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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting
Business | Education | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (May 17, 2017)
Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia
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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.

Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case
National | Federal Recognition
Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case (February 2, 2016)
Stand Up For California was the only group that challenged the Virginia tribe's federal status.

Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man
Law | National | Federal Recognition
Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (July 1, 2015)
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures
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Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures (March 19, 2015)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes legislative recognition.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves tribal recognition bills
Federal Recognition
Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves tribal recognition bills (April 3, 2014)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved two federal recognition bills at a business meeting on Wednesday.

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