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Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation files federal recognition lawsuit

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs in hopes of gaining federal recognition.

The Bush administration agreed to recognize the tribe but changed its position after challenges from opponents in Connecticut. A lawsuit was filed last month in federal court in Washington, D.C.

The leaders of three local towns who opposed federal recognition for the tribe plan to meet with state Attorney General George Jepsen next week to discuss the lawsuit, The Norwich Bulletin reported.

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