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Little Shell Tribe

5/22/2020

article Little Shell Tribe leaders prepare to use $25 million in relief funding to create urgent care facility
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe leaders say they want to use $25 million they received in federal coronavirus relief funding for an urgent care clinic in Great Falls...

4/25/2020

article Little Shell tribe dealing with impacts of COVID-19
(Montana) -- About four months after the Little Shell Tribe of Montana received federal recognition, tribal leaders are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. “We...

4/24/2020

article Little Shell tribe dealing with impacts of COVID-19
(Montana) -- About four months after the Little Shell Tribe of Montana received federal recognition, tribal leaders are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. “We...

4/15/2020

article Little Shell member seeks legislative seat
(Montana) -- In December 2019, Congress granted federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians after over a century without legal status. Following...

3/21/2020

article Little Shell chair says Indian Health Service is limited
(Montana) -- Though lawmakers have urged the Indian Health Service to open its facilities to Little Shell tribal members, tribal Chair Gerald Gray said Friday the...

3/15/2020

article Montana lawmakers urge IHS to extend services to Little Shell Tribe amid COVID-19
(Montana) -- Montana lawmakers are urging Indian Health Service and other federal agencies to ensure tribal members have access to services and facilities amid growing...

2/5/2020

article Two Natives among guests for State of the Union address
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald J. Trump will give his third State of the Union address tonight at the joint session of Congress. And Gerald Gray, tribal chairman...

1/30/2020

article Montana American Indian tribe celebrates federal recognition
(Montana) -- Hundreds of citizens of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana gathered on Jan. 25 to celebrate recent federal recognition, lining up outside...

1/28/2020

article The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians celebrates federal recognition
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been seeking federal recognition since the 1930s. In December 2019, the Little Shell became the 574th...

1/27/2020

article Little Shell Celebrate Federal Recognition: "The Entire Thing Is About Identity"
(Montana) -- This weekend, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians celebrated something generations have fought for and that 400 other U.S. tribes are without:...
article Senator Tester Applauds Little Shell Ruling
(Montana) -- Last month, the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe was recognized as a sovereign nation by the federal government, which Montana Senator Jon Tester has been urging...

1/26/2020

article "Waiting for the day that never comes is over!" Little Shell Tribe celebrates federal recognition after years of struggle
(Montana) -- Just a month ago, Little Shell of Chippewa Creek in the Electric City became the 574th federally recognized tribe, after a long journey spanning roughly a...
article Historic celebration held for Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians had a celebration on Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls to mark their recent federal recognition after a...
article Montana American Indian tribe celebrates federal recognition
(Montana) -- Hundreds of members of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana gathered Saturday to celebrate recent federal recognition, lining up outside...

1/25/2020

article 'We knew it was going to happen:' Little Shell celebrates federal recognition
(Montana) -- It's been a long road to federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, but on Saturday it was time to celebrate. Nearly...
article ‘We are building a country now': Little Shell celebrates federal recognition
(Montana) -- For decades, members of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe called the day they would get federal recognition “the day that never comes.” Not...

1/24/2020

article Little Shell Tribe celebrates being federally recognized
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe will have a commemoration Saturday night in honor of receiving federal recognition. The Tribe will have to buy 200 acres of land...

1/7/2020

article Montana tribe to celebrate federal recognition with public
(Montana) -- A Native American tribe in Montana has planned a celebration after recently gaining federal recognition. The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of...

1/3/2020

article The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana is Homeless No More
(Montana) -- For decades, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana have lived in a state of neitherness — neither completely Native American nor non-...

12/31/2019

article Tribe members blast Montana official who compared them to species that must 'assimilate' or 'fade away'
(Montana) -- Members of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians rebuked Montana's secretary of state on Monday after he appeared to compare them to other "...

12/30/2019

article Little Shell chair, others object to Stapleton post
(Montana) -- A rambling weekend post by Secretary of State Corey Stapleton comparing Native American tribes' relationships with Montana and the U.S. government to...

12/28/2019

article Native tribe recognized by US government after long fight
(Montana) -- An American Indian tribe whose citizens were scattered after being denied a homeland more than a century ago has been formally recognized by the U.S....
article Native tribe recognized by US government after long fight
(Montana) -- An American Indian tribe whose citizens were scattered after being denied a homeland more than a century ago has been formally recognized by the U.S....

