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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.

Chinook Nation preparing for another federal recognition battle (06/25)
Tribe could file a new petition under proposed changes at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Opinion: Pocahontas and one tribe's bid for federal recognition (06/23)
Laurie Gwen Shapiro travels to historic Jamestown in Virginia and learns about the Pamunkey Tribe.

Comment period opens on Native Hawaiian recognition proposal (06/20)
Officials say it would be up to the island's first inhabitants to determine how they want to organize their own government.

DOI considers process to recognize Native Hawaiian government (06/18)
Public meetings start next week and tribal consultation will take place later this summer.

Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions recognition provision (06/13)
Tribe says third parties should not be able to block resubmission of federal recognition petition.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation opposes state veto on recognition (06/12)
Provision in Bureau of Indian Affairs rule could be unconstitutional, an Indian law expert said.

Decision awaited on Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition (06/10)
The tribe lost its federal status in 1961 under a termination law passed by Congress.

Editorial: Terminated Oregon Indians deserve full recognition (06/09)
Confederation of Chetco and Tututni Indians are seeking to be restored to federal recognition.

Keli'i Akina: Recognition for Native Hawaiians just a power grab (06/04)
Keli'i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii claims Native Hawaiians don't support federal recognition.

Ruth Garby Torres: Truths about tribes and federal recognition (06/03)
Ruth Garby Torres, a member of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, addresses criticism over the federal recognition system.

Washington tribes could get another shot at federal recognition (06/02)
The Snohomish Tribe, the Chinook Nation and the Duwamish Tribe were previously rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Comment period on BIA federal recognition closes on August 1 (05/29)
Public meetings and consultation sessions will be held across the country in July.

Bills introduced to recognize Montaukett Nation in New York (05/29)
Tribe lost its status in a state court ruling in 1910.

Editorial: Connecticut tribes deserve to be respected in state (05/29)
State officials are cheering Bureau of Indian Affairs rules that would allow them to block federal recognition petitions from three tribes.

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