Montana Women Vote in 2021: The Legislative Session and Beyond
- Overview of Montana Budget and Tax Structure Slides (Presented by Montana Budget and Policy Center)
- State Budget Handbook for Indian Country (Presented by Montana Budget and Policy Center)
- Opening Plenary PP Slides (Presented by Planned Parenthood)
Navigating the Legislature in 2021
- Navigating the Legislature MWV Slides (Presented by Montana Women Vote)
- Navigating the Legislature Vocabulary List: Brief explanations of legislative terms used during the Montana State Legislative Session.
- How to Provide Virtual Testimony (Presented by Montana Budget and Policy Center)
Rethinking Justice: Criminal Legal Reform in Montana
- Moment of Truth (Provided by Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence)
- Moment of Truth Related Resources and News (Provided by Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence)
- Tell us what you think about the sessions you attended, what you’d like to see at future events, and how we can improve our communications: Women’s Policy Leadership Institute Evaluation
As we gather for the virtual Women’s Policy Leadership Institute, we want to acknowledge the land we are all on today. We are joining this virtual event from all corners of the land we now call Montana. Montana was the traditional homeland and common hunting grounds of several tribes, including the Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Chippewa Cree, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kootenai, Little Shell, Northern Cheyenne, Pend d’Oreille, Plains Cree, Salish, Sioux, Hidatas, Mandan, and Arikara.
Today this land is home to twelve sovereign tribes with over 67,000 enrolled members. Those of us who are not Indigenous or Black acknowledge we are settlers on this land and benefit from the colonization and oppression of Indigenous people in the past and present.
We are also gathering in February, Black History Month. We recognize the invaluable and incomparable contributions of Black people every month, and take this month especially to lift up and highlight the leadership and excellence of Black people now and in the past. We acknowledge that Montana has had many thriving Black communities, whose history is often overlooked or purposefully erased, and who shaped Montana in many ways.
In addition to these acknowledgements, Montana Women Vote has made a contribution to the Helena Indian Alliance as a concrete way to demonstrate our commitment to the redistribution of resources and our acknowledgement of how we benefit from being on this land today.
You too can take action and share resources. To make a donation, visit these sites:
Montana Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Mutual Aid Fund: Instagram: mt.bipoc.mutual.aid Venmo: @mtbipocaid