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Abenaki chief wants NCAI to know Dean's record
Thursday, November 20, 2003

The chief of the Abenaki Nation of Vermont wants tribal leaders to know former governor Howard Dean's record on Indian issues.

Dean fought the tribe's federal recognition efforts. His administration submitted comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs saying the tribe doesn't deserve federal status.

Dean says he opposed recognition because he is personally opposed to gambling. But at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he said sovereign tribes have a right to gaming.

Get the Story:
Abenaki chief: Efforts a 'joke' (The Rutland Herald 11/20)
Dean appearance draws large crowd to NCAI (The Native American Times 11/19)

Relevant Links:
National Congress of American Indians - http://www.ncai.org

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