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Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes (February 15, 2018)

The Trump administration is seeking nearly $1 million to help the newest members of the federally recognized family of Indian nations.

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
Health | National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)

It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line
Environment | Federal Recognition

Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line (January 22, 2018)

Two tribes are receiving $6 million in payments in connection with a new power line that runs through their ancestral territory in Virginia.

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (January 12, 2018)

A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

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
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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
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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.