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By Tim Leeds 

Lawmakers continue push for Little Shell federal recognition


September 13, 2019

With the clock ticking on this year’s session, the members of Montana’s congressional delegation are continuing to work on passing federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., said Thursday he is working to include his bill — which already passed the House in a 403-21 vote March 26 — in the House version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

He asked the leaders of the House Armed Services Committee to inlcude his Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act, H.R. 297, in the authorization.


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