2011 Recognition and Enrollment News Stories

• • How do you prove you're an Indian (The New York Times) 12/20/11

• • Bill to recognize Indian tribes in New Jersey stalls amid fears of tribal casino (Press of Atlantic City) 12/13/11

• • In California, Indian tribes with casino money cast off members (The New York Times) 12/12/11

• • Local Native American tribe seeks identity (Palo Alto Online) 12/05/11

• • Oklahoma tribe's lawsuit to continue against freedmen (News From Indian Country) 12/02/11

• • Pocasset Pokanoket meet Congressman on recognition (News From Indian Country) 12/02/11

• • Cherokee Nation moving on with freedman lawsuit (Native American Times) 11/28/11

• • Native American tribe struggle for state recognition (HomeTownAnnapolis.com) 11/24/11

• • Tribal council tightens requirements for membership (The Morning Sun) 11/07/11

• • Houma tribe seeks fed recognition via petition (The-Dispatch) 11/06/11

• • Akaka OKs Native Hawaiian recognition strategy (The Star Advertiser) 10/30/11

• • Judge allows Wappos to continue quest to regain tribal status (Press Democrat) 10/25/11

• • Native Hawaiian provision added to Interior appropriations (Indianz.com) 10/25/11

• • Tribe establishes Cherokee identity protection committee (Cherokee One Feather) 10/14/11

• • Bitter fight to determine who is an American Indian turns to DNA testing (Indian Country Today) 10/13/11

• • Cahto Tribe loses disenrollment case to feds (Capitol Weekly) 10/06/11 See the Cahto case on our case bulletin page.

• • Judge tosses 1 of 2 suits over Cherokee freedmen (The Claremore Daily Progress) 10/01/11
Read more in our District Courts Indian Law Bulletin.
Briefs from Turtletalk

• • Tribe wins support for NY recognition bid (Newsday) 09/19/11

• • Cherokee Nation faces scrutiny for expelling blacks (NPR.org) 09/19/11

• • Lawyers try to block Cherokee ruling (The Muskogee Phoenix) 09/05/11

• • Tribes sue USA, demanding recognition (Courthouse News Service) 08/31/11

• • Cherokee Nation court terminates freedmen citizenship (Tulsa World) 08/23/11 (Tribal court opinion from the Turtle Talk blog.)

• • New: disenrollment effort resumes on reservation (The Morning Sun) 08/20/11

• • Gun Lake Tribe wants Supreme Court to hear gaming site dispute (Indianz.com) 08/11/11

• • US recognition of 6 Va. tribes advances (whsv.com) 07/29/11

• • Bill dissolving Tigua blood requirement advances (El Paso Times) 07/21/11

• • Kissell assures Lumbee Tribe he supports its bill (NewsObserver.com) 07/10/11

• • Statement of State of Hawaii Native Hawaiian recognition bill signing (Daniel Akaka) 07/06/11

• • Signing of Akaka Bill companion measure divides Hawaii's people (The Hawaii Independent) 07/06/11

• • Native American tribe uses DNA to settle casino dispute (BioNews) 06/27/11

• • Texas Indian tribe seeks to control membership (infozine) 06/24/11

• • Tribe strives for federal recognition (Seaside Signal) 06/21/11

• • Tribes to rally in Washington for fix to land-into-trust ruling (Indianz.com) 06/07/11

• • Symposium looks at issue of freedmen (Tulsa World) 06/03/11

• • Temecula: Pechanga site casino site of tribal forum, protest (The Press Enterprise) 06/02/11

• • Schaghticoke Tribal Nation seeks to regain rightful status (Indian Country Today) 05/31/11

• • Lawmakers pass native Hawaiian government bill (Star Advertiser) 05/03/11

• • White supremacists from 1920s still thwarting Virginia tribes (Indian Country Today) 04/26/11

• • Vermong grants public recognition to 2 Abenaki tribes (Boston.com) 04/23/11

• • Competing leaders to testify for Tester's Little Shell recognition bill (Great Falls Tribune) 04/12/11

• • Cowlitz casino lawsuit is first test of Supreme Court decision (Indianz.com) 03/21/11

• • Band of Indians looks for federal recognition as a tribe (The Jamestown Sun) 03/21/11

• • San Juan Indian tribe denied federal recognition (The Orange County Register) 03/16/11

• • Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2011 (OpenCongress.org) 03/10/11

• • Kentucky eyeing state recognition of tribes (Cherokee One Feather) 03/04/11

• • State recognition for Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe passes assembly vote (NJ.com) 02/19/11

• • Cherokee freedmen left in limbo after judge's ruling (Tulsa World) 02/19/11

• • Senate, House consider Indians (The Suffolk News-Herald) 02/18/11

• • A bill to extend federal recognition to... (OpenCongress.org) 02/17/11

• • Cherokee Nation Supreme Court asked to hear non-Indian citizenship case (The Cherokee Nation News Release) 01/25/11

• • Vt. commission urges recognition for 2 Indian tribes (The Republic) 01/19/11

• • Freedmen granted tribal citizenship (Tulsa World) 01/15/11

• • Cherokee freedmen win court decision (KFOR) 01/14/11

• • Commission recommends recognition for 2 Vt. tribes (Boston.com) 01/09/11

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