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Federal Recognition
Bill revokes BIA's recognition of Connecticut tribe


Republicans from Connecticut introduced a bill to revoke the federal recognition of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.

Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Connecticut) and other Republican lawmakers said the Bureau of Indian Affairs was wrong to recognize the tribe. The BIA issued a final determination in favor of the tribe in January 2004.

The decision is being appealed by the state of Connecticut.

Get the Story:
Johnson Introduces Bill to Repeal Schaghticoke Recognition (Rep. Nancy Johnson 3/4)
Congresswoman Johnson Introduces Legislation to Repeal Federal Recognition of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation (The Kent Tribune 3/4)
Lawmakers Seek To Overturn BIA Schaghticoke Recognition (The New London Day 3/5)
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Johnson opposes tribe recognition (The Register Citizen 3/5)
Lawmakers Seek To Revoke Recognition Of Schaghticokes (The Hartford Courant 3/5)
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Federal Recognition Database (July 2004)

Relevant Links:
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation - http://www.schaghticoke.com
Interior Board of Indian Appeals Decisions - http://www.ibiadecisions.com

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