Board to hear Pequot recognition case
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A Department of Interior administrative board will hear the state of Connecticut's challenge to the Eastern Pequot federal recognition.

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has heard a variety of federal recognition disputes, most notably the Quinault Nation v. the Cowlitz Tribe. But Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal claims his case is historic because he filed it for the state.

The IBIA doesn't have the power to reverse a recognition decision. It can only order a reconsideration.

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Feds will hear recognition appeal (The Norwich Bulletin 10/26)
State, local recognition appeals will get hearings (The New London Day 10/26)
Federal Court Agrees to Hear State's Appeal on Tribal Issue (The New York Times 10/26)
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