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Native American tribes in Montana are beginning to use federal funds to bolster their response to the novel coronavirus.

The Crow Tribe announced they received $25 million from the U.S. Treasury. The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe received $25 million, per Chairman Gerald Gray. According to the office of Sen. Steve Daines, the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes received over $24 million.

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Native American tribes are taking varied approaches to Gov. Steve Bullock’s announcement Wednesday that Montana will lift the statewide stay at home order.

Some plan to align local restrictions with the state, while others will forge their own path.

The tribal seal for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
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The Indian Health Service is facilitating coronavirus testing in tribal communities across the United States and in Montana. 

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This weekend, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians celebrated something generations have fought for and that 400 other U.S. tribes are without: federal recognition.

The tribal seal for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
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The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians on Saturday will celebrate something generations have fought for and that 400 other North American tribes are without: federal recognition.

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton
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Montana’s Secretary of State is facing heat online for writing a newsletter that compares the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to U.S.-tribal relations.

The tribal seal for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the $738 billion national defense spending bill and with it, federal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

The Little Shell Tribal Seal, with yellow bordering and a buffalo center.
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The U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act today. That means the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana is halfway to federal recognition. But will the tribe’s land base include Hill 57?

The tribal seal for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
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The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is poised to get federal recognition any day now. Once the must-pass defense bill clears Congress, the Montana tribe will receive a land base and be eligible for federal funds after a generations-long struggle.

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Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced a new endorsement from a consortium of tribal leaders Monday.

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