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Little Shell Tribe celebrates being federally recognized

Posted at 9:32 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 10:14:31-05

The Little Shell Tribe will have a commemoration Saturday night in honor of receiving federal recognition.

The Tribe will have to buy 200 acres of land although it does not have to be continuous acres.

Members are looking in the Cascade County area and some have discussed plans for a tribal office, trade school, a clinic, and perhaps elder housing.

Chairman Gerald Gray said he wants the Little Shell Tribe to be independent.

"There are things that we are looking at are going to be the economic driver. I will say this is one of the most successful tribes in Montana," said Gray.

Saturday's celebration will be held at the Holiday Inn beginning at 5 p.m.