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Federal Recognition
Norton won't reconsider Paugussett recognition


Interior Secretary Gale Norton has refused to reconsider the federal recognition of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs denied the tribe recognition but the tribe appealed. In a letter dated March 18 and made public yesterday, Norton said there were no grounds to review the denial.

The tribe plans to take the case to court. Critics in Connecticut praised Norton's decision.

Get the Story:
Paugussetts' Bid For Federal Recognition Rejected (NBC30 3/30)
Paugussetts turned Back in Appeal Of BIA Decision (The New London Day 3/31)
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U.S. Rejection Of Paugussetts Upheld (The Hartford Courant 3/31)
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Relevant Links:
Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe - http://paugussett.itgo.com
Friends of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe - http://www.paugussetts.com

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