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    Little Shell opposition sets March 6 election
    by Skabewis
    Great Falls, Montana (AP)

    An opposition faction within Montana’s Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has scheduled a March 6 election, in defiance of the tribe’s president and some council members who says the move is illegitimate.

    The 4,300 member, loose-knit tribe...
    02-08-2010, 05:10 PM
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    Little Shell ask Congress for recognition
    by Skabewis
    Billings, Montana (AP)

    The president of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe has asked a U.S. House Committee to move forward on a bill to give federal recognition to the Montana tribe after decades of delay.

    The tribe has no reservation. Its approximately 4,300 members are...
    07-22-2009, 10:12 AM
  • Skabewis
    Audit: Fort Belknap hasn’t collected $1M in rent
    by Skabewis
    Helena, Montana (AP)

    The Fort Belknap Indian Community isn’t properly administering housing funds, including failing to collect $1 million in rent from 2006 to 2008, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found in a recent audit.

    HUD’s Office of Inspector...
    03-25-2010, 02:15 PM
  • Skabewis
    Splintered Montana tribe struggles against history of Little Shell
    by Skabewis
    By Matthew Brown
    Billings, Montana (AP)

    In their century long battle against history, Montana’s Little Shell Indians have been denied a homeland, deported to Canada and forced to live in rural shanty towns because whites and other Native Americans rejected them.

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    Blackfeet Tribe to distribute $5.5 million
    by Skabewis
    Great Falls, Montana (AP)

    The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has approved using $5.5 million that’s part of a reservation oil exploration deal to buy land, build a grocery store, and give each tribal member a $200 payment.

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