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Federal Recognition
Delaware elders to discuss federal recognition bill


The elders committee of the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma meets to day to discuss proposed legislation to put the tribe back on the list of federally recognized entities.

The tribe was taken off the list in March 2005. The Cherokee Nation sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose recognition for the Delawares.

The Cherokees now say they will help the Delawares as long as they get veto authority over any land-into-trust applications. Some Delaware leaders oppose the proposed legislation.

Get the Story:
Delaware Tribe Elders Committee to meet Tuesday (The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise 9/12)

10th Circuit Decision:
Cherokee Nation v. Norton (November 16, 2004)

Lower Court Decision:
Cherokee Nation v. DOI (7/23)

Relevant Documents:
Federal Register Notice/Ada Deer Announcement (September 1996)

Relevant Links:
Delaware Tribe of Indians - http://www.delawaretribeofindians.nsn.us
Cherokee Nation - http://www.cherokee.org

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