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Filed Under: Politics | Sports
County board calls on NFL team to eliminate its racist mascot (05/20)
The Arlington County Board in Virginia joins the District of Columbia Council in opposing the use of a racial slur in professional sports.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature (05/19)
Stephen Adkins is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 74th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Filed Under: Politics
Sen. Kaine optimistic on success for tribal recognition measure (04/14)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved the bill last month so it could head to the Senate floor at any time.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Pamunkey Tribe deserves federal status despite past (04/08)
The Pamunkeys dispute the idea that the tribe discriminated against African-Americans and say some tribe members have black spouses.

Filed Under: Education | National
Student newspaper apologizes for 'Trail of Schmears' fake story (04/02)
The parody made light of a recent race-related incident involving an African-American student.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Right a historical wrong and recognize Pamunkey Tribe (04/02)
The Pamunkey tribe was keeping its collective fingers crossed, hoping they would hear good news Tuesday. Sadly, they didn’t.

Filed Under: Recognition
Pamunkey Tribe refutes criticism of federal recognition petition (04/01)
An opposition group submitted a letter just last week even though the comment period closed in September 2014.

Filed Under: Recognition
BIA delays ruling on Pamunkey Tribe federal recognition petition (03/30)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn needs four months to work on the final determination.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Opposition to Pamunkey Tribe recognition 'revolting' (03/27)
Outside interests want to deny the Pamunkey tribe what it rightfully deserves in order to continue lining their own pockets.

Filed Under: Law
Another conviction from Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption probe (03/27)
A former Bureau of Land Management official is the latest to be ensnared in the ongoing case.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Pamunkey Tribe awaits final answer on federal recognition bid (03/23)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could issue a final determination by the end of the month.

Filed Under: Recognition
Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures (03/19)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes legislative recognition.

Filed Under: Law
Another guilty plea from Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption case (03/19)
A Bureau of Land Management employee engaged in contract work with the tribe will receiving his federal salary.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (03/12)
Two federal recognition bills, the IRRIGATE Act and the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri for the National Indian Gaming Commission are on the agenda.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Cedric Sunray: BIA played role in tribe's racist marriage policy (02/17)
The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.

Filed Under: Recognition
Lawmakers introduce bill to extend recognition to Virginia tribes (02/11)
Virginia's tribes were among the first to greet European settlers and among the first to sign treaties.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribes (12/08)
Federal recognition would acknowledge and protect the identities of the tribes.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
African-American lawmakers seek probe into Pamunkey Tribe (11/28)
The tribe's chief said the marriage law being questioned was repealed in 2012.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
Judge allows NFL team lawsuit against young Native activists (11/26)
The team is suing the six young activists in federal court in Virginia.

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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