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Bureau of Indian Affairs reiterates policy on recognition petitions
Bureau of Indian Affairs reiterates policy on recognition petitions (June 8, 2016)

A letter was sent to two tribes in Connecticut after one of the submitted a new petition for federal recognition.


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation revives federal recognition petition
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation revives federal recognition petition (June 3, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs previously denied recognition to two Eastern Pequot groups but the new petition was filed under a different name.


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation won't drop federal recognition bid
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation won't drop federal recognition bid (July 27, 2015)

The tribe won favorable decisions during the favorable decisions during the Clinton and Bush administrations but saw defeat after an appeal from the state of Connecticut.


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation opposes BIA's federal recognition rule
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation opposes BIA's federal recognition rule (July 7, 2015)

The final regulation prevents the Connecticut tribe from resubmitting a new petition for recognition.


Editorial: Connecticut wins with BIA's federal recognition reforms
Editorial: Connecticut wins with BIA's federal recognition reforms (July 6, 2015)

Sometimes relentless political pressure can make something good happen in Washington.


Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition
Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition (June 30, 2015)

Lobbyists for the Morongo Band of California and aides to Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Connecticut) argued against a prior version of the rule.


BIA ends comment period on reform to federal recognition rule
BIA ends comment period on reform to federal recognition rule (October 1, 2014)

Officials from Connecticut are again asking the Obama administration to scrap the changes.


Connecticut officials want meeting on federal recognition reforms
Connecticut officials want meeting on federal recognition reforms (August 12, 2014)

Officials want Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn to come to the state to hear their concerns.


Tribes criticize veto provisions in BIA federal recognition rule
Tribes criticize veto provisions in BIA federal recognition rule (July 30, 2014)

Opposition from the state would prevent three tribes from restarting the process.


Opinion: Connecticut tribe deserves a 2nd shot at recognition
Opinion: Connecticut tribe deserves a 2nd shot at recognition (July 23, 2014)

Professor explains why the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation should be able to resubmit its federal recognition petition.


Former chair of Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation to pay restitution
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Former chair of Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation to pay restitution (July 1, 2014)

Brian Geer is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from the tribe.


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions recognition provision
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions recognition provision (June 13, 2014)

Tribe says third parties should not be able to block resubmission of federal recognition petition.


Connecticut tribes hope for second shot at federal recognition
Connecticut tribes hope for second shot at federal recognition (October 3, 2013)

Three Connecticut tribes that were denied federal recognition are hoping to get another shot if the Bureau of Indian Affairs rewrites its regulations.


Tribal critics in Connecticut question BIA recognition proposal
Tribal critics in Connecticut question BIA recognition proposal (July 8, 2013)

Tribal critics in Connecticut say they will fight proposed changes to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Editorial: Judge made right call on Eastern Pequot recognition
Editorial: Judge made right call on Eastern Pequot recognition (April 15, 2013)

Newspaper says federal recognition for Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation would have hurt local communities in Connecticut: A federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit by the Eastern Pequot Tribe that sought...


Eastern Pequot group loses ruling in federal recognition lawsuit
Eastern Pequot group loses ruling in federal recognition lawsuit (April 1, 2013)

A federal judge has dismissed a federal recognition lawsuit filed by members of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that the "Historic Eastern Pequots"...


Obama administration seeks dismissal of recognition case
Obama administration seeks dismissal of recognition case (April 24, 2012)

The Obama administration is asking a federal judge to dismiss a federal recognition lawsuit filed by the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. Government attorneys say the tribe has failed...


Eastern Pequots to continue  lawsuit over  federal recognition
Eastern Pequots to continue lawsuit over federal recognition (March 1, 2012)

Members of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will be able to pursue a federal recognition lawsuit in federal court. James Benny Jones Jr., a tribal member who has...


Eastern Pequot leaders face recall in battle over recognition
Eastern Pequot leaders face recall in battle over recognition (February 13, 2012)

The entire council of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is facing a recall over a disputed federal recognition lawsuit. In a letter to a federal judge, Chairman Jim...


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation disputes  suit over recognition
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation disputes suit over recognition (February 9, 2012)

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut did not file a lawsuit seeking federal recognition, Chairman Jim Cunha told The New London Day. The lawsuit was filed by a tribal...


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation files federal recognition lawsuit
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation files federal recognition lawsuit (February 7, 2012)

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...


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation racked $80M      recognition debt
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation racked $80M recognition debt (November 3, 2011)

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut racked up $80 million in debt in its pursuit of federal recognition, Chairman James Cunha told The New London Day. The tribe, which...