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• • Cecelia Fire Thunder (Indian Country Today) 12/22/06

• • Lumbee Tribe must restart push for tribal recognition (Robesonian Online) 12/18/06

• • Tribes seek federal recognition before event (Washington Times) 12/6/06

• • Schaghticoke marriage rates may have met precedents (Indian Country Today) 12/4/06

• • Tribe takes some off roll (Fresno Bee) 11/27/06

• • Tribes' riches increase membership battles (Marketplace) 11/23/06

• • Tribes want true population count (The State) 11/20/06

• • Interior officials to testify in Schaghticoke appeal (Indian Country Today) 11/17/06

• • Deep roots (Seaside Signal) 11/9/06

• • Enterprise Rancheria holds appeals hearing for disenrolled vice chair (Chico Enterprise Record) 11/8/06

• • Mayor pledges city's support of tribe's quest for recognition (Great Falls Tribune) 11/6/06

• • Official nod won't change tribes' fortunes [South Carolina] (Sun News) 11/2/06

• • Snags found in Shabbona land transfer to tribe (The Midweek) 10/11/06

• • Indian tribes seek U.S. recognition (Washington Times) 10/8/06

• • Tribe to challenge zoning oversight (Newsday) 10/11/06

• • Termination is an ugly word in Indian country (Native American Times) 10/9/06

• • Cherokee freedmen to challenge special election (NewsOK.com) 10/9/06

• • Disenrolled tribal members protest (Chico Enterprise-Record) 10/5/06

• • Delaware town hall meeting examines Cherokee deal (Native American Times) 10/4/06

• • Our View: Another Lumbee recognition effort looks doomed. The battle must continue. (Fayetteville Observer) 10/4/06

• • Mashpee officials back tribe (Cape Cod Times) 9/30/06

• • Mashpee, tribe talks on pact off track (Cape Cod Times) 9/29/06

• • Expert contradicts Pechanga disenrollment (North County Times) 9/25/06

• • Interior denies recognition to Burt Lake Band (Cheboygan Daily Tribune) 9/22/06

• • Judge defers Oneida decision (Syracuse Post-Standard) 9/8/06

• • Bush administration questions Cherokees on Freedmen (Indianz.com) 9/7/06

• • Warner raises gambling issue (Ricmond Times-Dispatch) 9/7/06

• • Pechanga empire threatens Temecula (North County Times) 9/4/06

• • Tribal warfare (Robesonian) 8/28/06

• • Former BIA head says Schaghticoke petition was the best (Indian Country Today) 8/28/06

• • Wilkins: Self-determination or self-decimation? (Indian Country Today) 8/25/06

• • Pechanga expert at getting rid of Indians (Californian) 8/22/06

• • A manufactured history? County says Mechoopda tribe not legitimate (Media News Group) 8/22/06

• • Pechanga gives family final notice of ejection (Riverside Press-Enterprise) 8/19/06

• • Right to be recognized (Renton Reporter) 8/16/06

• • Delawares closer to federal recognition (Tulsa World) 8/16/06

• • Election sought to decide status of black freedmen (Oklahoman) 8/12/06

• • Booted members protest (Chico Enterprise) 8/7/06

• • Recognizing reality (Charlotte Observer) 8/4/06

• • Lumbee bill gets panel's OK, stalls (Winston-Salem Journal) 8/3/06

• • Help for the Lumbee (Charlotte News & Observer) 8/2/06

• • Petition seeks to eliminate freedmen from Cherokee membership (AP) 7/29/06

• • Tribe, Mashpee hold preliminary talks (Cape Cod Times) 7/27/06

• • Vote on the Lumbee recognition bill postponed (Fayetteville Observer) 7/25/06

• • Editorial: Paugussett claims must be rejected (Connecticut Post) 7/21/06

• • Rehberg introduces legislation to recognize Little Shell Tribe (Great Falls Tribune) 7/14/06

