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Tester, Daines reintroduce bill recognizing Little Shell


January 9, 2019

Staff and wire report

Montana’s U.S. senators are again starting the process to try to achieve federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Monte’s U.S. Sens Jon Tester and Steve Daines are re-introducing bipartisan legislation to grant the tribe federal recognition.

The Little Shell Tribe has sought federal recognition for nearly four decades, and has been recognized by the State of Montana since 2000.

“The Little Shell deserve to have their sovereignty recognized,” Tester said in a press release. “It’s time for the federal government to do right by t...

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