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Pamunkey Tribe confronts questions about race-based history
Pamunkey Tribe confronts questions about race-based history (March 9, 2020)

The recently-recognized Pamunkey Tribe is once again facing questions about its race-based past.


Monument features the first female leader of Pamunkey Tribe
Monument features the first female leader of Pamunkey Tribe (July 19, 2018)

Cockacoeske united her fellow Indian nations and signed a key treaty during a time of great change.


Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line
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.


Pamunkey Tribe secures designation of Indian Health Service delivery area
Pamunkey Tribe secures designation of Indian Health Service delivery area (July 27, 2017)

The Pamunkey Tribe, the newest member of the federally-recognized family of Indian nations, continues to make gains in Virginia.


Bureau of Indian Affairs updates list of federally recognized tribes
Bureau of Indian Affairs updates list of federally recognized tribes (May 4, 2016)

The list now includes the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia, whose federal status was finalized shortly after the most recent update in January.


Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants
Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants (February 17, 2016)

Some of the newest members of the family of Indian nations received funds to address housing conditions and economic development in their communities.


Pamunkey Tribe looks to a stronger future with federal recognition
Pamunkey Tribe looks to a stronger future with federal recognition (February 9, 2016)

The Pamunkey Tribe is the 567th to be federally recognized in the nation and the first in Virginia with that status.


Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe clears final hurdle for recognition
Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe clears final hurdle for recognition (February 4, 2016)

Bob Gray, chief of the Pamunkey Indians, knows tribal members should’ve worked ages ago to navigate the bureaucratic hurdles leading to federal designation.


Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case
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.


Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition
Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition (February 1, 2016)

The Virginia-based Pamunkey Tribe is set to become the 567th federally recognized tribe in the United States.


Virginia tribes continue to pay tribute required by 1677 treaty
Virginia tribes continue to pay tribute required by 1677 treaty (November 25, 2015)

The Pamunkey Tribe and the Upper Mattaponi Tribe presented two deer, pottery, a bracelet and a bolo tie to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).


Pamunkey Tribe faces challenge to federal recognition decision
Pamunkey Tribe faces challenge to federal recognition decision (October 9, 2015)

An anti-Indian group on the other side of the country filed an appeal that will delay the Virginia tribe's federal status.


Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at university
Author of book about tribes in Virginia murdered at university (September 15, 2015)

History professor Ethan Schmidt was shot and killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi.


DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases
DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases (August 13, 2015)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has been cut out of the picture in an attempt to increase transparency and due process.


Pamunkey Tribe enters federal recognition era with new chief
Pamunkey Tribe enters federal recognition era with new chief (August 4, 2015)

Kevin Brown stepped down as chief after the tribe won a favorable decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust
Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (July 13, 2015)

The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.


Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for Pamunkey Tribe
Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for Pamunkey Tribe (July 10, 2015)

Recognition for the Pamunkeys, in addition to being the right thing to do, represents another repudiation of William Plecker’s bestial racism, and the Virginia government’s.


Editorial: Other tribes in Virginia deserve federal recognition too
Editorial: Other tribes in Virginia deserve federal recognition too (July 3, 2015)

For Virginia’s American Indian tribes, July 2 likely will go down in history as a red letter, to be remembered as the day the first Virginia tribe gained official recognition from the federal government.


Pamunkey Tribe wins final federal recognition decision from BIA
Pamunkey Tribe wins final federal recognition decision from BIA (July 2, 2015)

The tribe is the first in Virginia to complete the federal acknowledgment process.


Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man
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.


Editorial: Pamunkey Tribe deserves federal status despite past
Editorial: Pamunkey Tribe deserves federal status despite past (April 8, 2015)

The Pamunkeys dispute the idea that the tribe discriminated against African-Americans and say some tribe members have black spouses.


Editorial: Right a historical wrong and recognize Pamunkey Tribe
Editorial: Right a historical wrong and recognize Pamunkey Tribe (April 2, 2015)

The Pamunkey tribe was keeping its collective fingers crossed, hoping they would hear good news Tuesday. Sadly, they didn’t.


