2012 Recognition & Enrollment News Stories

• • White Earth to vote on Constitution (Detroit Lakes Online) 12/26/12

• • Tribe again seeks recognition (Republican-American) 12/21/12

• • Bill lets Pascua Yaqui determine own membership (Arizona Star) 12/13/12

• • Bill lets southern Arizona tribe determine membership (Ktar) 12/13/12

• • County officials take Wappo fight to Washington (Nappa Valley Register) 11/15/12

• • Virginia tribes still struggle for recognition (News Advance) 11/13/12

• • Tribe stops effort to strip status (Robesonian) 11/1/12

• • NCAI: 'Historic' unity vote keeps non-federally recognized tribes as full members (The Hill) 11/1/12

• • Cherokee Freedmen case returns to Capitol Hill; US Circuit Court of Appeals will re-hear Vann v. Salazar (Indian Country Today) 10/16/12

• • Akaka Bill passes Senate Indian Affairs Committee, but is likely DOA on Senate floor (Hawaii Reporter) 9/13/12

• • NY tribe moves to evict non-Indians (Wall Street Journal) 7/28/12

• • Pascua Yaqui ask Congress for authority to determine membership (Cronkite News) 7/24/12

• • BIA fails to publish a list of federally recognized entities on time (Indianz.com) 7/24/12

• • Senator Webb seeking floor vote on federal recognition for Virginia Indian Tribes (Daily Press) 7/13/12

• • Federal government officials to meet with Winnemem tribe (Redding.com) 7/8/12

• • Counterclaim filed in freedmen dispute (AP) 7/5/12

• • Duwamish say tribal rivalry hinders bid for recognition (Seattle Times) 7/10/12

• • Senate Committee Approves Reyes' Tigua Bill (Congressman Silvestre Reyes) 6/28/12

• • Department of Interior makes counterclaim in lawsuit over Cherokee Nation freedmen descendants (TulsaWorld) 7/03/12

• • Blackfeet divided over enrollment proposal (mtstandard.com) 07/02/12

• • Interior affirms tribe?s status (The Wetumpka Herald) 6/9/12

• • Piscataway celebrate new status with pride (The Baltimore Sun) 06/02/12

• • Dueling tribal meetings: Sitting council, members' tribunal call for general gatherings (Snoqualmie Valley Record) 05/30/12

• • Wappo Indians want to reclaim recognition, land (The San Francisco Chronicle) 05/18/12

• • Minority rules: who gets to claim status as a person of color? (NPR) 05/16/12

• • Who's a Native American? It's complicated (CNN) 05/14/12

• • Potter Valley Tribe to get 700 acres of Eel River property (Ukiah Daily Journal) 05/10/12

• • Vt. formally recognizes 2 bands of Abenaki (Marsh Field News Herald) 05/07/12

• • Pueblo votes to change membership rules (Santa Fe New Mexican) 04/30/12•

• Feds want tribe's lawsuit dismissed (TheDay.com) 04/24/12

• • Cast out of Paiute tribe, disenrolled confront struggles (Las Vegas Review Journal) 04/22/12

• • House bill recognizing six groups as Indian tribes shuttled off for summer study (TimesFreePress.com) 04/10/12

• • Tribes get panel's signoff for state recognition (The Tennessean) 04/03/12

• • U.S. judge rejects bid by ousted tribe members for reinstatement (Los Angeles Times) 03/30/12

• • Echo Hawk's final determination denies Central Band of Cherokee federal status (Indian Country Today) 03/27/12

• • Pala tribe roiled by bloodline dispute (The Bellingham Herald) 03/22/12

• • Out-of-state Indian tribes opposing recognition for Tennessee groups (The Tennessean) 03/20/12

• • Feud troubles Indians nearing recognition (NewsDay) 03/20/12

• • Families expelled from Pala tribe sue feds (North County Times) 03/17/12

• • TN leaders considering new Native American tribes (NBC WSMV) 03/13/12

• • Counties, lawmakers oppose tribe's federal recognition for fear of Napa Valley Casino (Indian Country Today) 03/09/12

• • GOP candidate in District 8 opposes Lumbee recognition (The Robesonian) 02/28/12

• • PALA: Feds recommend tribe readmit expelled Pala members (North County Times) 02/28/12

• • Abenaki tribes near state recognition (vtdigger.org) 02/27/12

• • Battle over Wappo tribe's future (The Press-Democrat) 02/18/12

• • Hardship follows some expelled Pala members (North County Times) 02/18/12

• • Piscataways know who they are, now Maryland does too (SoMdNews.com) 02/15/12

? ? Eastern Pequot official calls for recall of tribal council (TheDay.com) 02/13/12

? ? Freedmen descendants petition U.S. for their own Oklahoma tribe (Tulsa World) 02/09/12

? ? Tribe seizes Grand Canyon skywalk from Vegas developer (Phoenix Business Journal) 02/09/12

? ? Growth a source of pride and strain for some northwest tribes (Boise State Public Radio) 02/09/12

• • Wappo tribe effort to restore tribal status (KSRO) 02/03/12

• • California Indian tribe expells 154 members (KPBS) 02/02/12

• • Md. Native American tribe no longer extinct (CBS Baltimore) 01/11/12

• • Local Indian tribe gains federal recognition (KGET.com) 01/04/12


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