12/27/2019

article President gives shout-out via Twitter to Little Shell Tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump gave a shout-out Friday morning via Twitter to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, a week after he signed...

12/26/2019

article 2019 a year of accomplishment and tragedy
(Montana) -- On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump went to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to sign the $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which contained an...

12/23/2019

article Little Shell federal recognition finally achieved
(Montana) -- A Montana Native American tribe finally has federal recognition as a tribe, something for which its members have been fighting for a century or more....

12/22/2019

article Native tribe recognized by US government after long fight
(Montana) -- An American Indian tribe whose members were scattered after being denied a homeland more than a century ago has been formally recognized by the U.S....

12/21/2019

article A big moment finally comes for the Little Shell: Federal recognition of their tribe
(Montana) -- Almost 130 years after their treaty negotiations with the U.S. government first fell apart, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has at last triumphed...
article Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians federally recognized after more than a century
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe has been fighting for federal recognition for more than a century and as of Friday, their fight is over. On Friday, the National...

12/20/2019

article 'The day that never comes finally came': Little Shell community reacts to federal recognition
(Montana) -- Many members of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana never thought this day would come. The tribe has been fighting for federal recognition...
article FINALLY! At long last, Little Shell get federal recognition
(Montana) -- President Donald Trump on Friday signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which contained an amendment giving the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa...
article It's official: Little Shell Tribe is federally recognized
(Montana) -- The final hurdle to federal recognition for Montana’s Little Shell Band of Chippewa Cree Indians was cleared Friday night when President Donald Trump...
article Montana view: Little Shell finally prevail in Congress
(Montana) -- While the U.S. House impeachment proceedings captured most of the attention in Washington, D.C., this week, the Senate took a historic vote in favor of long...
article TESTER: Little Shell beat the odds in quest for federal recognition
(Montana) -- It’s common knowledge that Washington, D.C., is a dysfunctional place. Things that are common sense in Montana take longer than they should back in...

12/19/2019

article Gazette opinion: Little Shell Tribe will be landless no more
(Montana) -- While the U.S. House impeachment proceedings captured most of the attention in Washington, D.C., this week, the Senate took a historic vote in favor of long...
article Montana Tribe’s Long Recognition Struggle Clears Congress
(Montana) -- U.S. lawmakers granted formal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians on Tuesday and directed federal officials to acquire land on the...

12/18/2019

article 'A long journey for our people': Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians on cusp of federal recognition
(Montana) -- After more than a century of efforts, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is on the cusp of federal recognition. In a series of votes this week,...
article The Little Shell Tribe will be the newest Native American group recognized in the US
(Montana) -- After decades of trying, a group of Native Americans will receive federal recognition for the first time. The recogniton for the Little Shell Tribe of...

12/17/2019

article Little Shell bill passes Congress, awaits president's OK
(Washington D.C.) -- The future of federal recognition for the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe now rests with President Donald Trump. The Senate on Tuesday voted 86-8 to...
article Little Shell Tribe federal recognition passes Congress, headed to president's desk
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana has fought a decades-long battle to win federal recognition. Now, that effort is on its way to...
article Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa recognition: ‘This is amazing’
(Montana) -- The U.S. Senate approved by a voice vote Tuesday a formal recognition of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians as the potential 574th federally...

12/16/2019

article Gaining Federal Recognition for Montana’s Little Shell Tribe
(Montana) -- On June 20, 1782, six years after the Declaration of Independence and six years before ratification of the Constitution, the Second Continental Congress...

12/15/2019

article Montana's congressional delegates making progress on tribal legislation
(Montana) -- Montanans worried that impeachment proceedings would suck all the air out of Congress before it adjourns for the year have reason for relief. There’s...

12/12/2019

article Montana tribe's quest for recognition advances in Congress
(Montana) -- Congress is on the cusp of approving legislation to recognize the state's Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Montana's congressional delegation...

12/11/2019

article Montana's Little Shell Tribe moves closer to federal recognition
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe of the Chippewa Indians is once again on the verge of winning a generations-long battle to be recognized by the federal government....
article Will The Little Shell Land Base Include Hill 57?
(Montana) -- 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...

12/10/2019

article Montana tribe's quest for recognition advances in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana lawmakers say Congress is on the cusp of approving legislation to recognize the state's Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The...

