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• • Finally free from federal law, Osage tribe must now choose its people (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise) 12/30/04

• •Pomo tribe seeks formal status from City Council (Ft. Bragg Advocate) 12/16/04

• • BIA admits mistake in handling of recognition case (Indianz.com) 12/9/04

• • Official status likely for 6 tribes (The State) 11/27/04

• •Lumbee recognition bill must start over (The Fayetteville Observer) 11/24/04

• •Delaware Tribe Recognition Rejected (Bartlesville Examinaer-Enterprise) 11/18/04

• • Hawaiian advocates cite ruling (The Honolulu Advertiser) 11/2/04

• • Group of Dakota wins legal round (Star Tribune) 10/29/04

• •Duwamish chairwoman honored for championing her tribe's cause (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 10/25/04

• •BIA rejects Paugussetts' appeal of recognition denial (Newsday.com) 10/22/04

• •County clerk: Gallup can’t run (Maui News) 10/16/04

• • Virginia Tribes Fight for Sovereignty (L.A. Times) 10/12 * sign on required

• • Connecticut tribe files appeal to recognition decision (Newsday.com) 9/30/04

• •Group warns of problems with tribe recognition (Harlem Valley Times) 9/30/04

• •City backs tribal status for Ottawa Indians (Muskegon Chronicle) 9/14/04

• •West Texans seek official status as tribe (San Antonio Express-News) 9/14/04 *sign on required

• •City backs tribal status for Ottawa Indians (Muskegon Chronicle) 9/14/04

• •West Texans seek official status as tribe (San Antonio Express-News) 9/14/04 *sign on required

• •Tribal leaders push case with GOP (Cape Cod Times) 9/3/04

• •Probe Upholds Ruling On Tribal Recognition / Report Draws Angry Responses From Officials (Hartford Courant) 9/1/04

• •Sorting Out Trump Suit Isn't Easy/ Even Judge Is Puzzled As Developer, Easterns Begin Their Arguments (The New London Day) 8/24/04
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• • Descendant of Seattle pioneer takes on cause of Duwamish Tribe (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 8/9

• • BIA recognition decision database now online (Indianz.com) 8/5

• • State Judge Won't Dismiss Lawsuit over Tribal Enrollment (Indianz.com) 07/27

• • Golden Hill Paugussetts to Appeal BIA Negative Ruling (Norwich Bulletin) 07/21

• •Professor: Gaming Motivates Tribal Recognition (Indianz.com) 07/20

• •BIA Recognition Decision Database Now Online (Indianz.com) 07/16

• •Rejected Tribes Weigh Appeal Option (Norwich Bulletin) 07/14

• •Houmas' Appeal for Recognition Stalled (Times Picayune) 07/12

• •Nipmuc Council Votes to Appeal BIA Rejection of Federal Recognition (Boston Globe) 07/08

• •Little Shell Seek County's Help for Recognition (Havre Daily News) 07/06

• •Official: Recognition is Drawing Near (The Robesonian) 07/06

• •3 Towns Seek 'Interested Party' Status (Norwich Bulletin) 07/01

• •Tribe’s Status Still in Doubt (Post Crescent) 06/27

• •BIA Decisions Please State Officials (The Day) 06/25 * requires sign

• •BIA Denies Nipmucs Recognition (Norwich Bulletin) 06/19

• •Judge Sides with Tribe over Blumenthal (The Day) 06/18 * requires sign

• •No Prison for 'Indian Chief' in Scheme for Catskills Casino (NYT) 06/18 * requires sign

• •Nipmuc Tribe Awaits Recognition (The Republican) 06/17

• •Tribe Rejected by Feds Claims Tax Immunity (Daily Freeman) 06/17

• •Golden Hill Tribe Denied Federal Recognition (Hartford Courant) 06/15 * requires sign

