New Pequot leader 'more daring'
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Marcia Jones Flowers, in her own words, is a strong woman. As newly elected chairwoman of the Eastern Pequot Tribe of Connecticut, she says her "tell it like it is" attitude will be essential in the coming year as the tribe hopes to gain final federal recognition.

The New London Day profiles Flowers, 55, today, focusing on the federal recognition issue. Flowers says she will help bring her tribe to "the next level" with federal acknowledgment.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is set to make a final determination on the tribe's status by the end of the year. The state of Connecticut and the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe say Flowers' tribe doesn't deserve recognition.

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She hopes to lead Eastern Pequot Tribe into new era (The New London Day 8/9)

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