House Resources to hold recognition hearing
Friday, February 6, 2004

The House Resources Committee will hold a hearing on federal recognition February 26, The New London Day reports.

Officials from Connecticut are hoping to get their say. They have frequently challenged recognition decisions by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as flawed and influenced by gaming interests. So far the BIA has recognized three tribes in the state since 1994, two of them in the last two years.

Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) has asked committee chairman Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.) to include one Connecticut representative at the hearing.

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State Wants Voice In Hearing On Tribal Recognition (The New London Day 2/6)

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