John Norwood: Some Indian nations treated like untouchables (12/14)
Chinook Nation looking for support on federal recognition bill (11/28)
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe renews bid for federal recognition (11/20)
Editorial: Tribes in Virginia still struggle for federal recognition (11/14)
Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes lobbies for historic Indian nations (11/13)
Opinion: Don't fight Mishewal Wappo Tribe's federal recognition (11/13)
NCAI votes against amendment to bar state recognized tribes (10/30)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe aims to regain federal status and land (10/30)
NCAI to debate membership rule to bar state recognized tribes (10/25)
County seeks to rejoin Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition case (10/17)
Supreme Court puts end to Samish Nation federal funding case (10/09)
Romney adviser claims no federally recognized tribes in state (10/05)
Judge removes counties from Mishewal Wappo recognition suit (10/04)
Tonto Apache Tribe to celebrate 40 years of federal recognition (09/26)
HUD clears up confusion over 'extra' $18M in Lumbee account (09/25)
MPBN: Maliseet group in Maine looking to gain federal status (09/21)
Brothertown Nation to seek recognition through Congress (09/18)
ICT Interview: Donna Miranda-Begay, chair of Tubatulabal Tribe (09/05)
Lumbee Tribe worried about loss of HUD funds with GAO report (08/27)
Opinion: Being second-class undocumented Native American (08/20)
Sen. Webb seeking action on Virginia tribal recognition measure (07/26)
Marker in Virginia recognizes town where tribes aided settlers (07/18)
BIA federal recognition process not favorable for California tribes (07/16)
Obama administration makes no promises on federal recognition (07/16)
Winnemem Wintu Tribe meets with BIA over federal recognition (07/12)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on federal recognition (07/10)
Winnemem Wintu Tribe to meet with BIA on federal recognition (07/10)
Winnemem Wintu Tribe complains of disruptions during ceremony (07/03)
Rep. Young promises passage for Virginia tribal recognition bill (06/28)
Bill terminates lease for North Carolina's Indian Cultural Center (06/28)
Winnemem Wintu Tribe wants federal status before ceremony (06/27)
Lumbee Tribe expected to receive $13M in federal housing funds (06/26)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe testifies at hearing on federal recognition (06/26)
Secretary Salazar won't testify for federal recognition hearing (06/26)
Forest Service to close a part of river for Winnemem Wintu Tribe (06/22)
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (06/19)
Piscataway tribes meet for first powwow after state recognition (06/14)
Winnemem Wintu Tribe requests privacy for a sacred ceremony (05/31)
Editorial: Hopeful signs for Chinook Nation's federal recognition (05/30)
Opinion: Mishewal Wappo Tribe does not qualify for recognition (05/29)
Rep. Cole supports Native Hawaiian recognition in campaign trip (05/25)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe's recognition backed by unknown group (05/24)
Winnemem Wintu Tribe plans blockade of lake during ceremony (05/23)
Letter: Appalling treatment of Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition (05/21)
Editorial: Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition a serious issue (05/03)
Obama administration seeks dismissal of recognition case (04/24)
Letter: Groups in Tennessee lack connection to real tribes (04/16)
Bill to recognize six groups in Tennessee put off for a year (04/11)
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe celebrates federal recognition (04/11)
Bill to recognize six groups in Tennessee narrowly advances (04/04)
BIA issues final decision against Central Band of Cherokees (03/26)
WPLN: Tribal recognition bill in Tennessee draws complaints (03/21)
WSJ: Unrecognized tribe's bankruptcy stirs legal questions (03/16)
Eastern Pequots to continue lawsuit over federal recognition (03/01)
Tribe asks judge to remove counties from recognition case (02/22)
BIA budget requests more money for newly recognized tribes (02/15)
Eastern Pequot leaders face recall in battle over recognition (02/13)
Freedmen, ousted from Muscogee Nation, seek recognition (02/09)
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation disputes suit over recognition (02/09)
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation files federal recognition lawsuit (02/07)
Judge blocks an appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition case (02/03)
Letter: Indigenous groups deserve our nation's recognition (01/18)
Counties trying to appeal Mishewal Wappo recognition case (01/18)
Two Maryland tribes celebrate recognition of their identities (01/13)
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe claims at least $400K was stolen (01/13)
Maryland governor recognizes two Piscataway tribal groups (01/10)
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe meets for first time after decision (01/09)
Maryland governor to recognize two tribes in executive order (01/09)
Tejon Indian Tribe to start preparing for future as newest tribe (01/04)
BIA places Tejon Indian Tribe back on list of recognized tribes (01/03)

Legislative Recognition

  • H.R.984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act
  • H.R.3744, the Tribal Recognition Act
  • H.R.3650, the Lumbee Recognition Act
  • H.R.3535, the Ruffey Rancheria Restoration Act
  • S.39, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act

Useful Links