12/9/2019

article Federal recognition likely as Little Shell Chippewa Tribe bill moves forward
(Montana) -- The National Defense Authorization Act, which contains an amendment giving federal recognition for the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe, cleared a congressional...

9/30/2019

article A Multigenerational Fight for Tribal Recognition Is Almost Over
(Montana) -- On a hot August afternoon, tribal elder Phyllis McGillis stepped onto the sun-baked porch of her trailer home in Great Falls, Montana and looked down the...

9/13/2019

article Lawmakers continue push for Little Shell federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- With the clock ticking on this year’s session, the members of Montana’s congressional delegation are continuing to work on passing...

8/24/2019

article Battle lines forming over Hell Creek Recreation Area
(Montana) -- The Friends of Hell Creek board has voted unanimously to support the efforts of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe to start operating the 337-acre Hell Creek...
article The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe celebrates with annual pow wow
(Montana) -- On Saturday, less than 20 miles from Great Falls, the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe hosted their annual pow wow. Craft and food vendors were stationed around...

8/9/2019

article Little Shell seeks to lease recreation area
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to let it have a 30-year lease to operate the 337-acre Hell Creek Recreation Area...

8/7/2019

article Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sends proposal to lease Hell Creek property
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposing to lease and operate the Hell Creek Recreation Area, according...
article Little Shell Tribe looking to lease and operate land in eastern Montana
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe is looking to lease land in eastern Montana. “It’s an economic driver for the tribe,” Little Shell Tribe...

6/28/2019

article U.S. Senate approves federal recognition of Little Shell Tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is one step closer to achieving federal recognition. The United States Senate, with support from Montana...

6/27/2019

article 'A proud day': Little Shell Chippewa Tribe moves closer to federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- For the first time in more than a decade, legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has cleared both...
article Little Shell bill clears big hurdle in Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- An amendment to federally recognize the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe tucked inside a defense bill passed Thursday in the U.S. Senate, bringing the...
article Montana's Little Shell closer than ever to federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana’s Little Shell Band of Chippewa Cree Indians inched closer to federal recognition Thursday, with the Senate approval. With Thursday...
press release Senate Approves Federal Recognition of Little Shell Tribe After Years-Long Push by Tester & Daines
(Washington D.C.) -- The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is one step closer to achieving federal recognition today, thanks to a legislative push by U.S. Senators...

6/20/2019

article 'We're getting it done': Montana's Little Shell tribe close to federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal recognition for Montana’s Little Shell Band of Chippewa Cree Indians has been added to a must-pass U.S. defense bill, which the state...
article Little Shell Recognition Added As Amendment To National Defense Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- 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...

6/19/2019

article Daines, Tester advance bill in Senate to federally recognize Little Shell Tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana’s congressional delegation made a successful bipartisan push Wednesday to advance legislation that would, for the first time,...
article Senators optimistic Little Shell bill will pass soon
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana’s two U.S. senators said Wednesday they are optimistic the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe will finally get federal recognition after they...

3/26/2019

article Montana's Little Shell tribe edges closer to federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- Montana’s Little Shell Band of Chippewa Cree Indians edged closer to federal recognition Monday in the U.S. House. Representatives voted 403-...
article Tribe recognition bill passes House, moves to Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to federally recognize the Little Shell Tribe. Bill H.R. 297, led by Congressman Greg...

3/23/2019

article The struggle of the Little Shell Tribe
(Montana) -- Hill 57 stands at the western edge of Great Falls, Montana, toffee-colored and treeless beneath a gray winter sky. The weather is unusually mild for mid-...

1/9/2019

article Little Shell bill reintroduced by Gianforte in House, Tester, Daines in Senate
(Montana) -- A bill that would grant federal recognition to Montana’s Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been reintroduced in both chambers of the U.S....
article Tester, Daines reintroduce bill recognizing Little Shell
(Montana) -- Montana’s U.S. senators are again starting the process to try to achieve federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Monte...

12/22/2018

article Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act fails in U.S. Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- In September, the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe celebrated the United States House of Representatives passing an act that would provide them federal...

9/16/2018

article Congressman Gianforte sponsors bill for Little Shell Tribe
(Montana) -- The U.S. House passed a bill on Thursday that would give federal recognition to the Little Shell of Chippewa. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., sponsored the...

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