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Editorial: Virginia's tribes need federal recognition from Congress (04/17)
It’s been a long, hard slog for the Monacan Indian Nation and the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock and Nansemond tribes during the past decades in their quest to gain federal recognition.

Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition (04/16)
Another year, another effort by the tribe go gain federal status through an act of Congress.

Editorial: Pamunkey Tribe deserves federal status despite past (04/08)
The Pamunkeys dispute the idea that the tribe discriminated against African-Americans and say some tribe members have black spouses.

Editorial: Right a historical wrong and recognize Pamunkey Tribe (04/02)
The Pamunkey tribe was keeping its collective fingers crossed, hoping they would hear good news Tuesday. Sadly, they didn’t.

Judge tells Mackinac Tribe to submit federal recognition petition (04/01)
The Michigan-based tribe wants to follow the Indian Reorganization Act and form a government.

Pamunkey Tribe refutes criticism of federal recognition petition (04/01)
An opposition group submitted a letter just last week even though the comment period closed in September 2014.

BIA delays ruling on Pamunkey Tribe federal recognition petition (03/30)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn needs four months to work on the final determination.

Editorial: Opposition to Pamunkey Tribe recognition 'revolting' (03/27)
Outside interests want to deny the Pamunkey tribe what it rightfully deserves in order to continue lining their own pockets.

Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms (03/27)
The rules have been in development for more than two years but the lawmakers say more time is needed.

BIA expected to finalize changes to federal recognition process (03/24)
The rules have been in development for nearly two years.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (03/24)
The judge said the tribe waited too long to challenge its termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958.

Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition bid (03/23)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could issue a final determination by the end of the month.

Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures (03/19)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes legislative recognition.

Editorial: Include all Washington tribes in public school curricula (03/18)
Lawmakers missed a great chance to do right by one of our region’s greatest tribes, the Chinook Indian Nation.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (03/12)
Two federal recognition bills, the IRRIGATE Act and the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri for the National Indian Gaming Commission are on the agenda.

Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers (03/10)
Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuit (02/26)
Judge Edward J. Davila is promising a decision on or around March 31.

Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy (02/17)
The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

Cedric Sunray: Indian Country influenced by Old South attitudes (02/11)
The path to an education was nothing new to the many small Indian communities in the East and South who had been pushed far to the margins of American society.

Lawmakers introduce bill to extend recognition to Virginia tribes (02/11)
Virginia's tribes were among the first to greet European settlers and among the first to sign treaties.

Chinook Nation Chairman Ray Gardner passes away at age 59 (02/05)
Gardner fought for federal recognition for his tribe, who were the first to welcome explorers Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Northwest.

Christine Dupres: Cowlitz Tribe on long journey to reclaim land (01/19)
In late December of last year, I braved slogging rain, soggy ground, and dropping temperatures to join a sizable crowd of my fellow Cowlitz people as we gathered to celebrate a future reservation.

BIA publishes list of federally recognized tribes on time again (01/14)
The list has been published on schedule for the last two years.

Editorial: Recognition overdue for Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (01/13)
Montana's U.S. senators seized the first day of the new congressional session to introduce a bill granting the tribe federal recognition at long last.

Eastern Cherokees oppose Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill (01/12)
Chief Michell Hicks said the Lumbees are not legitimate.

Leader of Lumbee Tribe not optimistic on federal recognition bill (01/08)
Rep. Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina) is the lead sponsor of the measure.

Bill introduced to extend recognition to Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (01/07)
Sen. Jon Tester (D) and Sen. Steve Daines (R) will use their positions on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to push for the bill.

Appeals court dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's land claim (12/22)
The tribe claimed that parts of its reservation were sold without federal approval.

Helen Danser: Indians represent vital part of Kentucky's history (12/08)
The chair of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission calls attention to the state's Indian heritage.

Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribes (12/08)
Federal recognition would acknowledge and protect the identities of the tribes.

African-American lawmakers seek probe into Pamunkey Tribe (11/28)
The tribe's chief said the marriage law being questioned was repealed in 2012.

Editorial: Lumbee Tribe's road to recognition gets steeper (11/12)
Newspaper doesn't think the tribe will have much of a shot at federal recognition with Republicans in power.

Supporter of Lumbee Tribe's recognition loses re-election bid (11/07)
Republican Thom Tillis said he supports federal recognition but some tribal members don't believe he will be as strong of an advocate as defeated Sen. Kay Hagan (D).

Aurelius Piper: Connecticut still fighting against Indian people (11/03)
Chief Quiet Hawk of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe blasts opposition to federal recognition reforms at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribes in North Carolina back Democrat Sen. Hagan in tight race (10/30)
Native Americans make up just 1.6 percent of the state population but their votes could prove crucial at the polls.

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