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  • Skabewis
    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, 09:12 AM
  • 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.

    ...
    04-01-2010, 02:28 PM
  • Skabewis
    Duwamish suing for federal recognition
    by Skabewis
    Seattle, Washington (AP)

    The Duwamish tribe – the tribe of Chief Seattle – is suing the federal government for recognition.

    The suit filed during early May in federal court in Seattle asks the court to reverse a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision seven years ago that...
    05-15-2008, 12:51 PM
  • Skabewis
    Snohomish Tribe sues for federal recognition
    by Skabewis
    Seattle, Washington (AP)

    The Snohomish Tribe of Indians sued in federal court this week to overturn a 2004 decision that denied it federal recognition.

    The tribe alleges that the Bureau of Indian Affairs acted arbitrarily and applied the wrong legal standards when it made...
    03-14-2008, 01:12 PM
  • Skabewis
    Decision on tribe’s recognition could come by January
    by Skabewis
    Great Falls, Montana (AP)

    A decision on whether the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe should be federally recognized could be made by January.

    R. Lee Fleming, director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Federal Acknowledgment, said in a letter to Little Shell...
    08-06-2008, 02:39 PM

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