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• • Delaware Tribe closes its offices after loss in court (Oklahoman) 12/11/05

• • New solutions needed for homeless (Cape Cod Times) 12/07/05

• • Some Conn. Tribes Have All the Luck (Washington Post) 12/04/05

• • Eastern [Pequot]s To Explore All Roads To Recognition (New London Day) 12/1/05

• • Vermont band denied federal recognition (Indian Country Today) 11/22/05

• • Uintas' Ute status debated (Deseret Morning News) 11/21/05

• • Indians seek land resolution (Argus Leader) 11/21/05

• • Schumers letter urges blocking tribes casino (Newsday) 11/15/05

• • Abenaki to continue fight for recognition (AP) 11/15/05

• • Abenaki suffer setback (Burlington Free Press) 11/11/05

• • Cason rejects recognition for Abenaki Nation (Indianz.com) 11/10/05

• • The judge behind the ruling (Newsday) 11/9/05

• • County backs Little Shell band (Great Falls Tribune) 11/9/05

• • Warroad Ojibwe want U.S. recognition: Loss of identity (in-forum.com) 10/29/05

• • Little Shell seek county support for a reservation (Havre Daily News) 11/1/05

• • Goins: Recognition hopes better than ever (Robesonian) 10/25/05

• • Easterns Determined To Carry On (New London Day) 10/25/05

• • Warroad Ojibwe want federal recognition (Minnesota Public Radio) 10/24/05

• • Schaghticoke and Eastern Pequot decisions reversed (Indian Country Today) 10/13/05

• • BIA ruling on tribe shows bad process (Connecticut Post) 10/13/05

• • Relief, And Yet, Sympathy (New London Day) 10/13/05

• • Ruling on tribes' recognition is proper and fair (Norwich Bulletin) 10/13/05

• • Schaghticoke claim denied (Connecticut Post) 10/12/05

• • Decision Today On Tribal Recognition (Hartford Courant) 10/12/05

• • To be a Wampanoag (Cape Cod Times) 10/11/05

• • Eastern Pequots await key decision (Norwich Bulletin) 10/11/05

• • Audit could shrink Eastern Bands roster (Asheville Citizen-Times) 10/10/05

• • Two Tribes Are Down To The Wire On Recognition (Hartford Courant) 10/10/05

• • Schaghticoke Tribe awaits ruling again (Connecticut Post) 10/5/05

• • Court refuses to hear tribe's appeal (Oklahoman) 10/4/05

• • Ohlone tribe not giving up on gaining recognition (California Argus) 10/3/05

• • Tribe rebuffed, awaits last ruling (Hartford Courant) 10/2/05

• • U.S. to start review of Wampanoag bid (Cape Cod Times) 10/1/05

• • Proposal backs government rules for tribal pensions (Indian Country Today) 9/30/05

• • Brothertown tribe status uncertain (Gannett Wisconsin News) 9/26/05

• • Case Looks at Benefits of 'Mixed-Blood' Indians (KSL-TV) 9/21/05

• • With Racist Proposal, Does Hawaii Plan to Secede from U.S.? (Human Events) 9/21/05

• • Mashpee, Wampanoag both looking for accord (Cape Cod) 9/15/05

• • NAACP, unions favor Schaghticoke recognition (Danbury News-Times) 9/15/05

• • OU lecturer defends citizenship of Creek Freedmen (Oklahoma Daily) 9/14/05

• • 'Double whammy' dealt to siblings seeking enrollment (Indianz.com) 9/14/05

• • Tribal recognition delayed till Oct. 12 (Norwich Bulletin) 9/13/05

• • Scrutiny Ordered (Gilroy Dispatch) 9/12/05

• • Recognition: Out Of Control (New London Day) 9/12/05

• • BIA delays decision on Eastern Pequots (New London Day) 9/12/05

• • Tribe's statewide campaign begins (Waterbury Republican-American) 9/11/05

• • Kent breathing easier as deadline for recognition decision nears (New Milford Spectrum) 9/9/05

