2015 Recognition & Enrollment News Stories

Tennessee groups sue for tribal recognition (Courthouse News) 12/23/15

Motion argues canceled Native Hawaiian election flouts high court (Maui News) 12/23/15

Tribal Recognition Act, a controversial bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability (Indianz) 12/8/15

Will the Little Shell tribe finally be recognized? (High Country News) 12/7/15

House committee holds second hearing on federal recognition bill (Indianz) 12/2/15

American Indians in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition (Gulf Live) 11/26/15

American Indians: census weighs changes for count in 2020 (Casa Grande Dispatch) 11/18/15

Senator Burr introduces Lumbee recognition bill (Charlotte Sun Times) 11/18/15

Duwamish still waiting for meeting with Interior Secretary Jewell (Indian Country Today) 11/16/15

Rep. Bishop introduces Tribal Recognition Act of 2015 (Natural Resources) 11/15/15

The anti-disenrollment chorus sings, part 1(Indian Country Today) 11/13/15

Disenrollment from Pala Band affects children in ICWA case (Indianz) 11/12/15

Nooksack tribal members facing disenrollment win records fight (Bellingham Herald) 11/7/15

US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition (AP) 10/28/15

American Indian tribe files second lawsuit against New Jersey (NJ) 10/23/15

Miami Nation denied federal recognition (KPC News) 10/20/15

Challenge filed against Pamunkey's federal recognition (Daily Press) 10/9/15

Federal recognition put on hold for Virginia's Pamunkey Indian tribe (Washington Post) 10/8/15

Tribal leaders must talk about disenrollment (Indian Country Today) 10/5/15

Interior Department announces procedure for Native Hawaiian recognition (West Hawaii Today) 9/30/15

House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills (Indianz) 9/30/15

House holds first hearing for Little Shell federal recognition in years (Rep. Zinke) 9/30/15

Law recognizes Native Hawaiians as Indigenous People with special rights (Civil Beat) 9/18/15

Tribal court decisions support enrollment committee rulings (The Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde) 9/16/15

Excluded tribal members lose court decision (OPB) 9/10/15

Back to the future: the GOP and tribal termination (Indian Country Today) 9/9/15

Pocahontas' tribe, the Pamunkey of Virginia, finally recognized by U.S. (LA Times) 8/2/15

Native American tribe sues New Jersey for recognition (NBC 10) 7/21/15

Group that claims Cherokee ancestry files for recognition (Indianz) 7/21/15

Pamunkey nation looks to future after gaining federal recognition (Virginia Gazette) 7/07/15

Duwamish Tribe denied federal recognition (Seattle Times) 7/04/15

Montana tribe's hopes for recognition buoyed by rule changes (AP) 7/03/15

Department of the Interior announces final federal recognition process to acknowledge Indian tribes (Char-Koosta News) 7/02/15 [see the rules here and additional information from the BIA here.)

U.S. grants federal recognition to Virginia's Pamunkey tribe (The Daily Progress) 7/02/15

Connecticut tribes denied second chance to petition for sovereignty (Register Citizen) 6/30/15

En Banc Ninth Circuit rejects untimely, collateral challenge to legal status of tribe's trust lands and federal recognition (Lexology) 6/5/2015

Towns criticize proposed changes to tribal recognition laws (Mystic River Press) 5/22/2015

Local towns critical of proposed changes to tribal recognition laws (The Westerly Sun) 5/20/2015

With a new bill, North Carolina's Lumbee Tribe continues to push for federal recognition (The Snap Online) 4/16/15

Judge tells Mackinac Tribe to submit federal recognition petition (Indianz) 4/1/15

Sens. Murkowski, Sullivan introduce legislation to give lands back to five Southeast Alaska Native communities (US Department of Energy) 3/26/15

North Stonington first selectman cheers congressional review of tribal recognition (Register Citizen) 3/31/15

Lawmakers urge more study of US tribal recognition changes (New York Times) 3/26/15

Wappo tribe leader vows to fight ruling denying federal recognition (Press Democrat) 3/25/15

Burnout: The Burt Lake Band strives for recognition and restitution (Northern Express) 3/23/15

A famed Virgina Indian tribe seeks recognition amid casino fears (Washington Post) 3/22/15

Senate Committee advances bill to recognize Montana tribes (Billings Gazette) 3/18/15

6 Virginia tribes reattempt federal recognition through act of Congress (Indian Country Today) 2/19/15

Bipartisan Virginia delegation introduces bill to grant federal recognition of Virginia Indian Tribes (Targeted News Service) 2/11/15

The unintended consequences of disenrollment (Indian Country Today) 2/2/15

Potawatomi cornerstone: Tribal enrollment, research and eligibility (Bloomberg) 1/28/15

Native Hawaiians debate best path to sovereignty (Yahoo) 1/16/15

Opinion: Disenrollment is a tool of the colonizers (Indian Country Today) 1/16/15

Zinke introduces legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe (Zink.gov) 1/15/15

[Lumbee] recognition bill back before House (Robesonian) 1/8/15

Montana senators seek federal recognition for Montana tribe (Helen Air) 1/7/15


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