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Federal Recognition
Lawmaker fights recognition with casino poll

A Connecticut lawmaker is fighting the recognition of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation with a poll that claims people oppose a casino.

Rep. Nancy L. Johnson (R) gave the results of her survey to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She found that 94 percent of residents in western Connecticut oppose a casino there.

The tribe was recognized in January and is looking at casino sites in Bridgeport, which is not in Johnson's district. The tribe's reservation is in her district.

Get the Story:
New Casino Fight (The Hartford Courant 7/24)

Relevant Links:
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation -

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