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Federal Recognition
Eastern Pequot Tribe confident of recognition

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is awaiting another ruling on its bid for federal recognition.

The tribe was granted final recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in June 2002. The decision is being appealed by the state of Connecticut, three towns and a group claiming Pequot ancestry.

Chairwoman Marcia Jones Flowers says recognition is "inevitable." Tribal members are busy working on economic development, education and other plans once their status is finalized.

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Easterns Await Appeal Decision With Confidence (The New London Day 11/15)

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