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Paugussett denial may hurt critics' case

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2003

With the Bush administration's denial of another Connecticut tribe, federal recognition critics in Connecticut may lose their ammunition, The Hartford Courant reports.

Politicians and officials in the state criticized the Bureau of Indian Affairs last summer when then Eastern Pequot Tribe was recognized. They said the process is unfair and uneven.

But yesterday's decision against the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, and another one against the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation last month, could weaken those complaints. "It will be tougher for the state to argue that sham tribes are being recognized," the paper writes.

Get the Story:
Paugussetts' Rejection Ends Plan For Casino (The Hartford Courant 1/22)
Paugussetts' Bid For Recognition Is Denied (The New London Day 1/22)
Paugussetts denied federal recognition (AP 1/22)
Bridgeport bet on tribe's casino, wonders what's next (The New Haven Register 1/22)
Local tribe suffers setback: Preliminary BIA decision would deny recognition to Golden Hill Paugussetts (The Stamford Advocate 1/22)

Today on Indianz.Com:
Conn. tribe denied federal recognition (1/22)

Relevant Links:
Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe - http://paugussett.itgo.com
Friends of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe - http://www.paugussetts.com

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