Virginia tribes press case for federal recognition
Monday, April 19, 2004

Leaders of three Virginia tribes seeking federal recognition said concerns over gaming are bogging down their quest.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has approved a bill to recognize six tribes. But the full Senate has yet to act. A related bill in the House is stuck in the House Resources Committee.

The bill would recognize the Chickahominy, the Chickahominy Eastern Division, the Monacan, the Nansemond, the Rappahannock, and the Upper Mattaponi tribes.

Get the Story:
Tribes ask for recognition (The Charlottesville Daily Progress 4/19)

Get the Bill:
The Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2003 (S.1423)

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BIA opposes Va. recognition bill (09/27)
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Virginia tribes: Recognition Yes, Casinos No (09/19)

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