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Federal Recognition
Editorial: BIA finally plays it straight on recognition


Recognition Documents:
BIA Press Release | Eastern Pequot Notice | Schaghticoke Notice

Reaction to Decisions:
Eastern Pequot | Attorney General
Gov. Jodi Rell | Sens. Dodd, Lieberman
"The Bureau of Indian Affairs finally played it straight, and Connecticut is the winner.

The BIA and its parent agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior, this week rejected bids for federal tribal recognition by the Schaghticokes and Eastern Pequot Indians of Connecticut, closing off the prospect of more casinos in the state.

We certainly wish no ill will to the members of either tribe. They still have state recognition and their reservations, and are free to practice their respective cultures. But the state and several affected communities will be spared the problems associated with casinos that federal recognition certainly would have brought."

Get the Story:
Editorial: No Federal Recognition (The Hartford Courant 10/14)
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IBIA Decisions:
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation | Schaghticoke Tribal Nation

Only on Indianz.Com:
Federal Recognition Database V2.0 (May 2005)

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

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