Federal Recognition

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe renews bid for federal recognition





The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana will be focusing once again on federal recognition, the new chairman said.

The tribe was denied federal recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs but is appealing. The tribe is also seeking recognition through an act of Congress.

"We're starting to operate as a tribe once again," Chairman Gerald Gray, who was just elected to a four-year term, told the Associated Press.

The tribe recently opened a cultural and visitor center.

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