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Indian lawmakers in Montana set priorities

State-tribal relations, education and economic development are some of the priorities set by Montana's Indian legislators.

Eight Native Americans are serving in the Montana Legislature. Voters re-elected seven Native incumbents and chose a new one.

The lawmakers hope to have a better relationship with the governor's office. Governor-elect Brian Schweitzer (D) says he will live up to promises to include Native Americans in his administration and listen to concerns of tribes.

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Indian legislators set goals for '05 session (The Missoulian 11/17)