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Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuit (02/26)
Judge Edward J. Davila is promising a decision on or around March 31.

Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy (02/17)
The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

Cedric Sunray: Indian Country influenced by Old South attitudes (02/11)
The path to an education was nothing new to the many small Indian communities in the East and South who had been pushed far to the margins of American society.

Lawmakers introduce bill to extend recognition to Virginia tribes (02/11)
Virginia's tribes were among the first to greet European settlers and among the first to sign treaties.

Chinook Nation Chairman Ray Gardner passes away at age 59 (02/05)
Gardner fought for federal recognition for his tribe, who were the first to welcome explorers Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Northwest.

Christine Dupres: Cowlitz Tribe on long journey to reclaim land (01/19)
In late December of last year, I braved slogging rain, soggy ground, and dropping temperatures to join a sizable crowd of my fellow Cowlitz people as we gathered to celebrate a future reservation.

BIA publishes list of federally recognized tribes on time again (01/14)
The list has been published on schedule for the last two years.

Editorial: Recognition overdue for Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (01/13)
Montana's U.S. senators seized the first day of the new congressional session to introduce a bill granting the tribe federal recognition at long last.

Eastern Cherokees oppose Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill (01/12)
Chief Michell Hicks said the Lumbees are not legitimate.

Leader of Lumbee Tribe not optimistic on federal recognition bill (01/08)
Rep. Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina) is the lead sponsor of the measure.

Bill introduced to extend recognition to Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (01/07)
Sen. Jon Tester (D) and Sen. Steve Daines (R) will use their positions on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to push for the bill.

Appeals court dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's land claim (12/22)
The tribe claimed that parts of its reservation were sold without federal approval.

Helen Danser: Indians represent vital part of Kentucky's history (12/08)
The chair of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission calls attention to the state's Indian heritage.

Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribes (12/08)
Federal recognition would acknowledge and protect the identities of the tribes.

African-American lawmakers seek probe into Pamunkey Tribe (11/28)
The tribe's chief said the marriage law being questioned was repealed in 2012.

Editorial: Lumbee Tribe's road to recognition gets steeper (11/12)
Newspaper doesn't think the tribe will have much of a shot at federal recognition with Republicans in power.

Supporter of Lumbee Tribe's recognition loses re-election bid (11/07)
Republican Thom Tillis said he supports federal recognition but some tribal members don't believe he will be as strong of an advocate as defeated Sen. Kay Hagan (D).

Aurelius Piper: Connecticut still fighting against Indian people (11/03)
Chief Quiet Hawk of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe blasts opposition to federal recognition reforms at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribes in North Carolina back Democrat Sen. Hagan in tight race (10/30)
Native Americans make up just 1.6 percent of the state population but their votes could prove crucial at the polls.

Aura Bogado: BIA tries to reform troubled recognition system (10/15)
The Obama administration has proposed Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Editorial: Connecticut tribes should document history to 1789 (10/13)
Newspaper opposes Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribe (10/08)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe are seeking to be regain recognition after being listed in a termination law in 1954.

Editorial: BIA shouldn't weaken standards for federal recognition (10/06)
Newspaper claims the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs has been working for the past 35 years and doesn't need to be reformed.

Sen. Kaine asks BIA to be more flexible with federal recognition (10/03)
Tribes in Virginia are in a unique situation because most of their records were destroyed in a fire and purposely altered under a racist state law.

African-American lawmakers accuse Pamunkey Tribe of racism (10/01)
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the tribe's federal recognition due to a ban on inter-racial marriage.

BIA ends comment period on reform to federal recognition rule (10/01)
Officials from Connecticut are again asking the Obama administration to scrap the changes.

Editorial: Pass bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes (09/17)
Newspaper calls on Congress to pass the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act.

Vice: Shinnecock Nation treated with disrespect in own backyard (09/03)
Justin Doolittle of Vice tackles the struggles facing the Shinnecock Nation in the Hamptons, one of the wealthiest enclaves in the countr

Atakapa Ishak Nation aims to gain federal recognition through BIA (09/03)
The tribe filed a letter stating its intent to petition in 2007, according to the Office of Federal Acknowledgment.

BIA holds final meetings on reforms to federal recognition process (09/02)
The sessions take place over telephone on Wednesday and Friday. Both are open to the public.

County hires lobbying firm to oppose federal recognition reforms (08/28)
Napa County in California believes only Congress has the power to recognize tribes.

Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (08/26)
The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month (08/22)
Membership is based on a roll from December 1915, according to a legal notice that was published in The Los Angeles Times.

Bill introduced to extend recognition to Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe (08/20)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Restoration Act was introduced on July 28.

Republican blames Sen. Reid for holding Lumbee recognition bill (08/15)
The Obama administration supports the tribe but the bill has been in limbo for more than a year.

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