Pamunkey Tribe refutes criticism of federal recognition petition
Pamunkey Tribe refutes criticism of federal recognition petition (April 1, 2015)

An opposition group submitted a letter just last week even though the comment period closed in September 2014.


BIA delays ruling on Pamunkey Tribe federal recognition petition
BIA delays ruling on Pamunkey Tribe federal recognition petition (March 30, 2015)

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn needs four months to work on the final determination.


Editorial: Opposition to Pamunkey Tribe recognition 'revolting'
Editorial: Opposition to Pamunkey Tribe recognition 'revolting' (March 27, 2015)

Outside interests want to deny the Pamunkey tribe what it rightfully deserves in order to continue lining their own pockets.


Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition bid
Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition bid (March 23, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs could issue a final determination by the end of the month.


Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy
Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy (February 17, 2015)

The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.


African-American lawmakers seek probe into Pamunkey Tribe
African-American lawmakers seek probe into Pamunkey Tribe (November 28, 2014)

The tribe's chief said the marriage law being questioned was repealed in 2012.


African-American lawmakers accuse Pamunkey Tribe of racism
African-American lawmakers accuse Pamunkey Tribe of racism (October 1, 2014)

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the tribe's federal recognition due to a ban on inter-racial marriage.


Opinion: Pocahontas and one tribe's bid for federal recognition
Opinion: Pocahontas and one tribe's bid for federal recognition (June 23, 2014)

Laurie Gwen Shapiro travels to historic Jamestown in Virginia and learns about the Pamunkey Tribe.


Opinion: Federal recognition for Virginia tribes long overdue
Opinion: Federal recognition for Virginia tribes long overdue (April 17, 2014)

Writer welcomes federal recognition for the Virginia tribes that welcomed the first European settlers at Jamestown.


Virginia tribes question interpretation of treaty fishing rights
Virginia tribes question interpretation of treaty fishing rights (April 16, 2014)

The Pamunkey Tribe and the Mattaponi Tribe are questioning a new interpretation of their treaty fishing and hunting rights in Virginia.


Pamunkey Tribe observes anniversary of Pocahontas wedding
Pamunkey Tribe observes anniversary of Pocahontas wedding (April 8, 2014)

The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia participated in a re-enactment of the 1614 wedding between Pocahontas and English settler John Rolfe.


Pamunkey Tribe went to England to document recognition bid
Pamunkey Tribe went to England to document recognition bid (February 4, 2014)

The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia made four trips to England to bolster its federal recognition petition.


Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition
Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition (January 27, 2014)

The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia is urging supporters not to send comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs on its federal recognition petition.


BIA issues preliminary decision in favor of Pamunkey Tribe
BIA issues preliminary decision in favor of Pamunkey Tribe (January 20, 2014)

The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia has won preliminary approval of its federal recognition petition, a first in a state where officials tried to eradicate all traces of non-Indian identity.


First female leader of Pamunkey Tribe selected for memorial
First female leader of Pamunkey Tribe selected for memorial (December 10, 2013)

Cockacoeske, a 17th century leader of the Pamunkey Tribe, has been selected for the Women of Virginia memorial.


Pamunkey Tribe told to wait longer for decision on recognition
Pamunkey Tribe told to wait longer for decision on recognition (November 20, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has again delayed a decision on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.


BIA delays decision on Pamunkey Tribe recognition petition
BIA delays decision on Pamunkey Tribe recognition petition (September 11, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has delayed a decision on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Tribe.


Meet Native America:  Kevin Brown, chief for Pamunkey Tribe
Meet Native America: Kevin Brown, chief for Pamunkey Tribe (August 22, 2013)

The National Museum of the American Indian continues its "Meet Native America" series with Kevin Brown, the chief of the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.


Agreement protects important site in Powhatan  Tribe  history
Agreement protects important site in Powhatan Tribe history (June 18, 2013)

An agreement will be announced on Friday that will protect Werowocomoco, the historic home of Chief Powhatan.