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Sen. Jon Tester


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Fighting the Plague of Diabetes in Indian Country

Diabetes is a terrible disease, and one that has afflicted American Indian and Alaska Native communities since the disruption of their traditional cultures centuries ago. That’s why I recently introduced legislation to ensure stable and continuous funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. We must continue this critical that...

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Taking Leadership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Living in Montana, you’re never too far from Indian country. But I live closer than most. Right down the road from my farm in Big Sandy is the Rocky Boys Reservation, home to the Chippewa-Cree Tribe.Standing up for Indian country is a responsibility I never take lightly. That’s why, earlier this I..
Supporting American Indian Veterans

Supporting American Indian Veterans

The following is a message from Sen. Jon Tester, D-MT for American Indian veterans. Montana is home to more than 5,000 Native American veterans. The percentage of Indian people who serve America’s military is higher than any other ethnic group. To all of them, I say thank you. Veterans deserve best...
Tester Addresses Hope and Opportunity in Indian Country

Tester Addresses Hope and Opportunity in Indian Country

A letter by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) discussing the need to address youth suicide across the country as well as within Indian country. Tester uses Fort Peck Reservation, a Native American tribe within Montana as an example of the poverty stricken communities within Indian country who face this on...