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Federal Recognition
Republican lobbyists fighting for, against tribes


A high-powered Republican law firm with ties to the White House has been lobbying for and against Connecticut tribes.

Barbour Griffith & Rogers [Web Site] has been hired by Town Action to Save Kent (TASK) to fight the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation. Handling the case is the firm's vice president, Bradley Blakeman [Biography], who worked for the Bush-Cheney campaign and for the Bush White House.

The firm also represented a faction of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation. The tribe, like the Schaghticokes, is opposed by local residents.

Barbour Griffith & Rogers has been nearly $1 million since 2001 to lobby for tribes and casino developers, according to The Hartford Courant.

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IBIA Decisions:
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation | Schaghticoke Tribal Nation

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Federal Recognition Database V2.0 (July 2004)

Relevant Links:
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation - http://www.schaghticoke.com
Interior Board of Indian Appeals Decisions - http://www.ibiadecisions.com

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