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• • Shinnecock Nation to Receive Federal Recognition? (The Independent) 12/18

• •Bill to Recognize Lumbee Tribe Delayed in U.S. Senate (Charlotte Observer) * 12/17

• •NAACP to Support Tribes' Drive for Federal Recognition (The Day) * 12/5

• •BIA May Be Ordered to Review Tribal Dispute (Hartford Courant) * 12/5

• •Dole's 'Hotline' Attempt Fails (Robesonian) 12/2

• •U.S. Won't Recognize the Snohomish as Tribe (Seattle Times) 12/2

• •Challenge for Tribal Recognition (Hartford Courant) * 12/2

• •Snohomish Stand in Hope of Recognition (Seattle Times) 11/26

• •Getting Tribal Recognition is Long Process (mlive.com) 11/25

• •Abenaki Chief: Efforts a 'Joke' (Rutland Herald) 11/21

• •Tribe's Evidence a Concern (Hartford Courant) * 11/12

• •Ballance Backs Haliwa-Saponi Recognition (Rocky Mount Telegram) 11/5

• •UNC Expert Says Cherokees Working against Lumbee Bill (wral.com) 11/3

• •Lumbees' Bill Gets Senate Panel OK (Fayetteville Observer) 10/30

• •Blumenthal, Towns Question BIA Sway on Appeals Board (The Day) * 10/28

• •Government Recognizes Seminole Freedmen (News-Star) 10/26

• •Lawrence Cherokees Seeking American Indian Nation Status (The Tennessean) 10/24

• •Tribes Push for Sovereign Status (Green Bay Press Gazette) 10/15

• •Osage Tribe Survival at Stake (Lawrence Journal World) 10/13

• •Fate of Lumbee Bill Due Oct. 22 (Fayetteville Observer) 10/8

• •Group Loses Bid for Tribal Recognition (Baltimore Sun) * 9/26

• •Riverboat Casino Idea Sets Sail (NewsOK.com) * 9/26

• •Lumbee Tribe Makes Case for Federal Recognition (Indianz.com) 9/18

• •Lumbees Hope for Success on Recognition (Fayetteville Observer) 9/18

• •Federal Status Delayed for Tribes until May (Norwich Bulletin) 9/17

• •Tropical Battle of Race, Rights Divides Islanders (Washington Post) 9/15

• •Tribal Recognition Reform Lacks Votes (Norwich Bulletin) 9/08

• •Native Hawaiians in Limbo As Courts Open up Programs (Indianz.com) 9/04

• •Lumbees Set Date with Senate Panel (Fayetteville Observer) 9/04

• •Conservatives Blamed for Stalling Akaka Bill (Honolulu Advertiser) 8/29

• •Haliwa-Saponi Plans Summit (Rocky Mount Telegram) 8/25

• •Robeson School Board Backs Tribe (Fayetteville Observer) 8/12

• •Paugussetts Try Again (Bridgeport News) 8/08

• • Lumbee Efforts Gaining Support (Fayetteville Observer) 8/04

• •Court Rejects Quick Decision on Wampanoags (Providence Journal) * 8/04

• •Native Americans Hope Legislation Will Open Doors to Better Quality of Life (Times and Democrat) 7/29

• •Supreme Court Overturns Tribal Dispute Decision (imdiversity.com) 7/23

• •Native Hawaiians Reclaim Heritage (Washington Post) 7/21

• •Shinnecocks' Casino Fight Continues (Newsday.com) 7/16

• •'Mixed Bloods' Seek Indian Status (Deseret News) 7/14

• •On Recognition, It's More of the Status Quo (Indianz.com) 7/08

• •Tribe Ups the Ante (Newsday) 7/01

• •Man Plans New Tribe from Ranks of Unenrolled (Missoulian) 6/20

• •Tribe that Aided Lewis and Clark Now Seeks Help (Post-Intelligencer) 6/02

• •Winnsboro Indians Seek Recognition from State (Shreveport Times) 5/28

• •Little Shell Tribe No Longer Landless after 58-acre Donation (Great Falls Tribune) 5/27

• •American Indian Measure Gets Panel OK(Myrtle Beach online) 5/22

• •Tribal Leader Seeks Federal Recognition (Statesman Journal) 5/19

• •Blumenthal: State to Fight Against Casinos (Norwich Bulletin) 5/08

• •Call for East End Casino Intervention (NewsDay) 5/06

• •Bill Has Catawbas on Edge (Herald Online) 5/02

• •Mont. Court Recognizes Tribe Little Shell) Through Common Law (Indianz.com) 5/01

• •Suit Against Recognition for Easterns is Dismissed (The Day) 4/30

• •Tribe Petitions For Federal Recognition (KSBW-channel.com)4/30

• •Marble Hill Oneidas Lose Ruling (Post Standard) 4/29

• •Panel Ponders Bill to Recognize Native American Tribes (Herald Standard) 4/25

• •Indian Appeals Board Will Accept ‘Reply Brief' (The Day) 4/23

• • Blumenthal Asks to Respond to Brief (Norwich Bulletin) 4/16

• •Subcommittee OKs Plan for S.C. Tribal Recognition (Mrytle Beach Sun News) 4/11

• •Vermont's Abenakis Seek Formal Tribal Recognition (Brattleboro Reformer) 3/27

• •Lumbees Say Measure Flawed (Fayetteville Observer) 3/27

• •Dispute over Claim to Name Renewed (Sun Spot) 3/20

• •Appeals Court to Hear Mashpee Recognition Case (Indianz.com) 3/18

• •Future of Shooting Range Goes before Federal Judge (Rapid City Journal) 3/19

• •Recommendation Sent on Recognition as Tribe (Sun Sport) 3/13

• •Lack of Evidence Addressed in Recognition Bill (Indianz.com) 2/19

• •Dole Calls for Tribal Bill (Fayetteville Observer) 2/19

• •Lumbees Seek Support (Fayetteville Observer) 2/18

• •Citizenship Sought for all O'odham (Arizona Daily Star) 2/13

• •Sweeping Recognition Reform Bill Offered (Indianz.com) 2/7

• •McDermott Introduces Bill for Duwamish (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 1/30

• •Lost Cherokees in Arkansas, Missouri Want Tribe Designation from Government (The Courier) 1/28

• •Conn. Tribe Loses Second Shot at Federal Status (Indianz.com) 1/22

• •Bill Would Revoke State Tribal Recognition (New London Day) 1/22

• •A Critical Day For Paugussett Indians (The Hartford Courant) 1/21

• •McDermott Prepares Bill to Recognize Duwamish Tribe (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 1/10

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