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Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting
Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)
Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)
Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Virginia tribes still pushing for federal recognition after 400 years
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Virginia tribes still pushing for federal recognition after 400 years (June 1, 2017)
Six tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers at Jamestown are inching closer to federal recognition.

House passes bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes
National | Federal Recognition
House passes bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes (May 18, 2017)
The tribes enjoy a long relationship with foreign nations but have yet to be acknowledged by the United States.

Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue (March 24, 2017)
The recognition is overdue — in the extreme.

Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia
Federal Recognition
Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia (March 21, 2017)
The tribes were among the first to sign treaties with European nations and they helped the first European settlers survive at Jamestown.

Ponca Tribe reclaims small part of ancestral territory in Nebraska
Environment | National | Politics
Ponca Tribe reclaims small part of ancestral territory in Nebraska (July 28, 2015)
The 230-acre property will be used for the proposed Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, the route that traces the forced removal of the tribe.

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