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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.

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.

Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill
Politics | Federal Recognition
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (September 16, 2016)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.

House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills (September 30, 2015)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe in more than a decade but that could be changing as two bills saw widespread support at a hearing.

Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature
Politics | Federal Recognition
Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature (May 19, 2015)
Stephen Adkins is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 74th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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