Wolf Point Roads

When driving on the roads in your own city or town, how do they feel? Do they feel pleasant to drive on? If your answer is “no” then join the club because we’ve got jackets. The roads in Wolf Point, Montana, are awful.

Impacts of High School Dropouts

The graduation rate at Wolf Point High School has improved over the past decade. Students drop out for a different reasons so it takes a variety of interventions to support them.

Hydraulic Fracking: Take It or Leave It

Would you rather have a shortage of natural gas or a shortage of water? Who can live without water? Can you live without natural gas? We know we need natural gas, but oil fracking damages water sources and contaminates drinking water and air. According to the American Oil and Gas Historical Society, hydraulic fracking was first used in the United…

Animals Matter

In the United States today we face many issues with feral cats and dogs. Euthanizing them simply because they do not have a home should not be a solution to this problem. There are other ways to get these animals off the streets and into someone’s care. These animals can spread unhealthy diseases, not only to other animals but to…

Help For Our Youth

There are many needs in Wolf Point, Montana, but one of the most pressing ones is the well-being of younger generations. There are many children and families that are in need of a healthy environment in which to live. These families need a place to temporarily stay and live, where they will be protected and feel safe; a place where…

Take a Stand & Propose a Solution on Hepatitis C

Historically, the Indian tribes of northeastern Montana were first ravaged by outbreaks of smallpox, and then by both malnutrition and starvation as the great buffalo herds dwindled to nothing. More recently, the Native population from that part of the state, which now lives on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, has suffered from the effects of diabetes, alcoholism, and drug addiction…

Education on the Fort Peck Reservation

Education for Native Americans started long before the 1800s, when our Native people roamed free on their own land. The elders of our people were the educators. They taught the young how to respect every living thing: the trees, the grass, the animals, and the person standing next to you. They all took care of and looked out for one…

Outlook on Relief for the Needy in Wolf Point

In the past few years, services that provide for basic human needs like food, clothing, and shelter, have been on the decline in our community of Wolf Point, Montana. Families, children, and the elderly have fallen victims, due to the lack of having food banks, second hand stores, and shelters. With jobs being scarce, more families are in major need…

Recycling and Salvaging Key to Reducing Waste on Fort Peck Reservation

On the Fort Peck reservation, one can see it lying beside the streets in towns, in country ditches, in yards, and scattered in fields: garbage. Sometimes garbage cans overflowing, with bags torn open by stray dogs who strew the garbage about can be seen, as well as the landfill dumpsters filled to the brim. There are junk cars and car…

Disadvantages Children Have in the Wolf Point Community

Children living in the Wolf Point, Montana area are at a loss when trying to find positive activities in which they can participate. In the last five years, the Wolf Point community has lost the Boys and Girls Club, summer camps, sports for middle school kids, and even school on Fridays. With the lack of resources and things to do,…