Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support


With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing on Capitol Hill as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.

But while establishing a government-to-government relationship between the United States and an Indian nation has often been controversial, lawmakers from both parties described H.R.3764, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act, as anything but. They easily advanced the bill at a markup session in the House Committee on Natural Resources on Wednesday morning.


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