McCaleb delaying Chinook decision
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Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb has asked to delay a decision on the Chinook Nation recognition for another four months.

A memo he sent Secretary of Interior Gale Norton last Tuesday gives no reason for the extension, reports The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He was to have issued a decision by March 8.

The tribe's recognition was finalized by former Assistant Secretary Kevin Gover in January 2001. The Quinault Nation of Washington, a federally recognized tribe, challenged the decision and it was referred to McCaleb for review.

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