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Federal Recognition
Editorial: Federal recognition a matter of justice

"More than 550 Indian tribes in the United States have gained recognition from the federal government. But none of them is in Virginia.

In the name of fairness and equality, that should change. And it should change as soon as possible.

The Virginia tribes - six of them at least - have sought federal recognition through Congress since 2000. In trip after trip to Washington to testify on their own behalf, representatives of the state�s tribes have been put off and put off."

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Editorial: Fairness elusive for Virginia Indian tribes (The Lynchburg News & Advance 5/24)

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