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• • Group wants federal leadership on Indian rights (North County Times) 12/13/08

• • Casinos on the Horizon: The Shinnecocks are on the federal fast track (East Hampton Star) 12/18/08

• • La. Choctaw-Apache Tribe growing (Shreveport Times) 12/11/08

• • Will tribal disenrollments make it onto Obama's radar? (Capitol Weekly) 12/10/08

• • Indian disenrollments a statewide, nationwide issue (Lake County News) 12/6/08

• • Tribal members' expulsion rejected (San Diego Union-Tribune) 12/2/08

• • Internal tribal disputes an issue for Obama nominees (Indianz.com) 12/2/08

• • Grand Ronde tribes mark restoration (Statesman Journal) 11/19/08

• • Tribe seeks to remove father from settlement based on race (Times-Republican) 11/12/08

• • United States respects Indian tribes' right to self-determination (News Blaze) 11/6/08

• • North Dakota tribe agrees to vote on membership (Indianz.com) 11/6/08

• • Mashpee tribe faces membership feud (Cape Cod Times) 11/2/08

• • NCAI passes record number of resolutions (Indian Country Today) 10/31/08

• • Recognizing the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho (Rural Northwest) 10/31/08

• • Tribal enrollment a contentious issue for Native people (Missoulian) 10/31/08

• • New laws recognizing Native Americans penned by Inland lawmakers (Press-Enterprise) 10/17/08

• • Va.’s tribes get closer to goal (New Era Progress) 10/15/08

• • Duwamish Tribe closer to recognition (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 10/7/08

• • The final step for recognition of state’s Tribes (Lynchburg News & Advance) 10/7/08

• • Federal judge orders Shinnecocks' case reviewed (Newsday) 10/5/08

• • Indian recognition of non-recognized tribes (Indian Country Today) 10/3/08

• • Order gives native groups some breaks (Star-Ledger) 10/1/08

• • Virginia briefing (Washington Post) 9/27/08

• • Lawmakers back recognizing tribes (Washington Times) 9/26/08

• • Overdue tribal status will validate Brothertown heritage (Fond du Lac Reporter) 9/18/08

• • Virginia Indian bill to get last-minute hearing (Washington Bureau) 9/18/08

• • Overdue tribal status will validate Brothertown heritage (Fond du Lac Reporter) 9/18/08

• • Indian tribes near federal recognition bid (Washington Times) 9/15/08

• • A welcome ruling (Hartford Courant) 9/8/08

• • Duwamish Tribe fights for recognition (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 9/5/08

• • Rejected: Schaghticoke tribe loses in court (News-Times) 9/2/08

• • Democratic support helps chances of Akaka Bill passage (Star Bulletin) 8/30/08

• • Ruling hurts Tribe's bid for federal recognition (Courant) 8/27/08

• • Schaghticokes weigh recognition appeal (Connecticut Post) 8/27/08

• • Disenrollment issue derails Barona-sponsored bill on trespassing (San Diego Union-Tribune) 8/26/08

• • Court rejects appeal of recognition decision (News-Times) 8/26/08

• • Chamorro Tribe lobbies for federal registration (Marianas Variety) 8/25/08

• • Democratic convention plans Native Hawaiian recognition (Honolulu Advertiser) 8/24/08

• • Recognition for Chinook overdue (Columbian) 8/20/08

• • State backs tribe for federal status (Record Searchlight) 8/17/08

• • Inconsistent standards hinder recognition process (Indian Country Today) 8/12/08

• • Our new, non-Indian way (Indian Country Today) 8/12/08

• • Tribal recognition (Free Lance-Star) 7/28/08

• • Mediation OK'd in split by tribe on membership (San Diego Union-Tribune) 7/17/08

• • Virginia governor to Senate committee: Mark up recognition bill (Indian Country Today) 7/4/08

• • MOWA tribe suit dismissed (Press-Register) 7/4/08

• • Get out, stay out [CA state law regarding trespass on tribal lands] (San Diego Reader) 7/2/08

• • Governor requesting U.S. Senate to officially recognize Monacans (New Era Progress) 7/2/08

• • North Dakota Supreme Court rejects ICWA ruling (Indianz.com) 6/27/08

• • State panel votes to back Wintu tribe (Chico Enterprise-Record) 6/26/08

• • Pee Dee Indian Nation might get federal recognition (SCNow) 6/21/08

• • Six Indian tribes fight for recognition (Roll Call) 6/16/08

• • Paiutes celebrate restoration (The Salt Lake Tribune) 6/16/08

• • Feds reject two local Indian tribes (HoumaToday.com) 6/11/08

• • Schaghticoke further challenges Interior associate deputy's authority (Indian Country Today) 6/6/08

• • Banished Snoqualmie file civil-rights lawsuit (The Seattle Times) 5/31/08

• • BIA publishes federal recognition decisions (Indianz.com) 5/30/08

• • Artman takes stab at streamlining recognition process (Indianz.com) 5/27/08

• • Snoqualmie Tribe banishes nine members, disenrolls 43 (Indian Country Today) 5/26/08

• • BIA to publish federal recognition guidance (Indianz.com) 5/22/08

• • Shinnecock tribal seal added at Southampton town hall (Newsday) 5/16/08

• • Duwamish tribe sues to reverse 'extinct' status (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 5/7/08

• • Lumbee recognition bill elicits concerns from other Indian groups (NBC) 5/1/08

• • Senate panel votes for Lumbee recognition (Winston-Salem Journal) 4/25/08

• • Senate business meeting, hearing on recognition (Indianz.com) 4/21/08

• • Hoopa Valley Tribe changes enrollment requirements (The Times-Standard) 4/13/08

• • Snohomish Tribe's road to recognition faces uphill battle (The Daily Herald) 4/2/08

• • Abenaki bands craft coalition against recognition amendment (Indian Country Today) 3/28/08

• • Chief's daughter takes recognition fight to Web (The Connecticut Post) 3/22/08

• • Should tribes consider ditching blood requirements? (The Missoulian) 3/14/08

• • Disenfranchising the Oglala Lakota people (Indianz.com) 3/10/08

• • Snohomish Tribe sues to overturn denial of U.S. recognition (The Daily Herald) 3/6/08

• • Recognition flaps continue for Abenaki (Indian Country Today) 3/3/08

• • Wisconsin tribes ask state for official recognition (Green Bay Press-Gazette) 2/27/08

• • Vermont legislature to consider recognition amendments (Indian Country Today) 2/18/08

• • Native Americans testify on Abenaki recognition bill (The Boston Globe) 2/15/08

• • Rep. Rehberg renews push for Little Shell recognition (Great Falls Tribune) 2/14/08

• • Claiming Indian heritage becomes popular (The Huffington Post) 1/28/08

• • Delaware still seeking official status (Tulsa World) 1/13/08

• • Back restoration of Winnemem Wintu recognition by supporting AJR 39 (Central Valley) 1/3/08

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