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Filed Under: Law
2nd Circuit hears appeal from former chairman of Pequot Tribe (10/22)
Michael Thomas was found guilty of stealing from the tribe and is serving out his sentence in a federal prison in Massachusetts.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
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.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
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.

Filed Under: Recognition
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.

Filed Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe purchases more wood pellet production facilities (09/30)
The acquisition is part of the tribe's bid to diversify its economic development holdings.

Filed Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe to open first Smashburger location in December (09/16)
The restaurant is part of the tribe's economic diversification effort.

Filed Under: Recognition
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.

Filed Under: Business | National | Sports
Mohegan Tribe set to acquire team in National Lacrosse League (08/05)
The official announcement will be made at a press conference on Wednesday.

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

Filed Under: Recognition
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.

Filed Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe breaks ground on first of 15 chain restaurants (07/23)
The 9,000 square-foot eatery is due to open in March 2015.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Connecticut tribe deserves a 2nd shot at recognition (07/23)
Professor explains why the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation should be able to resubmit its federal recognition petition.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
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.

Filed Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdings (07/15)
The tribe is launching a digital office technology business.

Filed Under: Law
Former chair of Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation to pay restitution (07/01)
Brian Geer is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from the tribe.

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

Filed Under: Recognition
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.

Filed Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe to bring 16 Smashburger locations to Northeast (06/06)
Tribe continues to diversify its economic holdings.

Filed Under: Opinion | 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.

Filed Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe diversifies economy with wood pellet factories (05/30)
Tribal subsidiary to produce wood pellets for home use.

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