WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2002 A federal judge has ordered the Bureau of Indian Affairs to issue a proposed finding on the federal recognition of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut by December of this year. Originally, the deadline was September but has been pushed back to accommodate a request by a local school and a rival tribal faction. The tribe has been seeking recognition for two decades. Get the Story:
Judge delays ruling on Kent tribe (AP 2/20) Relevant Links:
Branch of Acknowledgment and Research - http://www.doi.gov/bia/ack_res.html Related Stories:
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