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Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa receives federal recognition


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 4:10pm

Great Falls, Mont.-After 80-plus years of seeking federal recognition the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa has become the 574th federally recognized tribe in the United States. Federal recognition will give tribe members access to health care and social services.

Located in Montana, the tribe celebrated their victory by remembering those who have, over the years, pursued the recognition-including 93-year-old Theresa Juraskovich, the oldest tribal member, who told High Country News, "I felt like, without recognition, I wasn't somebody. Today, I feel like I'm valued."

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