FROM THE ARCHIVE

Seminole Head Start funds OKed

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2002

The Department of Interior has agreed to a limited recognition of the government of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

The recognition allows Head Start funds to continue to serve tribal children for the rest of the year. The BIA, however, has not recognized the general council, saying former Chief Jerry Haney is still the leader of the tribe.

The dispute stems over the BIA's refusal to recognize a change in enrollment policies that would exclude the Seminole Freedmen from the tribe.

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Agency to partially recognize Seminole Nation (The Daily Oklahoman 2/6)

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