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business is gaining ground at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation - a cooperative using the traditional crafts of the Chippewa Cree Tribe.

Isabell Dotts is a member and the coordinator of the Chippewa Cree Native Crafts Cooperative, formed in September 2001. She said interest in the co-op seems to be increasing as word of its benefits get out.

Dotts said she likes what the co-op has done for her.

"It makes me money. It makes my bead work known, and it gets me out of the house," she said.

Cooperative members make craft items they have made for years, including various beaded items, leather work a...


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