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Little Shell Federal Recognition Bill one step closer to becoming law after push by Tester & Daines

Senators successfully include legislation in Senate’s must-pass annual defense bill

 


From the Offices of Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines

Federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has advanced further than ever before after a push by U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines to successfully include their bill as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act — the Senate’s must-pass annual defense legislation.

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

  “This is the very first bill I introduced when I got to the Senate, and I’ve fo...



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