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Federal Recognition
BIA wants Connecticut tribe to submit more evidence


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to allow the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut to submit more evidence to back up its claim for federal recognition.

The BIA previously cut the tribe off, citing a recent Interior Board of Indian Appeals ruling. But the agency filed court papers to give the tribe more time to submit evidence about its internal marriage rate.

The state of Connecticut, which is fighting the tribe's recognition, plans to oppose the proposal.

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Tribe May Get Another Chance (The Hartford Courant 7/7)
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IBIA Decisions:
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation | Schaghticoke Tribal Nation

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

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