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Pequot recognition decisions delayed
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2002

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has delayed its decisions on two Connecticut tribes, The Hartford Courant reports today.

The BIA notified a federal court overseeing the issue that it won't meet a June 4 deadline, an attorney involved told the paper. The new date is the end of the month.

The delay affects the Eastern Pequot Tribe and the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe. The tribes received preliminary recognition during the Clinton administration.

The tribes are opposed by three towns located neared their reservation. State attorney general Richard Blumenthal also opposes recognition.

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BIA Delays Tribal Rulings (The Hartford Courant 5/29)

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