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By Tim Leeds 

Little Shell Tribe recognition passes House

Now needs to pass Senate to go to president


September 13, 2018

The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is the closest it has ever been to receiving federal recognition as a Native American tribe.

Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., to recognize the tribe.

“The Little Shell Tribe has had to wait too long for the federal government to act toward its well-deserved recognition,” Gianforte said in a release Thursday. “I appreciate the hard work, dedication and determination of Chairman Gray and the Little Shell people. Today marks an important milestone for the tribe, and I am prou...

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