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• • Driver license renewal law leaves many in limbo (Salt Lake Tribune) 01/13/10

• • The Shinnecocks, recognized (The New York Times) 01/02/10

• • Shinnecock Indians see prosperity ahead (The New York Times) 12/28/09

• • Hawaii governer opposes Akaka Bill revisions (Honolulu Advertiser) 12/16/09

• • Varnertown Indians gain state recognition (Post and Courier) 11/26/09

• • The fast lane to first-class U.S. citizenship (KUAM News) 11/17/09

• • Feds pledge overhaul of tribal recognition system (Sun News) 11/4/09

• • Little Shells denied Bureau of Indian Affairs recognition, await congressional action (Indian Country Today) 11/4/09

• • For state’s tribes, goal’s in sight (Lynchburg News Advance) 11/3/09

• • Delawares eligible for federal funds and services (Native American Times) 11/2/09

• • Tribal trouble in Tennessee (GOVERNING) 11/1/09

• • Tribal recognition process too cumbersome (Spokesman-Review) 10/29/09

• • Little Shell recognition bid rejected (Great Falls Tribune) 10/27/09

• • Virginia tribes take another step on road to federal recognition (Richmond Times-Dispatch) 10/23/09

• • Senate committee advances Lumbee bills (Fayetteville Observer) 10/23/09

• • Schaghticokes lose quest for federal recognition again (New Milford Spectrum) 10/22/09

• • For Schaghticokes, the fight's not over (New London Day) 10/20/09

• • Delaware Tribe eligible for federal funds (Cherokee Phoenix) 10/14/09

• • ‘We deserve to win': Indian tribe wants money — but not a casino (News Herald) 10/11/09

• • Lumbees trying again for tribal recognition (Greensboro News & Record) 10/9/09

• • Cherokee group optimistic on recognition (Indianz.com) 10/8/09

• • Senate gets Lumbee bill (Robesonian) 10/2/09

• • Feds delay Mont. tribe’s recognition request (Indian Country Today) 9/28/09

• • Snoqualmie tribe votes to reinstate 9 members banished in election dispute (Seattle Times) 9/27/09

• • Sac and Fox Second Chief on 'voluntary absence' (Shawnee News-Star) 9/24/09

• • Paterson endorses Shinnecock Tribe’s bid for recognition (New York Times) 9/24/09

• • Senator Dorgan introduces Carcieri fix (Turtle Talk) 9/24/09

• • Interior delays Little Shell decision again (Great Falls Tribune) 9/23/09

• • A response to Medina's claims about tribal evictions (Lake County News) 9/17/09

• • Maliseet Indians celebrate Recognition Day (Bangor Daily News) 9/14/09

• • Tribe disputes eviction story (Lake County News) 9/12/09

• • City, county challenge Wilton Miwok restoration (Elk Grove Citizen) 9/1/09

• • Tribal eviction efforts at Robinson Rancheria result in Saturday protest (Lake County News) 8/30/09

• • Appeals court upholds existence of SD reservation (The Daily Republic) 8/27/09

• • Native Hawaiians applaud recognition (The Maui News) 8/26/09

• • Brothertown tribal status turned down (Fond du Lac Reporter) 8/20/09

• • Akaka Bill gets Obama approval (Indian Country Today) 8/18/09

• • Burr: Right ‘vehicle’ needed for Lumbee bill (The Robesonian) 8/11/09

• • Prospects brighten for passage of Akaka bill (Maui News) 8/7/09

• • Obama backs Native Hawaiian self-governance bill (Honolulu Advertiser) 8/7/09

• • Mashpee leader: Carcieri fix must be ‘retrospective, prospective’ – and speedy (Indian Country Today) 8/5/09

• • After almost 10 years, Hawaiian homelands suit set for trial today ( Honolulu Advertiser) 8/4/09

• • Montana tribe awaits decision on U.S. recognition (Havre Daily News) 7/28/09

• • Little Shell recognition decision delayed (Great Falls Tribune) 7/28/09

• • State, Osage tribal members dispute validity of reservation (The Oklahoma Journal Record) 7/28/09

• • Little Shell recognition bid seeks Congressional help (Great Falls Tribune) 7/17/09

• • Duwamish tribe tries for federal recognition – again (Seattle Post Intelligencer) 7/15/09

• • Chinooks get their day before Congress (The Daily Astorian) 7/15/09

• • Federal recognition weeks away for Delaware tribe (Native American Times) 7/14/09

• • Hearing set for Little Shell's recognition (Great Falls Tribune) 7/8/09

• • The Akaka bill can be rejected for reasons that do not attack the legitimacy of the genuine Indian tribes (Hawaiian Reporter) 7/8/09

• • Wilton Miwok Rancheria tribe outlines future goals (Elk Grove Citizen) 7/7/09

• • Trenton Chippewa try for recognition as separate tribe (The Bismarck Tribune) 6/30/09

• • BIA head's letter raises questions on rights (Tulsa World) 6/26/09

• • Coquille Tribe to hold 2-day celebration in Bandon (The Bandon Western World) 6/25/09

