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Shelly R. Fyant

Tribal Council Chairwoman Shelly R. Fyant, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Shelly Fyant is Bitterroot Salish and was raised in Arlee, Montana. She graduated from Haskell Indian Junior College and later the University of Montana with a Business Administration degree. In her role as leader of these tribes, she is managing the return of the Bison Range to CSKT and the tribes’ recent 1.9 billion dollar water compact settlement. Ms. Fyant’s path to her current tribal leadership position included the work she did for her community in food sovereignty as the founder of the Healing the Jocko Valley Food Sovereignty Project. She has a family of four sons, seven grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.