Chinook chair eyes recognition in three years
Ray Gardner, the re-elected chairman of the Chinook Nation of Washington, hopes the tribe will gain recognition within three years.

The tribe was denied recognition by the Bush administration. Supporters in Congress have introduced a bill to treat the Chinooks as a "restored" tribe.

Gardner, who was re-elected on Saturday, will serve as chairman for another three years.

Get the Story:
Ray Gardner re-elected to lead Chinook Tribe (The Daily Astorian 6/22)

Chinook Recognition Bill:
H.R.2576: Chinook Nation Restoration Act

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