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Federal Recognition
Norton lobbied on Shinnecock Nation recognition


Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) asked Interior Secretary Gale Norton to ignore a federal judge's decision to declare the Shinnecock Nation an Indian tribe.

In a letter, Schumer said the tribe should be forced to complete the federal recognition process. But the tribe has been waiting for an answer for several years and may not get one for at least five more years.

Schumer claims the tribe only wants recognition to open a casino. He said the judge's decision was wrong.

Get the Story:
Schumer's letter urges blocking tribe's casino (Newsday 11/15)
CHUCK: SAY 'NO DICE' TO TRIBE BID (The New York Post 11/15)
Tribal Pride (Newsday 11/13)

Court Decision:
New York v. Shinnecock Nation (November 7, 2005)

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

Relevant Links:
Shinnecock Nation - http://www.shinnecocknation.com

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