Tribal leaders sound the alarm after fentanyl overdoses spike at Blackfeet Nation

Fentanyl took root in Montana and in communities across the Mountain West region during the pandemic, and overall drug overdose deaths are disproportionately affecting Native Americans.

After 17 overdoses — including four deaths — this spring, Indigenous leaders in Montana and surrounding states look for ways to stop the fentanyl crisis and provide more treatment and care.

(Image credit: Tony Bynum for KHN)