Anderson asked to reconsider Pequot recognition
Thursday, November 20, 2003

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) met with Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Dave Anderson on Wednesday.

Dodd said he asked Anderson to reconsider the Bush administration's final decision to recognize the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation. According to Dodd, Anderson said he felt that recognition of '"non-deserving" groups "was detrimental to Indian Country."

Former assistant secretary Neal McCaleb finalized the tribe's recognition last summer but the state of Connecticut is fighting it.

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Dodd Impressed With BIA Nominee (The New London Day 11/20)
Dodd inclined to support nominee to head BIA (The Norwich Bulletin 11/20)
Dodd Lobbies BIA Nominee (The Hartford Courant 11/20)
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Relevant Documents:
Witness List, Testimony (October 22, 2003)

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