter. It includes more than two million acres of land.

ECONOMY

A prosperous industrial park in Poplar is one of the largest employers in Montana. A variety of enterprises, including metal fabrication and production sewing, are housed here. Other industries, including an electronics manufacturer, flourish on the reservation. Farming, ranching and oil extraction also play a part in the reservation economy.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Culture Center and Museum

The Culture Center and Museum features permanent exhibits of Assiniboine and Sioux heritage, arts and crafts.

Poplar
406-768-5155 ext. 328

Fort Peck Community College

The college offers associate's degrees in the Arts and Sciences, along with one-year certificates. There is a tribal law library on campus, and a cultural center is planned.

Popular
406-768-6300
www.fpcc.edu

 

TRIBAL GOVERNMENT

Constitution & By-laws of the
Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation

The Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board consists of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary/Accountant, a Sergeant-at-Arms, and twelve (12) Board Members. All members of the governing body, except the secretary-accountant are elected at-large every two years.

Meet the current membership of the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board: www.fortpecktribes.org

FAST FACTS

  • The Fort Peck Reservation, headquartered in Poplar, is the second largest reservation in Montana covering over two million acres of land.
  • There are an estimated 11,786 enrolled tribal members, of whom approximately 6,000 reside on or near the reservation.
  • Fort Peck Reservation is home to two separate Indian nations, the Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, each composed of numerous bands.
  • The Assiniboine refer to themselves as "Nakona" and the Sioux call themselves "Dakota".
  • The tribe supplies the majority of the employment, which provides work to 400 employees in government.
  • Fort Peck Tribes annual celebrations include Red Bottom Celebration in June, Badlands Celebration in June, Fort Kipp Celebration in July, Wadopana Celebration in August and Poplar Indian Days in September.

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Contact Us

Governor's Office of Indian Affairs

State Capitol Building
2nd Floor, Room 202
PO Box 200801
Helena, Montana 59620
P (406) 444-3702
F (406) 444-1350
Website: tribalnations.mt.gov
Email: oia@mt.gov

Tribal Headquarters

Blackfeet Nation
(406) 338-7521

Chippewa Cree Tribe
(406) 395-5705

Crow Nation
(406) 638-3708

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
(406) 675-2700

Fort Belknap Assiniboine & Gros Ventre Tribes
(406) 353-2205

Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes
(406) 768-2300

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
(406) 315-2400

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
(406) 477-6284

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