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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The tribe's chief said the marriage law being questioned was repealed in 2012.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.

Aura Bogado: BIA tries to reform troubled recognition system (10/15)
The Obama administration has proposed Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Editorial: Connecticut tribes should document history to 1789 (10/13)
Newspaper opposes Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribe (10/08)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe are seeking to be regain recognition after being listed in a termination law in 1954.

Editorial: BIA shouldn't weaken standards for federal recognition (10/06)
Newspaper claims the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs has been working for the past 35 years and doesn't need to be reformed.

Sen. Kaine asks BIA to be more flexible with federal recognition (10/03)
Tribes in Virginia are in a unique situation because most of their records were destroyed in a fire and purposely altered under a racist state law.

African-American lawmakers accuse Pamunkey Tribe of racism (10/01)
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the tribe's federal recognition due to a ban on inter-racial marriage.

BIA ends comment period on reform to federal recognition rule (10/01)
Officials from Connecticut are again asking the Obama administration to scrap the changes.

Editorial: Pass bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes (09/17)
Newspaper calls on Congress to pass the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act.

Vice: Shinnecock Nation treated with disrespect in own backyard (09/03)
Justin Doolittle of Vice tackles the struggles facing the Shinnecock Nation in the Hamptons, one of the wealthiest enclaves in the countr

Atakapa Ishak Nation aims to gain federal recognition through BIA (09/03)
The tribe filed a letter stating its intent to petition in 2007, according to the Office of Federal Acknowledgment.

BIA holds final meetings on reforms to federal recognition process (09/02)
The sessions take place over telephone on Wednesday and Friday. Both are open to the public.

County hires lobbying firm to oppose federal recognition reforms (08/28)
Napa County in California believes only Congress has the power to recognize tribes.

Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (08/26)
The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month (08/22)
Membership is based on a roll from December 1915, according to a legal notice that was published in The Los Angeles Times.

Bill introduced to extend recognition to Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe (08/20)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Restoration Act was introduced on July 28.

Republican blames Sen. Reid for holding Lumbee recognition bill (08/15)
The Obama administration supports the tribe but the bill has been in limbo for more than a year.

Shinnecock Nation spent $32M in 32 years for federal recognition (08/12)
The tribe was one of the first to apply for recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Connecticut officials want meeting on federal recognition reforms (08/12)
Officials want Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn to come to the state to hear their concerns.

California county opposes changes to federal recognition rules (08/11)
Officials in Napa County also oppose federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe.

Editorial: BIA fails to explain need for federal recognition reform (08/01)
California newspaper calls on the Bureau of Indian Affairs to withdraw its Part 83 federal recognition reforms.

Tribes criticize veto provisions in BIA federal recognition rule (07/30)
Opposition from the state would prevent three tribes from restarting the process.

BIA holds final in-person meeting on federal recognition reform (07/29)
Two more public meetings and two more tribal consultations will be held over the phone.

BIA extends comment period on federal recognition regulation (07/25)
Comments are being accepted until September 30 and two more tribal consultation sessions and two more public meetings will be held over the phone.

James Rawlings: Connecticut tries to deny tribal recognition (07/21)
James Rawlings, the chairman of the Connecticut Native American Inter Tribal Urban Council, criticizes Connecticut for opposing federal recognition reforms.

Opinion: Native Americans get stake in Native Hawaiian status (07/16)
Writer connects Interior Department effort to revise the federal recognition process with discussions about Native Hawaiian sovereignty.

BIA opens meetings on changes to federal recognition process (07/11)
The United Houma Nation of Louisiana has put its petition on hold to wait for the new rules.

Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw factions unite for recognition push (07/10)
Dispute was preventing the tribe from moving forward with federal recognition petition.

Radio: Chinook Nation challenges federal recognition proposal (07/02)
Proposed change could allow a rival tribe to veto the submission of a new petition.

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