S.51 - Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 01/08/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 116-190|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/06/2020 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 399. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.51 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate (01/06/2020)
Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019
This bill extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.
The bill makes the tribe and its members eligible for services and benefits provided to federally recognized tribes and their members, without regard to the existence of a reservation or the location of the residence of any member. The service area of the tribe is considered to be the area comprised of Blaine, Cascade, Glacier, and Hill Counties, Montana.
The tribe must submit a membership roll to the Department of the Interior as a condition of receiving recognition, services, and benefits. The tribe must maintain the membership roll.
Interior must take into trust for the benefit of the tribe 200 acres of land within the tribe's service area to be used for a tribal land base.