When Grants Are Available

Indian Wills Clinics

Specialized Legal Assistance

In Montana, 36.3 percent of Native Americans fall below the poverty line, and most live in rural areas and on reservations with little access to legal services. Native Americans face the additional complications of land and reparation trusts and tribal law. Few Montana attorneys have the ability to complete Indian Wills, which are controlled by federal law (25 U.S.C. 373 and 43 C.F.R. 4.260-262), not state law.

Montana Generational Justice (MGJ) assist​s individuals needing to complete or revise their Indian Will through our Zoom clinic program supported by Sponsorships/grants. MGJ’s legal volunteers have received specialized training to handle ​the complexities of these documents. To ensure accurate information is available for the individual Indian Wills, MGJ also collaborates with the Fiduciary Trust Officers and/or Tribal Probate Specialists. Participants complete other needed estate planning documents in addition to their Indian Wills at the same clinic.

In 2019, MGJ received a grant from the Montana Justice Foundation to provide Indian Will clinics in Lame Deer (Northern Cheyenne Reservation), Browning (Blackfeet Reservation) and the North American Indian Alliance in Butte.

Indian Wills are completed through a Zoom clinic. For more information, or to register, call: (406) 422-3904

Contact us

Let us know how we can help you and your loved ones.

Address: 130 Neill Avenue – the Top Floor
Helena  MT  59601

Mailing: PO Box 1483, Helena  MT  59624

Email: jmccrea@mtgenjustice.org

Phone: (406) 422-3904