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Federal Recognition
Virginia tribal delegation heads off for England


A delegation of Virginia Indian leaders is heading off for England today to help plan the commemoration of the first English settlement in the United States

The leaders hope the trip will solidify their case for federal recognition. Eight tribes are the subject of a Senate bill that has languished in Congress in the past four years.

Stephen Adkins, the chief of the Chickahominy Tribe, and Ken Adams, the chief of the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, will meet with Jamestown 2007 British Committee. Also on the trip are representatives of the U.S. Jamestown 2007 Commission.

Get the Story:
Tribal leaders to visit England (The Hampton Roads Daily Press 7/15)
State�s tribes hope anniversary will help facilitate recognition (The Virginian-Pilot 7/15)
Indians to attend event marking English camp (AP 7/15)
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Get the Bill:
The Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2005 (S.480)

Relevant Links:
Jamestown 2007 - http://www.jamestown2007.org

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