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Filed Under: Recognition
Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms (03/27)
The rules have been in development for more than two years but the lawmakers say more time is needed.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA expected to finalize changes to federal recognition process (03/24)
The rules have been in development for nearly two years.

Filed Under: Education | National
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (03/16)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Chairman of Otoe-Missouria Tribe disputes fine in lending dispute (03/12)
Chairman John Shotton is accusing officials in Connecticut of violating his civil rights.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Stanley Heller: Help eliminate an Indian mascot in Connecticut (03/04)
Honor the memory of the tribes? Give me a break. Mascots are chosen to be fierce or funny or exotic.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Opinion: Find common ground on Indian mascots in Connecticut (02/27)
As an historian, I know this history well and am often amazed at how many of our citizens don’t understand or acknowledge that this, along with the history of slavery, are some of the darkest moments in our nation’s past.

Filed Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe enters another deal for restaurant franchises (02/19)
The tribe will be opening 10 locations of Jersey Mike's Subs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Filed Under: Law
Judge orders self-proclaimed 'shaman' back to custody in Texas (01/29)
Iron Thunderhorse claims he walked all the way to Connecticut to be with his 'ancestors.'

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.

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