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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.

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.

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
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.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls on President Obama to reject Dakota Access Pipeline amid uncertainty
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls on President Obama to reject Dakota Access Pipeline amid uncertainty (November 9, 2016)
With Republican Donald Trump headed to the White House, Chairman Dave Archambault II is speaking out about 'uncertainty' and the #NoDAPL movement.

Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot
Law | National | Politics | Sports
Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot (November 7, 2016)
The ad features an all-White, all-male group of football fans who are portrayed as having game day ruined by Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL poses test for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL poses test for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (September 2, 2016)
The tribal community of Standing Rock and the people downstream on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation are those who would be left out and left behind unless the Dakota Access Pipeline is stopped.

Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton
National | Politics
Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton (July 20, 2016)
The Red Lake Nation citizen bundled $431,000 for the Hillary Victory Fund.

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.

Sen. Kaine optimistic on success for tribal recognition measure
Politics
Sen. Kaine optimistic on success for tribal recognition measure (April 14, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved the bill last month so it could head to the Senate floor at any time.

Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures
Federal Recognition
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.

Lawmakers introduce bill to extend recognition to Virginia tribes
Federal Recognition
Lawmakers introduce bill to extend recognition to Virginia tribes (February 11, 2015)
Virginia's tribes were among the first to greet European settlers and among the first to sign treaties.

Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribes
Opinion | Federal Recognition
Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribes (December 8, 2014)
Federal recognition would acknowledge and protect the identities of the tribes.

Sen. Kaine asks BIA to be more flexible with federal recognition
Federal Recognition
Sen. Kaine asks BIA to be more flexible with federal recognition (October 3, 2014)
Tribes in Virginia are in a unique situation because most of their records were destroyed in a fire and purposely altered under a racist state law.

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