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We offer CAP Services to Montanan’s who live on Tribal Lands

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program authorized under the amended Rehabilitation Act of 1973. CAP’s goal is to identify, explain and resolve any problems you may be having with your rehabilitation program as quickly as possible.

Links to other Services

Urban Indian Centers of Montana: A listing of the urban Indian health centers in the state of Montana.

Montana Legal Services Association – Indian Law: MLSA’s advocates provide legal aid and services for writing wills to Native Americans on and off reservations, in both tribal and state courts.

Advocates help with:

  • Civil legal services for issues such as housing, consumer, domestic violence, public benefits, and more.
  • Writing Wills
  • Public defender services at the Crow and Fort Belknap reservations.
  • Civil advocate services on the Blackfeet and Rocky Boy’s reservations.

National Council of Urban Indian Health:  Heath care policy, technical assistance and research. NCUIH is the only National 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally-competent health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban settings.

NARF – Native American Rights Fund: Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. Early in our existence, the Board of Directors determined that legal resources should be concentrated in these five areas:

NARF’S FIVE PRIORITIES

Priority 1 Preserve tribal existence

The future existence of the remaining Indian tribes in this country depends ultimately upon secure and permanent land bases, and the rights of self-determination necessary to preserve traditional customs and ways of life.

Priority 2 Protect tribal natural resources

The natural resources found on Indian lands vary greatly. NARF concentrates its efforts in asserting tribal resource rights and protecting them from loss and exploitation by non-Indians. Major resource protection includes land rights; water rights; hunting, fishing and gathering rights; environmental protection; timber rights; and prudent development of mineral resources.

Priority 3 Promote Native American human rights

The Native American Rights Fund is concerned with securing basic human rights for Native Americans in such areas as education, health, housing and religious freedom rights.

Priority 4 Hold governments accountable to Native Americans

NARF focuses much of its efforts on guaranteeing that the federal and state governments are accountable for the proper recognition and enforcement of the many laws and regulations which govern the lives of Indian people.

Priority 5 Develop Indian law and educate the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues

This involves not only the establishment of favorable court precedents in major areas of Indian law, but also the compilation and distribution of Indian law resources to everyone working on behalf of Indian rights.

Native Languages of the AmericasPreserving and promoting American Indian languages

North American Indian Alliance: North American Indian Alliance is a public rehab located in Butte, MT. North American Indian Alliance specializes in the treatment of Mental Health Disorders and Substance Addiction. Located at 55 East Galena street Butte, MT 59701, and the phone number is (406) 782-0461.

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