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Tribe fights 31 years to gain recognition

By July 27, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments
A small, landless Montana Indian tribe could find out today whether it will gain federal recognition as a tribe, the Associated Press reports. The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians are officially recognized by the state, but have waited since filing a petition in 1978 to find out whether the federal government will recognize them as a tribe. Although tribal members are scattered, recognition would make them eligible for health, housing and other benefits. Could today be the day?


Rita Hibbard

Rita Hibbard


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