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Gianforte guides Little Shell Recognition Bill through House

First time the Bill has passed the House or Senate


September 19, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed Congressman Greg Gianforte’s bill to provide federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Today’s action in the House marks the first time ever a bill restoring federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe has passed either the House or Senate.

“The Little Shell Tribe has had to wait too long for the federal government to act toward its well-deserved recognition,” Gianforte said. “I appreciate the hard work, dedication, and determination of Chairman Gray and the Little Shell people. Today marks an important mile...

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