FROM THE ARCHIVE

Virginia tribes seek recognition

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JULY 28, 2000

Eight state recognized tribes in Virginia are the subject of a bill introduced by Representative James P Moran yesterday.

The Mattaponi, Pamunkey, Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock, Nansemond, and Monacan Indian Nations would receive federal recognition if the bill passes. In 1999, the Virginia legislature passed a resolution urging Congress to grant federal recognition to the tribes in the state.

The bill is HR 5073.

Relevant Links:
Rep. James P. Moran - www.house.gov/moran