• •Two Indian Tribes Wait for Recognition (Daily Globe) 06/15

• •Tribes Await Federal Rulings (Hartford Courant) 06/14 * requires sign

• •Eastern Pequots Want Say In Schaghticoke Appeal (The Day) 06/11 * requires sign

• •Opinion: Nipmuc Nation Should Not Be Denied (Boston Herald) 06/07 * requires sign

• •White Man Forges Documents Claiming Descendancy to Mohegans (NYT) 06/03 * requires sign

• •Appeals Court Tells State to Wait for BIA Review (Norwich Bulletin) 05/26

• •Senate Rejects Tribe Recognition for Indians (The Advertiser) 05/26

• •Miwok Tribe's Status Affirmed in Federal Court (Daily Tribune) 05/18

• •Tribal Law Rules in Pechanga Enrollment Dispute (North County Times) 05/18

• •Legislature Approves Process to Recognize State Indian Tribes (The State) 05/12 * requires sign on

• •BIA's Anderson Backed Amid Calls for Resignation (Indianz.com) 05/10

• • BIA Official Says He Won't Resign (Rapid City Journal) 05/09

• •Senate May Vote on Recognizing 6 Tribes (Times Dispatch) 05/09

• •BIA Leader Pressured (Hartford Courant) 05/07 * requires sign on

• •Indian Affairs Official Faulted for Recusal (Washington Post) 05/06 * requires sign on

• •Pressure on Schaghticokes (Hartford Courant) 05/06 * requires sign on

• •Recognition Briefing Paper at Heart of Latest Feud (Indianz.com) 05/05

• •BIA Head Recuses Himself from Key Bureau Decisions (Ledger-Enquirer) 05/04

• •Martin Attacked for Federal Recognition Decision (Indianz.com) 05/04

• •Blumenthal Appeals Schaghticoke Decision (The Day) 05/04 * requires sign on

• •Indians Say Recognition Hijacked (The Hartford Courant) 05/03 * requires sign on

• •Some Tribes Still See Promises Broken, Dreams Thwarted (Seattle Times) 05/03

• •Keeping The BIA Honest (The Day) 05/03 * requires sign on

• •Blumenthal Urged To Drop Schaghticoke Appeal (The Day) 04/30 * requires sign on

• •Judge Urges Feds as Plaintiffs in Casino Case (newsday.com) 04/27

• •Tribe Seeks Formal Recognition (Choctaw, Turtle Clan) (American Press) 04/26

• •Nipmuc Ruling Delayed (Norwich Bulletin) 04/26

• •Siouan Kin Contest Lumbee Recognition (Fayetteville Observer) 04/25

• •Indians Face Hurdles to Md. Recognition (Washington Post) 04/24 * requires sign on

• •Indian Affairs Decision On Schaghticokes Probed (Hartford Courant) 04/23 * requires sign on

• •State Seeks Reversal of Ruling in Easterns' Recognition Case (The Day) 04/23 * requires sign on

• •Interior Department Opposes Changes in Tribal Recognition (Review Journal) 04/22

• •Senate Committee Takes on Federal Recognition Bill (Indianz.com) 04/21

• •Senate Committee to Hold Recognition Hearing (Indianz.com) 04/19

• •Tribes Ask for Recognition (Daily Progress) 04/19

• •Lumbee Tribe Faces New Front in Recognition Battle (Native Times) 04/14

• •Internal Feud Hits Nipmuc Tribe's Casino Bid (Boston Herald) 04/14

• •Federal Recognition Debate Rages On (The Day) 04/10 * requires sign on

• •Alliances Tested on Recognition of Lumbee Tribe (Indianz.com) 04/02

• •Interior Secretary Calls for Review of Tribal Recognition Process (Herald Tribune) 04/02

