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Federal Recognition
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation to submit more evidence


A federal judge approved a plan to allow the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut to submit more evidence as part of its federal recognition bid, The Hartford Courant reports.

The tribe hopes to prove its case by submitting additional evidence about marriage rates that had been miscalculated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The state of Connecticut opposes the plan but U.S. District Judge Peter Dorsey already approved it last week.

Separately, the tribe is being allowed to take discovery in hopes of showing that local officials violated a court order against lobbying the Interior Department. The town of Kent hired the Republican firm of Barbour Griffith and Rogers to fight the tribe's case.

Get the Story:
Judge Backs Tribe's New Bid (The Hartford Courant 7/14)
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Rell urges judge to deny tribe's request to submit more evidence (AP 7/13)
Attorney General's Statement On Governor's Letter To Judge In Schaghticoke Case (Blumenthal 7/13)

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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