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By Alex Ross 

Daines, Tester introduce Little Shell recognition bill


January 10, 2017

Montana Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines have introduced legislation that would designate the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians a federal tribe, both lawmakers said in a joint press release Friday.

Tester, a Democrat and Daines, a Republican, introduced the Little Shell Recognition Act less than a week into the 115th Congress.

Both senators said in the release that the Little Shell, have been pushing for federal recognition for almost 40 years, and it is time to make it a reality.

“These folks have been waiting long enough for what they deserve, and we won’t stop until we ge...

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