S.1936 - Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 10/27/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/27/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1936 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/27/2009)
Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2009 - Extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. Makes the Tribe and each member eligible for all services and benefits provided by the United States to Indians and federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the Tribe or the location of the residence of any member on or near an Indian reservation.
Directs the Tribe, as a condition of receiving recognition, services, and benefits pursuant to this Act, to submit to the Secretary of the Interior a membership roll consisting of the name of each individual enrolled as a member of the Tribe. Requires the Tribe to maintain such membership roll.
Directs the Secretary to acquire, for the benefit of the Tribe, trust title to 200 acres of land within the Tribe's service area to be used for a tribal land base.