Pamunkey Indian Tribe attains U.S. federal acknowledgement


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Pamunkey Tribal SealAfter a decades’ long process, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe received notice today that the United States acknowledges the Pamunkey Indian Tribe as an Indian tribe within the meaning of federal law.  “The Native American Rights Fund has had the distinct honor and privilege of representing the Pamunkey people since the mid-1970s.  We applaud Assistant Secretary Washburn and OFA Director Fleming for their careful review and decision” said NARF Executive Director John E. Echohawk.  Along with the tribe’s legal co-counsel, Mark Tilden of Tilden McCoy + Dilweg LLP, NARF would like to congratulate the Pamunkey Indian Tribe on today’s victory!  The Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s official press release can be viewed here.

For any questions, please contact Robert Gray, Assistant Chief, Pamunkey Indian Tribe, (804) 339-1629; the tribe’s legal counsel: Mark C. Tilden, Tilden McCoy + Dilweg LLP at mctilden@tildenmccoy.com, (303) 818-0310; or David Gover, Native American Rights Fund at dgover@narf.org, (303) 447-8760.