Indian Country: Tester Addresses Hope and Opportunity in Indian Country

Montana is a state with a rich history of working together. Neighbors help neighbors. We have a long tradition of working hard for a brighter future for our kids and grandkids.

Montana’s children should grow up knowing they can achieve whatever they want.

Sadly, too many children across Indian country also feel a sense of hopelessness.

Six children from Fort Peck Reservation took their own lives in 2010. At least 20 others attempted suicide. The problem is not isolated to Fort Peck. Across the nation, Indian reservations have faced similar challenges.

As a father and grandfather, the loss of children is unthinkable.

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