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Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes want land in trust

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The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana have restarted the land-into-trust process for a 8.3-acre property that was purchased nearly 25 years ago.

The tribe started the process after acquiring the land in September 1989, spokesperson Rob McDonald said. But the application never went anywhere in the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

“For some reason, the paperwork then was never completed. The tribes picked up the paperwork again in 2012, and this is just a follow-up to that," McDonald told The Libby Western News.

The BIA is now asking local communities for their comments on the application.

Get the Story:
Tribes seek trust for land near falls (The Libby Western News 3/29)

Also Today, An Opinion:
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