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Martin delays decision on Nipmuc recognition

The Bureau of Indian Affairs delayed a decision on the federal recognition of two Nipmuc tribes from Massachusetts.

Principal deputy assistant secretary Aurene Martin was to announce a final determination on the Nipmuc Nation and another Nipmuck band yesterday. But she put it off until Friday to weigh the issue some more, a BIA spokesperson said.

The tribes were denied recognition in a proposed finding.

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Nipmuc decision delayed by feds (The Metro West Daily News 6/16)
Decision on tribe delayed by assailed bureau (The Boston Herald 6/16)
Decision On Nipmucs Delayed Until Friday (AP 6/16)
Decision On Tribes Delayed To Friday (The Hartford Courant 6/16)
BIA Puts Off Decision On Nipmucs (The New London Day 6/16)

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