• • Will Hawaii secede? (AP) 9/8/05

• • Akaka Bill Vote Delayed for Katrina (KGMB) 9/5/05

• • The undoing of America (Washington Times) 9/5/05

• • Blood Feud (AP) 9/2/05

• • Cherokee chief decides to withdraw name from Keetoowah rolls (AP) 9/1/05

• • Attorney to explain Schaghticoke activities (Waterbury Republican-American) 9/1/05

• • Ancestry in a Drop of Blood (LA Times) 8/30/05

• • Forgery Claim Blurs Tribe’s Fate (Hollister Free-lance) 8/29/05

• • Hawaiian Tribe (Conservative Voice) 8/28/05

• • Native Americans Issue Warning About Akaka Bill, Federal Recognition (Hawaii Reporter) 8/26/05

• • Proposed Akaka Bill changes get federal OK, Lingle says (Honolulu Star-Bulletin) 8/25/05

• • Schaghticoke claim Rell influenced reversal of recognition (Waterbury Republican-American) 8/24/05

• • Tribe: State Violated Order (Hartford Courant) 8/23/05

• • UKB sets hearing for removal of Cherokee Chad Smith (Indianz.com) 8/23/05

• • Tribe's recognition bid recalls 1976 land claim (Cape Cod Times) 8/20/05

• • Identity Crisis: Sacajawea's descendants, 200 years later (The Salt Lake Tribune) 8/15/05

• • Editorial: E Pluribus Unum? (Wall Street Journal) 8/17/05

• • BIA recognition decision database v2.0 now online (Indianz.com) 8/12/05

• • Towns: Eastern Pequots Should Not Be Acknowledged (TheDay.com) 8/12/05

• • Disenrolled Pechanga members thwarted by appellate court (North County Times) 8/10/05

• • Tribe Alleges Deceit By Foes (The Hartford Courant) 8/10/05

• • California court rejects Pechanga enrollment case (Indianz.com) 8/9/05

• • Native Hawaiians Are an Indigenous People (Wall Street Journal) 8/8/05

• • Appeals court blocks Native Hawaiian school policy (Indianz.com) 8/3/05

• • Aloha, equality (The Arizona Republic) 8/4/05

• • Disenrolled Pechanga members specify minimum dollar amount they are seeking in lawsuit (Californian) 8/4/05

• • BIA recognition decision database v2.0 now online (Indianz.com) 8/4/05

• • They're Mohegan And Pequot Descendants, But Without The Perks (The New London Day) 8/1/05

• • Agreement gives tribe quicker consideration for recognition (Worcester Telegram) 7/26/05

• • Member of U.S. Senate Judiciary Outlines Constitutional Concerns of Akaka Bill (Hawaii Reporter) 7/19/05

• • Tribe, bureau nearing a deal (Cape Cod Times) 7/19/05

• • Bill Giving Native Hawaiians Sovereignty Is Too Much for Some, Too Little for Others (New York Times) 7/17/05

• • Lawmakers want to ensure Indian tribe is recognized as authentic (Bridgeton News) 7/14/05

• • Schaghticokes Allowed To Submit 19th-Century Marriage Data (Courant) 7/14/05

• • UKB councilors discuss banishing Chad Smith from their tribe (Tahlequah Daily Press) 7/11/05

• • Pechanga disenrollment case testing federal law (North County Times) 7/9/05

• • Wampanoag sues city for $10M (The Herald News) 7/8/05

• • 4 groups seek recognition as tribes (Charlotte Observer) 7/8/05

• • Tribal ouster case gets hearing (Press Enterprise)

• • Little Shell Tribe 'tired of waiting' (Great Falls Tribune) 7/4/05

• • Turning things around (Klamath Herald and News) 6/21/05

• • A tribe vanishes Proverbial stroke of pen terminates the Klamath Indian Tribe (Klamath Herald and News) 6/20/05

• • Spending spree (Klamath Herald and News) 6/20/05

• • DNA Links Native American to Prehistoric Ancestor (Discovery Channel) 6/20/05

