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Federal Recognition
Alabama panel takes input on recognition standards

The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss the state's recognition criteria.

Tribal groups said the standards are too strict, The Montgomery Advertiser reported. But commission members said the criteria shouldn't be watered down to help any particular group.

Some state tribes are seeking legislation to go around the process.

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Tribal rules called unfair (The Montgomery Advertiser 6/8)

Relevant Documents:
Tribal Recognition Criteria

Relevant Links:
Alabama Indian Affairs Commission -