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Little Shell recognition passes finish line, heads to president


December 18, 2019

Jon Tester

Editor’s note: This version corrects that Sen. Jon Tester’s Little Shell recognition bills have never been brought up for consideration in the Senate, not that they were voted down.

A bill containing federal recognition of The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians passed Congress Tuesday and is on its way to the president's desk.

Little Shell tribal Chair Gerald Gray said Tuesday that the fight to get the Little Shell Tribe federally recognized has been going on for more than a 150 years, and is about dignity and honor. It is great the fight has finally come to a head, he said.

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