• • Senate hearing on Lumbee Tribe recognition bill (Indianz.com) 7/12/06

• • Police investigate group's 'tribal' laws (Mail Tribune) 7/12/06

• • Indian Tribe Sues Opponents (AP) 7/11/06

• • A State-recognized Indian tribe for Hawaii? (Hawaii Reporter) 7/10/06

• • Lumbees head to Washington to seek recognition (Fayetteville Observer) 7/10/06

• • Tribes' riches increase membership battles (Marketplace) 7/5/06

• • Housing board hopes to keep Wampanoag in Mashpee (Upper Cape Codder) 7/6/06

• • Native Americans continue to strive for recognition (Suffolk News Herald) 7/3/06

• • Indian chief cites 'paper genocide' (Richmond Times-Dispatch) 6/22/06

• • Michigan tribe seeks fast-track recognition by feds (Lansing State Journal) 6/22/06

• • Native Hawaiians find their voice (Los Angeles Times) 6/16/06

• • Mashpee Wampanoag writer responds to criticism (Native American Times) 6/15/06

• • Narragansetts open rolls for first time since '93 (Rhode Island News) 6/15/06

• • Mashpee, tribe draw up topics for negotiations (Cape Cod Times) 6/14/06

• • 'Not a tribal community'; State committee: History doesn't support Croatans' bid for state recognition (Orangeburg Times and Democrat) 6/12/06

• • Tribe to deliberate a blood requisite (Tulsa World) 6/12/06

• • Aloha, Akaka (Wall Street Journal) 6/12/06

• • Why federal recognition isnt recognition at all (Native American Times) 6/7/06

• • Racist bill would segregate Hawaii (Human Events) 6/6/06

• • Plight of Native Hawaiians not dire (Hawaii Reporter) 6/5/06

• • The Akaka State? (Wall Street Journal) 6/2/06

• • The recognition gamble (Connection Newspapers) 6/2/06

• • Upper Sioux banishes drug criminals (Minnesota Republic Radio) 5/31/06

• • Island separatist (Wasington Times) 6/1/06

• • Tribal enrollment lawsuit (Morning Sun) 5/26/06

• • Appeals court denies rehearing in Meskwaki tribe dispute (AP) 5/26/06

• • Tribe's separate status bid defended (Richmond Times-Dispatch) 5/26/06

• • Leech Lake Local Councils decide against banishment (Bemidji Pioneer) 5/24/06

• • Justices refuse to hear Pechanga membership policy dispute (Riverside Press-Enterprise) 5/24/06

• • A Hawaiian Punch to E Pluribus Unum (National Review Online) 5/24/06

• • Otsego not acting on tribal request (Elk River Star News) 5/23/06

• • Supreme Court won't hear Pechanga membership case (Indianz.com) 5/23/06

• • Leech Lake Band split on revival of banishment (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) 5/23/06

• • Lingle lobbies for Akaka bill (Honolulu Advertiser) 5/18/06

• • Cherokee proposal could ban Freedman (Muskogee Phoenix) 5/16/06

• • Honolulu Star-Bulletin Editorial Trashing the Civil Rights Commission Report (Hawaii Reporter) 5/8/06

• • The Cowlitz rebuild their culture, verse by verse (Oregonian) 5/8/06

• • Wampanoag see support, no hostility (Cape Cod Times) 5/8/06

• • Governor signs bill recognizing Abenaki (WCAX) 5/3/06

• • Former Pomo leader expelled from tribe (San Francisco Chronicle) 5/1/06

• • America's Micmac Indians fight for self rule (Washington Post) 4/28/06

• • Cherokees delay vote on freedmen (Oklahoman) 4/28/06

• • Open letter from disenrolled Coushatta woman (Indianz.com) 4/21/06

• • Doles assistant: Recognition for tribe a priority (Fayetteville Observer) 4/21/06

