WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2002 Chief Richard Velky of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut says he expects the Bureau of Indian Affairs to issue a proposed finding on this tribe's recognition in the second half of 2003. Until then, Velky said his tribe is continuing to consider areas to hose possible economic development, including a casino. He also said the tribe isn't ruling out land claims. The tribe's petition has been pending for two decades. Two other Schaghticoke groups are also seeking recognition Get the Story:
Schaghticokes leave open the possibility of future land claims (AP 1/23) Relevant Links:
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