MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2002 Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb is expected to issue a preliminary decision this week on the federal recognition of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The decision is the first step in the process. After a public comment period, the Bureau of Indian Affairs issues a final determination, which can be appealed to internally and then to the courts. The Schaghticoke Tribe is state-recognized and has a reservation. Get the Story:
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