• • Indian sues agency over enrollment (San-Diego Union Tribune) 6/15/05

• • High court won't take on Native Hawaiian recognition (Indianz.com) 6/14/05

• • Akaka bill seeks ethnic-Hawaiian government (Wasington Times) 5/30/05

• • After many struggles, GTB celebrates (Leelanau Enterprise) 5/26/05

• • BIA deals setback to tribe Federal officials deny Schaghticokes' bid to submit new evidence (The Danbury News Times) 5/24/05

• • Expelled tribal members protest their ouster (Monterey County Herald) 5/22/05

• • Genetic Finding May Help With Recognition (The Signal) 5/22/05

• • Schaghticoke recognition overturned (New Milford Spectrum) 5/20/05

• • Termination at the Times? (Indian Country Today) 5/19/05

• • Agency Reverses Recognition Of Conn. Tribes (News Channel 10) 5/13/05

• • Familiar problems aired at recognition hearing (Indianz.com) 5/12/05

• • Senate panel endorses Abenaki recognition (Times Argus) 5/12/05

• • State recognition first step in bringing better services to local Native Americans... (The imes And Democrat) 5/10/05

• • Akaka: A necessary process to build a better future (Indian Country Today) 5/5/05

• • Abenakis argue for recognition (Times Argus) 5/05/05

• • Rell, Lawmakers To Testify On Recognition (The New London Day) 5/3/05

• • Schaghticoke status attacked (Indian Country Today) 4/29/05

• • Sauk-Suiattle to disenroll members as corruption allegations fly (Skagit Valley Herald) 4/24/05

• • The Price Of Federal Recognition (New London Day) 4/24/05 * requires login

• • McCain to address federal recognition concerns (Indianz.com) 4/22/05

• • Family Protests its Exclusion From Mashantucket Rolls (The New London Day) 4/8/05

• • Paraguay Rejects Plan to Protect Untouched Tribe (Planet Ark) 4/8/05

• • Recognition handed to a 'not well informed' Cason (Indianz.com) 4/1/05

• • Abenaki angered by AG's deletion of tribal name from contract (The County Courier) 3/31/0

• • Paugussetts turned Back in Appeal Of BIA Decision (The Day) 3/31/05

• • Oroville gaming tribe demotes 40 members (Chico Enterprise Record) 3/28/05

• • Former Pechanga members sue again (The Press-Enterprise) 3/26/05

• • The Delawares Will Soon Be Taken Off The List Of Federally Recognized Tribes (KOTV) 3/22/05

• • South Indian Lake seeks First Nation status (CBC) 3/17/05

• • Schaghticoke Recognition Debated (The New London Day) 3/16/05 * requires logiin

• • Akaka Bill May Be Intentionally Vague on What a Native Hawaiian Government Means for awaii (Hawaii Reporter) 3/13/05

• • 'Lost' tribe seeks status (The Arizona Republic) 3/8/05• • Johnson Introduces Bill to Repeal Schaghticoke Recognition (Rep. Nancy Johnson) 3/4/05

• • The Schaghticoke Tribe Trolling for Violations (Litchfeild County Times) 2/24/05

• • Native Hawaiian recognition bill gets another shot (Indianz.com) 2/22/05

• • Cherokee committee seeks voice in lawsuit (The Oklahoman) 2/19/05

• • Two South Carolina tribes win state recognition (WIStv.com) 2/17/05

• • Tribe questions memberships (Las Vegas Review Journal) 2/13/05

• • Vt. Legislature faces busy week ahead (Times Argus) 2/14/05

• • BIA says recognition bill would lower standards (Indianz.com) 2/11/05

• • Backlog denies recognition for Nansemond tribe for years (Hampton Roads) 2/11/05

• • Local tribe turns down federal acknowledgment (The Decatur Daily) 2/8/05

• • Bill addresses slow-moving recognition process (Indainz.com) 2/7/05

• • Akaka requests hearing for Native Hawaiian bill (Honolulu Advertiser) 1/26/05

• • Akaska bill to get Senate vote (Honolulu Star-Bulletin) 1/13/05

• • Lumbee bill refiled in House (The Robesoninan) 01/10/05

• • Indian band seeks to restore tribal status (Monterey County Herald) 1/1/05

• • Sen. McCain Opposes Akaska Bill (The Hawaii Channel) 1/5/05

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