• • Judge says tribal members may pursue state fuel tax refunds (AP) 4/18/06

• • Tribal court tells citizenship board to follow law (Oklahoman) 4/11/06

• • Anthropologist questions Schaghticoke Tribe's loss of federal recognition (New London Day) 4/11/06

• • Judge rules that group isn't American Indian tribe (Salt Lake Tribune) 4/11/06

• • Gambling issue splits tribes (Richmond Times-Dispatch) 4/7/06

• • Congratulations to the Mashpee Wampanoag (Indian Country Today) 4/7/06

• • Cherokee leader disputes racially-tinged allegations from black lawmakers (Native American Times) 4/5/06

• • Abenaki recognition to be official today (Burlington Free Press) 4/6/06

• • Verner conflict alleged in ouster (Spokesman Review) 4/5/06

• • Lobbying activities helped tribe bolster recognition (Indianz.com) 4/4/06

• • Champlain family removed from tribe (Providence Journal) 4/4/06

• • BIA: Massachusetts tribe 'retained' self-governance (Indianz.com) 4/3/06

• • Massachusetts tribe eager for recognition decision (Indianz.com) 3/31/06

• • Accusations fly in dispute among Narragansetts (Providence Journal) 3/26/06

• • Wampanoags await feds' decision (AP) 3/23/06

• • Freedmen descendants apply for Creek citizenship after ruling (Oklahoman) 3/22/06

• • Pokanoket Tribe seeks state, federal recognition (Indianz.com) 3/22/06

• • Tribal court ruling may establish standard for membership claims (Oklahoman) 3/21/06

• • Second Pechanga family faces ouster (Riverside Press-Enterprise) 3/21/06

• • Membership Debate: The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa chairman wants to re-examine tribal membership requirements (Duluth News Tribune) 3/21/06

• • Former Pechanga members take fight to Supreme Court (Riverside Press-Enterprise) 3/17/06

• • Chief not ready to end fight to keep out Freedmen (Muskogee Phoenix) 3/16/06

• • Tribal members' fate discussed (Oklahoman) 3/15/06

• • Freedmen are accepted (KSBY) 3/10/06

• • Cherokee Nation accepts Freedmen citizenship ruling (Indianz.com) 3/9/06

• • Narragansetts' Suspension Of Tribal Members Is Questioned (New London Day) 3/9/06

• • Freedmen are tribal citizens (Muskogee Daily Phoenix) 3/8/06

• • Meeting house's upgrade joined by 30 dusty boxes (Cape Cod Times) 3/7/06

• • Viewpoint: Give the Three Affiliated Tribes separate identities (Grand Forks Herald) 3/5/06

• • Tribal membership disputed (Providence Journal) 2/26/06

• • Mixed-blood Uintas plan letter campaign (Deseret Morning News) 2/21/06

• • Tribe honors elders' legacy (Cape Cod Times) 2/20/06

• • Tribal chief seeks resolution (Oklahoman) 2/2/06

• • Three S.C. Indian tribes win recognition (thestate.com) 1/28/06

• • Dissenting members of tribe lose out on casino profits (Sioux City Journal) 1/27/06

• • Akaka Bill Not Fair to All People of Hawaii (Hawaii Reporter) 1/25/06

• • Identity Theft (East Bay Express) 1/25/06

• • Beaver Creek Tribe seeks recognition (Aiken Standard) 1/24/06

• • Reclassified Mooretown Members fight back (Oroville Mercury-Register) 1/20/06

• • Eastern Pequots lose appeal to feds (Norwich Bulletin) 1/19/06

• • Delaware Tribe members promote recognition (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise) 1/18/06

• • American Indians protest their ousting from tribes (Seattle Times) 1/14/06

• • Supreme Court won't rule on Indian law cases (Indianz.com) 1/10/06

• • Shinnecocks still have to wait for recognition (Newsday) 1/9/06

• • Va. Indians still hunt federal recognition (roanoke.com) 1/6/06

• • AG withdraws opposition to state Abenaki recognition (Rutland Herald) 1/5/06

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