Little Shell Tribe

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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 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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Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte is urging his peers to grant the Little Shell Tribe in Montana federal recognition.

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

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Montana’s Little Shell Tribe is closer than it’s ever been to becoming recognized by the federal government following a vote in the U.S. Senate Thursday.

Sheild of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribal
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Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester found a new place for a bill that federally recognizes the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Last night, they placed it within the National Defense Authorization Act.

Della Bighair-Stump, Traci Rabbit and Carrie Moran McCleary are three of the nine artists at the inaugural Tribal Marketplace at Yellowstone National Park, June 11-14, 2019.
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Yellowstone National Park launches its inaugural Tribal Marketplace and fashion show this week to highlight Native American artists and Plains Tribes culture. Three of the artists share how they blend traditional and modern design elements.