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Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting tribes (01/13)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Chairman of Otoe-Missouria Tribe fined for online loan operation (01/07)
Chairman John Shotton was fined $700,000 and two tribal entities were fined $800,000.

Filed Under: Education
Mashantucket Tribe names leader for museum currently on hiatus (01/07)
The $193 million facility is closed for the winter season, a first since 1998.

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

Filed Under: Law
Self-proclaimed 'shaman' left custody and walked to Connecticut (12/04)
Iron Thunderhorse, who claims to be Quinnipiac, walked away from a halfway house where he was serving a 99-year sentence.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Editorial: Help needed to keep Mashantucket Tribe museum open (12/04)
Newspaper calls on non-profits to help the tribe keep its state-of-the-art facility up and running.

Filed Under: Education | National
Mashantucket Tribe to keep museum shuttered until May 2015 (12/02)
The seasonal closure is a first for the $193 million facility.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Theories link Thanksgiving to 1637 Pequot massacre (11/21)
Some 700 people -- mainly women and children -- were killed at a Pequot village in Connecticut were killed on May 26, 1637.

Filed Under: Law
2nd Circuit affirms conviction of former Mashantucket leader (11/04)
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
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.

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.

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