• • House approves Virginia tribes’ federal recognition bill (Indian Country Today) 6/17/09

• • Native Hawaiian bill gets new airing (The Washington Post) 6/11/09

• • Senate passes Baca legislation to establish Native American Heritage Day (Targeted News Service) 6/10/09

• • Delaware Tribe on the brink of federal recognition (Tulsa World) 6/9/09

• • Feds restore recognition to Calif. Tribe (Times-Standard) 6/8/09

• • House approves Virginia tribes’ federal recognition bill (Indian Country Today) 6/5/09

• • House passes bills to recognize seven tribes (The Boston Globe) 6/3/09

• • Shinnecock makes personal case for recognition (Newsday) 6/3/09

• • Minnesota asks Washington to repeal Indian banishment (Rosemont Town Pages) 5/29/09

• • Shinnecock Indians contemplate a casino as they close in on Federal Recognition (New York Times) 5/28/09

• • Bill would give Chinook tribe federal recognition (Oregonian) 5/21/09

• • Native American tribe protests bill (WSMV Nashville) 5/19/09

• • Sacramento Indians hope bill will restore sovereignty -- in Hawaii (Sacramento Bee) 5/13/09

• • Indian tribes fight for Tenn. recognition; most lose (Knoxville News Sentinel) 5/12/09

• • As requirements change, just who is an Indian? (National Public Radio) 5/11/09

• • Much at stake for tribes awaiting recognition (USA TODAY) 5/4/09

• • House Natural Resources Committee approves Virginia tribes’ federal recognition bill (Indian Country Today) 5/1/09

• • Banished Snoqualmie tribal members win federal court ruling (Seattle Times) 5/1/09

• • Disenrollment editorial (Rob J. Peters Blog) 4/29/09

• • Lumbee recognition bill heads to full U.S. House (Fayetteville Observer) 4/23/09

• • House Resources Committee markup on recognition bills (Indianz.com) 4/15/09

• • Tribe disenrolling members (Central Michigan Life) 4/15/09

• • Delaware Tribe sets vote in independence effort (Tulsa World) 4/12/09

• • Boarding schools and federal recognition (Native American Times) 4/6/09

• • Shinnecock leader expects decision on tribe recognition (Newsday) 4/3/09

• • Battle resumes: Disenrollment foe tells his story (Morning Sun) 3/27/09

• • Mich. tribe begins process to remove some members (Chicago Tribune) 3/26/09

• • Recognize the Lumbee (Winston-Salem Journal) 3/26/09

• • Schaghticoke files 2nd Circuit appeal for acknowledgment restoration (Indian Country Today) 3/22/09

• • State recognizes survivors of Indian tribe long thought extinct (News 8 Austin) 3/22/09

• • Obama's influence felt at Lumbee recognition hearing (Indianz.com) 3/19/09

• • 6 tribes seek U.S. approval of status (Washington Times) 3/19/09

• • The realities of tribal recognition (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 3/12/09

• • Va. Indian tribes deserve federal recognition (Richmond Times-Dispatch) 3/12/09

• • New bill puts recognition in hands of regulators (Fayetteville Observer) 3/11/09

• • Road to recognition: Lumbees learn from travails of Texas tribe (Fayetteville Observer) 3/8/09

• • Small protest highlights rift in Dry Creek Pomo tribe (Press Democrat) 3/8/09

• • Tribe seeks help from Obama: Duwamish need funds in recognition bid (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) 3/5/09

• • Tester backing Little Shell tribe recognition effort (Montana's News Station) 3/2/09

• • Tribal court bans reporter from covering fraud claims (Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press) 3/2/09

• • Hundreds expelled from Chukchansi tribe (Fresno Bee) 2/28/09

• • Question of citizenship (Tulsa World) 2/27/09

• • Snoqualmie banishment case ripping apart tribe (Seattle Times) 2/20/09

• • Virginia's eight tribes lack federal recognition, right to stimulus funds (Daily Press) 2/18/09

• • Interior head says he'll review tribal recognition process (Great Falls Tribune) 2/13/09

• • Truce in recall drive targeting Dry Creek Indian leaders (Press Democrat) 2/9/09

• • Winnebago Tribe expands member definition (Sioux City Journal) 2/7/09

• • Akaka Bill, lacking ban on gambling, is revived (Star Bulletin) 2/5/09

• • Duwamish not extinct (West Seattle Herald) 2/2/09

• • Decision delayed on Little Shell recognition (Great Falls Tribune) 1/28/09

• • Chinook recognition must move soon (Daily Astorian) 1/27/09

• • Dry Creek tribe plans to oust 73 members (Press Democrat) 1/18/09

• • McIntyre resubmits Lumbee bill (Fayetteville Observer) 1/15/09

• • KRV revitalization update (Kern Valley Sun) 1/14/09

• • Blood quantum (High Country News) 1/12/09

• • Tribe takes dispute to court (Charlotte Observer) 1/2/09

 

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