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Little Shell recognition bill passes House


March 28, 2019

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.

Montana's congressional delegation has had a successful first step in achieving recognition for a Montana tribe.

A bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., to federally recognize the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians passed the House Tuesday 403-21.

"Today marks an important day for the Little Shell Tribe as they are one step closer to federal recognition," Gianforte said in a release. "I appreciate the dedication and determination of (Little Shell) Chairman (Gerald) Gray and the Little Shell people throughout this process. We look forward to seeing this bill pass through the...

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