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Filed Under: Recognition
Sen. Kaine asks BIA to be more flexible with federal recognition (10/03)
Tribes in Virginia are in a unique situation because most of their records were destroyed in a fire and purposely altered under a racist state law.

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African-American lawmakers accuse Pamunkey Tribe of racism (10/01)
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the tribe's federal recognition due to a ban on inter-racial marriage.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
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.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics | Sports
Editorial: Virginia governor fumbles on NFL team's racist mascot (08/14)
The Washington Post takes Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to task for refusing to condemn the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Column: Virginia eager to embrace NFL team's racist mascot (08/04)
Politicians are running away from a certain NFL team but Washington Post columnist Mike Wise notes there is one place where a racist mascot can feel welcome.

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Politics
House leader who opposed VAWA ousted in Republican primary (06/11)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) had a horrible record on Indian issues.

Filed Under: Environment | Recognition
NPS urged to consult tribes about preserving Powhatan village (05/27)
Werowocomoco was the historic home of Chief Powhatan.

Filed Under: Politics | Sports
Senate Democrats urge NFL to take action against racist mascot (05/22)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) took the lead on the issue.

Filed Under: Environment
Historic Powhatan site might be added to National Park Service (05/20)
Werowocomoco, in present-day Virginia, was the home of Chief Powhatan.

Filed Under: Opinion | 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.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Recognition
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.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
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.

Filed Under: 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.

Filed Under: Politics
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills (04/01)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing tomorrow.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting & hearing (03/31)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and a hearing on Wednesday.

Filed Under: Recognition | World
Pamunkey Tribe went to England to document recognition bid (02/04)
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia made four trips to England to bolster its federal recognition petition.

Filed Under: Recognition
Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition (01/27)
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia is urging supporters not to send comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs on its federal recognition petition.

Filed Under: Recognition
BIA issues preliminary decision in favor of Pamunkey Tribe (01/20)
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia has won preliminary approval of its federal recognition petition, a first in a state where officials tried to eradicate all traces of non-Indian identity.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
First female leader of Pamunkey Tribe selected for memorial (12/10)
Cockacoeske, a 17th century leader of the Pamunkey Tribe, has been selected for the Women of Virginia memorial.

Filed Under: Recognition
WVTF: Educational video provides insights into Virginia's tribes (12/02)
A new video from the Virginia Department of Education offers a look into the 11 tribes in the state

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