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Federal Recognition
Wampanoag teen joins tribe's Run for Recognition


A 13-year-old member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is training for the tribe's Run for Recognition on August 14.

Rhiannon Maher suffers from cerebral palsy, which limits some of her movements. Less than two years ago, she underwent corrective surgery on her legs. That was followed by intensive physical rehabilitation.

The run supports the tribe's housing program, which recently opened a housing development. It also calls attention to the tribe's recognition bid. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to make a preliminary determination on the tribe's by March 31, 2006, and a final determination by March 30, 2007.

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Relevant Links:
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe - http://mashpeewampanoagtribe.com

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