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Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature (05/19)
Stephen Adkins is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 74th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition case (05/18)
A federal judge ruled that the tribe waited too long after being listed for termination to sue the government.

Rep. Young stirs questions in Indian Country in two hearings (05/18)
Alaska's sole Congressional representative has managed to inject uncertainty into his legacy with a hearing on federal recognition and another on the land-into-trust process.

Tennessee groups file civil rights suit over recognition status (05/13)
The Remnant Yuchi Nation, the Tanasi Tribe and the United Eastern Lenape Tribe are seeking more than $60 million in damages.

Native Sun News: Film tackles tribal recognition controversy (05/13)
As part of the folklore and community mythology in New York and New Jersey for many is the saying, 'Don’t go in to the mountains, because the ‘Jackson Whites’ will get you.'

BIA seeks comments about organization of California tribe (05/11)
A group on the Pinoleville Pomo Nation wants to organize under the provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act.

No movement on reform of federal recognition process at BIA (05/04)
The final rule was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review but it has yet to appear in the Federal Register.

Editorial: States need help dealing with newly recognized tribes (04/27)
Of the Obama administration approves new federal tribal recognition rules, the administration and Congress had better help states deal with the consequences.

BIA faces fire over latest reforms to federal recognition process (04/23)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn faced criticism from tribal leaders and lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

BIA submits federal recognition rule to White House for review (04/21)
The Part 83 reforms could be published in the Federal Register any day now.

Puerto Rico putting more focus on indigenous history of island (04/21)
Lawmakers are considering a bill to extend governmental recognition to an indigenous organization so it can secure federal funds.

House subcommittee to hold hearing on BIA recognition reform (04/20)
The title of the hearing appears to point to a sinister motive for the reforms being considered by the Obama administration.

Mohegan Tribe supports re-election of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (04/20)
The Democrat garnered a reputation as an Indian fighter during his tenure as attorney general in Connecticut.

Editorial: Virginia's tribes need federal recognition from Congress (04/17)
It’s been a long, hard slog for the Monacan Indian Nation and the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock and Nansemond tribes during the past decades in their quest to gain federal recognition.

Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition (04/16)
Another year, another effort by the tribe go gain federal status through an act of Congress.

Editorial: Pamunkey Tribe deserves federal status despite past (04/08)
The Pamunkeys dispute the idea that the tribe discriminated against African-Americans and say some tribe members have black spouses.

Editorial: Right a historical wrong and recognize Pamunkey Tribe (04/02)
The Pamunkey tribe was keeping its collective fingers crossed, hoping they would hear good news Tuesday. Sadly, they didn’t.

Judge tells Mackinac Tribe to submit federal recognition petition (04/01)
The Michigan-based tribe wants to follow the Indian Reorganization Act and form a government.

Pamunkey Tribe refutes criticism of federal recognition petition (04/01)
An opposition group submitted a letter just last week even though the comment period closed in September 2014.

BIA delays ruling on Pamunkey Tribe federal recognition petition (03/30)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn needs four months to work on the final determination.

Editorial: Opposition to Pamunkey Tribe recognition 'revolting' (03/27)
Outside interests want to deny the Pamunkey tribe what it rightfully deserves in order to continue lining their own pockets.

Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms (03/27)
The rules have been in development for more than two years but the lawmakers say more time is needed.

BIA expected to finalize changes to federal recognition process (03/24)
The rules have been in development for nearly two years.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (03/24)
The judge said the tribe waited too long to challenge its termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958.

Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition bid (03/23)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could issue a final determination by the end of the month.

Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures (03/19)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes legislative recognition.

Editorial: Include all Washington tribes in public school curricula (03/18)
Lawmakers missed a great chance to do right by one of our region’s greatest tribes, the Chinook Indian Nation.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (03/12)
Two federal recognition bills, the IRRIGATE Act and the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri for the National Indian Gaming Commission are on the agenda.

Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers (03/10)
Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.

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.

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