The Tribal Communications office serves as the main point of contact for those who do not already have a contact at CSKT.

The CSKT Communications Director is Robert McDonald

He can be contacted by the following:
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Phone: (406) 675-2700, ext. 1222 
Cell: (406) 249-1818,
Fax: (406) 675-2806

Contact the Communications Director for:

  • General CSKT information
  • Requesting meetings with the Chairman
  • Delivering messages to Council or the Chairman
  • Inquiries about advertisements
  • Inquiring about visiting the Tribal Complex
  • Media Requests
  • Inquiries about obtaining and flying a Tribal flag

There are many ways to discover more about CSKT

Communications Latest News

  • Notice of Timber Sale

    The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CS&KT) Tribal Forestry Department announce the availability of “Camas Logging Unit (CLU)”.  All harvest and road maintenance requirements will be completed by August 31, 2019. All other contract requirements will be completed by October 31, 2019. The bid opening will be April 30, 2019 at 9:00 am at the Forestry Conference Room in Ronan, MT. The CLU is located approximately 12 miles north of Perma, Montana near the Camas Prairie area. The harvest unit is located within the following sections: Sections 3 and 10 of T23N and R20W. The CLU is 250 acres in size and contains 2,593 tons (399 Mbf) of Douglas-fir and Other Species.  The is an uneven-age type harvest in which individual trees are selected for harvest. The main objective of this harvest is to provide spacing between the tree crowns to reduce the potential of a stand replacing fire. If you would like to receive a sale bidding package and maps for this project, contact the Tribal Forestry Department in Ronan at (406) 676-3755 or Joe Vanderburg, Permits Officer ( or Tony Incashola Jr., Tribal Forestry Department Head ( at 104 Main St. SE, Ronan, MT. The sale bidding package contains the advertisement, bid form, sample contract, maps and prospectus.
  • Kwataqnuk & People's Center Event

    Please view the attached flier for more information.
  • Extreme Flood Conditions Update

    Due to extreme flooding conditions, all of the agency’s involved with Disaster & Emergency Services efforts are asking for your help. Please be careful during this potential flood season. If told to evacuate or to request help in evacuation, First, STAY CALM!!! PRE-PLANNING Plan and practice an evacuation route. Determine what valuables you can remove quickly and take them with you. Make sure everyone knows where you are going, and establish a meeting place in case you are separated. Consider having children and pets stay with family or close friends. Kids cope with disasters better when the family is together. PREPARING YOURSELF AND YOUR PROPERTY FOR EVACUATION If you think you may be able to prevent flooding, Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations: Ronan, sand at the Senior Center Marvin Camel Building and bags can be gotten through the local fire dept. or through the Division of Fire. St. Ignatius, sand at The Workout Community Center and bags Through the local fire dept. Arlee, sand and bags at the old Arlee Fire Station. (For the Arlee and Polson areas, call 911) Know where everyone in your family is. As soon as you can, let family and friends away at work or school know that you have safely evacuated and where you are. Take your small pets with you. If horses or cows are in a clear pasture, leave them alone. If not, open the gates. Turn off all utilities: gas, propane (at tank), electricity and water. WHAT TO TAKE Enough clothes for several days while evacuated. Things you can’t easily replace that are important to you: photos, family heirlooms, keepsakes, and items of high value. Important documents such as insurance, deeds and titles. Medications. Cash or credit cards. PRECAUTIONS DURING AND AFTER AN EVACUATION If told to leave, do so IMMEDIATELY! Avoid walking or driving through any flood waters. 6” of swiftly moving water can sweep you off your feet and 12” can float a vehicle. DO NOT return home until authorities indicate it is safe to do so. Remember to help your neighbors who may need special assistance: infants, elders and those with disabilities. If you need help, call 911. LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACTS EMERGENCY: 911 CSKT TRIBAL POLICE: 675-4700 LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF: 883-7301 SANDERS COUNTY SHERIFF: 827-3584 LUKE’S HOSPITAL: 676-44441 JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL: 883-5377 TRIBAL FIRE MANAGEMENT: 676-2550 CSKT DES : 676-2550, EXT. 6414 CELL-406-690-2880 LAKE COUNTY OEM : 883-7253
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