Conn. lawmaker wants recognition revoked
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A Republican lawmaker in Connecticut said he plans to introduce legislation to revoke the recognition of state tribes.

House Minority Leader Robert Ward said the tribes were recognized in 1973 "out of courtesy," The Norwich Bulletin reported. He now wants them to re-apply to state commission after their status is terminated.

The bill would apply to the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation and the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe because they have not gained federal recognition. If the Eastern Pequot Tribe's federal status doesn't become final, it would apply to the tribe too.

Get the Story:
Ward: State recognition process needs rigor (The Norwich Bulletin 12/12)

Relevant Links:
General Statutes of Connecticut, Indians -

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