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Lumbee Days at the National Museum of the American Indian. Still image: Lumbee Tribe
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress. The Tribal Recognition Act strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to make recognition decisions.
• On September 26: Legislative Hearing on 3 Tribal Recognition Bills

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