Missoulian's top 10 online stories of 2021

Anne Cruikshank

The most popular local story on Missoulian.com in 2021 was Brian D’Ambrosio’s feature about the film “Sooyii,” which was shot in Blackfoot language and entirely on Blackfeet land. 

Director Jesse DesRosier said of the movie, “I believe that ‘Sooyii’ is a message to Hollywood, to directors, to producers, and, even to our own people, to set the bar by including Indigenous language in film.”  

2) A law passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte prohibited performance venues from asking for proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. In response, musician Jeffrey Foucault announced he was canceling any stops of his tour in Montana. 

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3) Novelist, philanthropist and billionaire MacKenzie Scott gave Blackfeet Community College the largest donation in the school’s history earlier this year.  The amount was not disclosed, but the college’s president, Karla Bird, said it was enough to ensure the long-term success of the school. 

4) One of our

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