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Tribal leader lauds legislative work

Published 01/09/2009, The Jamestown Sun

A temporary North Dakota legislative committee that focuses on relations between Indian tribal governments and the state should be made permanent, the chairwoman of the Spirit Lake Nation believes. Myra Pearson, speaking Thursday to a joint session of the North Dakota House and Senate, said discussions in the interim Tribal and State Relations Committee have helped promote state aid to tribal colleges, sharing of oil and gas tax revenue, and state income tax exemptions.

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