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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.

DOI considers regulation to address status of Native Hawaiians (05/28)
Media reports about a proposed rule are inaccurate.

Interview with Kevin Washburn on federal recognition reforms (05/27)
Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs explains why 1934 date was chosen.

Editorial: BIA shouldn't be changing federal recognition process (05/27)
Newspaper calls for the status quo.

NPS urged to consult tribes about preserving Powhatan village (05/27)
Werowocomoco was the historic home of Chief Powhatan.

BIA plans separate meets for recognized, non-recognized tribes (05/26)
Non-recognized tribes are being asked to attend a public meeting, separate from consultation sessions for recognized tribes.

Federal recognition reforms might not help tribes in Connecticut (05/23)
New regulation requires consent from third parties, an impossible condition to meet in Connecticut.

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe welcomes federal recognition reform (05/23)
Tribe submitted its petition to the BIA back in 1978.

BIA announces regulation to reform federal recognition process (05/22)
The system hasn't seen a major update since 1994.

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still hopeful for federal recognition (05/12)
The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana is closer than ever to gaining federal recognition.

Opinion: Federal recognition for Virginia tribes long overdue (04/17)
Writer welcomes federal recognition for the Virginia tribes that welcomed the first European settlers at Jamestown.

Virginia tribes question interpretation of treaty fishing rights (04/16)
The Pamunkey Tribe and the Mattaponi Tribe are questioning a new interpretation of their treaty fishing and hunting rights in Virginia.

Native Sun News: Little Shell Tribe gets closer to recognition (04/16)
The Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians is now beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Pamunkey Tribe observes anniversary of Pocahontas wedding (04/08)
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia participated in a re-enactment of the 1614 wedding between Pocahontas and English settler John Rolfe.

Mackinac Tribe files suit against DOI to gain federal recognition (04/07)
The Mackinac Tribe of Michigan is suing the Obama administration in hopes of gaining federal recognition.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves tribal recognition bills (04/03)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved two federal recognition bills at a business meeting on Wednesday.

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