2013 Recognition & Enrollment News Stories

DOJ announces funding opportunities for tribes and tribal consortia (Indian Country Today) 12/30/13

Challenged Nooksack tribal members win small victory but get no cash (The Bellingham Herald) 12/27/13

Grand Ronde tribe roiled by member dispute (KGW.com) 12/18/13

Nooksack tribe cites "missing ancestor" as reason to disenroll 306 members (KUOW.org) 12/17/13

Fort Sill Apache Nation sue state for recognition (ABQ Journal) 12/17/13

8th Native American tribe recognized by State of South Carolina (Midlands Biz) 12/2/13

SC to recognize either Native American tribe (The State) 11/18/13

Tribe laments grueling tribal federal recognition bureaucracy (Indian Country Today) 10/24/13

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three recognition bills (Indianz.com) 10/22/13

Embattled members of Nooksack tribe win small victory in expulsion fight (Bellingham Herald) 10/18/13

Connecticut, tribes collide on federal rule (Wall Street Journal) 10/3/13

Interior Secretary tells board to reconsider denial of Little Shell recognition (Missoulian) 9/26/13

Oklahoma freedmen asking court for citizenship ruling (Jopling Lobe) 9/16/13

Tribal-law overhaul may spark land dispute (AP) 8/26/13

Tribal appeals court halts removal of Nooksack members (The Bellingham Herald) 8/15/13

BIA extends comment period on federal recognition proposal (Indianz.com) 8/13/12

Bill introduced to recognize Little Shell Tribe (Great Falls Tribune) 8/03/13

BIA takes comment on changes to federal recognition (Indianz.com) 7/26/13

Changes proposed in process to obtain tribal recognition could help Schaghticoke Tribal Nation in Kent (Litchfield County Times) 7/13/13

Tribal critics in Connecticut question BIA recognition proposal (Indianz.com) 7/8/13

New law helps Native Hawaiians be counted (Hawaii News Now) 7/4/13

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe loses ruling in recognition appeal (Indianz.com) 6/17/13

Federal government holds 1,800 sets of Virginia Indian remains (WUSA9) 6/14/13

North Carolina senators introduce Lumbee Recognition Act (WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, NC) 6/12/13

Two Possible Paths Forward for Native Disenrollees and the Federal Government?(Indian Country Today) 6/4/13

Ninth Circuit sides with Cahto Tribe in enrollment dispute (Pechanga.net) 5/20/13

Metis Tribe receives state recognition (Pilot News) 5/20/13

Appeals court rules for Cahto Tribe in disenrollment dispute (Indianz.com) 5/15/13

Exploring the political exploitation of blood quantum in the U.S. (Indian Country Today) 5/7/13

Interior Dept. official questions recognition granted to Tejon tribe (Bakersfield Californian) 4/30/13

U.S. Reps. Hudson, McIntyre seek federal recognition for Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina (Fay Observer) 4/27/13

Nooksack Indian tribe in disenrollment fight (Indian Country Today) 4/11/13

Northern Ute tribal enrollment may rise, pending election could lower blood quantum (Indian Country Today) 4/9/13

Graton Rancheria's disenrollment rules defy trend (Press Democrat) 4/4/13

Eastern Pequots' latest bid for federal recognition fails (The Day Connecticut) 4/1/13

This American Life radio segment: Chukchansi Tribe stuck in bitter disputes (This American Life) 3/29/13

Washburn says native Hawaiians can't follow BIA regulations (Indianz.com) 3/20/13

9th Circuit rules tribal document isn't proof of 'Indian' status (Indianz.com) 3/18/13

Recognition of Chamorros as 'Native Americans' sought (Saipan Tribune) 3/13/13

GOP freshman Richard Hudson will guide legislation seeking federal recognition for Lumbee tribe (Fay Observer) 3/12/13

Two groups claiming Cherokee heritage seeking recognition in Virginia (Cherokee One Feather) 2/28/13

AFN moves to recognize tribes on board (Alaska Dispatch) 2/24/13

Native Hawaiians get a state recognized roll (Indian Country Today) 2/12/13

Federal judge to decide legal status of Wappo (Nappa Valley Register) 2/9/13

Schaghticoke Indian Tribe seeks federal recognition once again (Register Citizen) 2/2/13

Two Cherokee tribes seeking state recognition (Fredericksburg News) 2/1/13

Federal dovernment picks apart Schaghticokes' bid for federal recognition (Housatonic Times) 1/30/13

White Earth Band considers changing membership rules (Inforum) 1/17/13

White Earth Nation vote could end 'blood quantum' tribal membership requirement (MPR News) 1/16/13


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