• •House Hears Plea for Lumbee Recognition (Fayetteville Observer) 04/02

• •Speed U.S. Action on Shinnecocks (Newsday.com) 04/02

• •House Panel Sympathetic to Tribes on Recognition (Indianz.com) 04/01

• •GOP Delegation Angry over Indian Issue (Hartford Courant) * 04/01

• •Moratorium Suggested for Tribal Process (Review Journal) 04/01

• •Lumbees to Present Case for Recognition (Fayetteville Observer) 04/01

• •Federal Recognition Process Subject of Two Hearings (Indianz.com) 03/31

• •Would-Be Tribes Entice Investors (NYT) * 03/29

• •Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Acknowledgment Declined (Department of the Interior) 03/29

• •AG: Will Fight to End on Tribe Status (The Torrington Register Citizen) 03/25

• •AG Wants Freeze on Tribe’s Status (Register Citizen) 03/18

• •Blumenthal Seeks Moratorium on BIA Rulings (The Day) * 03/18

• •Delegation Urges BIA Probe (Norwich Bulletin) * 03/17

• •Heads of 6 Va. Tribes Push Effort to Gain Federal Recognition (Times Dispatch) 03/14

• •Indian Bureau Bent Rules (Hartford Courant) * 03/12

• •Shays Says Tribal Recognition Process Deeply Flawed (newsday.com) 03/04

• •Field Hearing Set on Osage Membership Bill Set for North Tulsa (Native Times) 03/08

• •Piscataway Conoy Continues Tribal-status Effort (Baltimore Sun) 03/04

• •Eastern Pequot Tribe Asked for Faster Consideration of Recognition Appeal (The Day) * 02/27

• •Bill Would Help Towns Pay Legal Fees (Norwich Bulletin) 02/27

• •Challenges Await Anderson on Federal Recognition (Indianz.com) 02/26

• •Tribal Chair Denies Special Treatment of BIA Employees (North County Times) 02/26

• •Bill Targets Funds for Cities Appealing BIA Recognition (New Haven Register) 02/26

• •Probe Is Sought on Potential Corruption (Ione Band of Miwok Indians) (Washington Post) * 02/24

• •Deal May Be in the Works on Akaka Bill (Honolulu Advertiser) 02/24

• •Hawaiian Bill Questioned (Hawaii Tribune Herald) 02/22

• •Legislators Fight to Retain Bureau of Indian Affairs Recognition Appeal Rights (New Haven Register) 02/20

• •Indians' Jamestown Role at Issue (Washington Post) * 02/15

• •Hearing Will Tackle Tribal Concerns (New Haven Register) 02/13

• •Cherokee Wolf Clan Tribal Recognition May be Withdrawn (Nashville City Paper) 02/13

• •Casino Foes Seek Law against Lobbying by Tribes (Norwich Bulletin) * 02/10

• •Ex-leader Admits Lying on Tribal Application (Western Mohegan Tribe) (Daily Freeman) 02/10

• •Time for Feds to Recognize the Harm Of Casino Tribes (Hartford Courant) * 02/08

• •Johnson Hits Bureau of Indian Affairs for Tribe Recognition (New Haven Register) 02/07

• •BIA Publishes Notice of Schaghticoke Recognition (Indianz.com) 02/06

• •State Wants Voice in Hearing on Tribal Recognition (The Day) * 02/06

• •State, Cities Plan Shaghticoke Appeal (The Day) * 02/04

• •U.S. Agency Recognizes a Fourth Tribe in Connecticut (Schaghticoke) (NYT) * 01/30

• •Shinnecock Casino Trial Begins in Spring (The Independent) 01/28

• •Shinnecock Case Could Set National Precedent (newsday.com) 01/26

• •Schaghticoke Tribe Awaits BIA Recognition Ruling (The Day) * 01/24

• •Commission Puts off Recognition of Wolf Clan (Jackson Sun) 01/22

• •Man Sues to Gain Admission to Inland Tribe (Press Enterprise) 01/15

• •Akaka Bill Could Face Revision, Norton Says (Honolulu Advertiser) 01/12

• •Activity on Nipmuc Land Worries Some (Norwich Bulletin) 01/11

 

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