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Submitted Photo Bill Morin, left, and Richard LaFromboise, are two traditional members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from the Dunseith area who will be on hand for a pipe ceremony Saturday for their Little Shell tribe relatives. Morin is a hereditary descendant of Little Shell and is Little Shell VI. LaFromboise is a spiritual leader called a pipe carrier and will conduct the ceremony.

‘A Day That Never Comes’ almost here: Little Chippewa Tribe will become official

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FARGO — It appears the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe’s long wait for official recognition by the federal government will soon end.

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Members of the tribe will gather Saturday for a ceremony led by traditional leaders of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota.

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Patrick Springer
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