2016 Recognition & Enrollment News Stories


Hawaiian federal recognition: the lessons from Standing Rock (Honolulu Civil Beat) 12/19/16

Native American artist challenges Oklahoma's right to say who is an Indian (TownHall) 12/2/16

The Duwamish aren't holding out hope for last-minute recognition by Obama (Seattle Weekly) 12/1/16

Who is an Indian artist? (Indian Country Today) 11/28/16

Tribe says it has booted 289 people off its rolls (The Regsiter-Guard) 11/27/16

Prairie Island tribal members sue U.S. Department of Interior (Republican-Eagle) 11/23/16

Grand Ronde Tribes seek new judges after losing disenrollment dispute (Indianz) 11/8/16

DNA could soon prove Hawaiian ancestry (West Hawaii Today) 11/8/16

Tribe can sue New Jersey for recognition (Courthouse News Service) 11/2/16

Still waiting for the ‘Promised Land’(Chinook Observer) 10/28/16

Documentary on federal recognition 'Promised Land' will make you mad (Indian Country Today) 10/26/16

Nooksack Tribe’s actions not recognized by feds in ‘exceedingly rare’ case (Bellingham Herald) 10/19/16

Tribal judge to decide fate of disenrollment case (Morning Sun News) 10/19/16

Tribal ‘chief’ sentenced for defrauding immigrants with fake memberships (Washington Times) 10/13/16

HR3764 is on the move—bill blocks recognition of Indian tribes without Congressional vote (Hawai'i Free Press) 10/3/16

Some protest US rule for recognition of Native Hawaiian government (NBC News) 9/26/16

Nooksack appeals court reinstates attorneys in disenrollment case (Bellingham Herald) 9/23/16

Tribe claims cross-border rights as hunting violations head to Canadian court (KTOO) 9/22/16

Tribal courts and boards feud over membership (Brownsville Herald) 9/20/16

Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (Indianz) 9/16/16

Virginia's Indian tribes clear another hurdle toward federal recognition (Washington Post) 9/15/16

Piro Pueblo press Las Cruces council on fed recognition help (Native Times) 9/14/16

House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (Indianz) 9/9/16

Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina continuing fight for federal recognition (World Casino News) 9/7/16

House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition bill (Indianz) 9/6/16

Enhanced IDs help some tribal members cross borders (KTOO) 8/30/16

OP-ED: Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape don't want to lose what they already have (True Jersey) 8/21/16

Tribal ‘watershed decision’ in Oregon could influence Nooksack case (Seattle Times) 8/8/16

Tribal court reverses Grand Ronde disenrollment decision (OPB) 8/8/16

Pomo splinter group seeks tribal status (Courthouse News) 8/8/16

Governors signs legislation recognizing Lenape tribe (Washington Post) 8/4/16

Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute [U.S. v. Alvirez] (Indianz) 8/3/16

Nooksack tribe ignores court orders as disenrollment dispute stalls (Indianz) 8/1/16

Chukchansi starting disenrollment for some founding families' members (Fresno Bee) 7/30/16

Disenrollees of Pala Band ask federal appeals court for rehearing (Indianz) 7/14/16

Schaghticoke continues fight for federal recognition -- and its benefits (WSHU) 7/13/16

Court sides with Bureau of Indian Affairs in disenrollment dispute (Indianz) 7/8/16

A Connecticut tribe fights for recognition, and a piece of the casino industry (NY Times) 6/27/16

Schaghticoke Indian Tribe told to bolster federal recognition bid (Indianz) 6/10/16

Federal officials: Two tribes have 'exhausted' recognition efforts (WSHU) 6/8/16

Schaghticoke tribe says it has made federal bid (Norwich Bulletin) 6/5/16

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe disenrollment fight appears to be over (Indianz) 6/1/16

Appropriations bill blocks new federal recognition regulation (Indianz) 5/24/16 (press release)

Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny federal status to Cherokee group (Indianz) 5/13/16 (See proposed finding.)

Nooksack Tribe fires judge handling disenrollment case (Bellingham Herald) 4/22/16

In Washington, the Nooksack 306 fight to stay in their tribe (High Country News) 4/17/19

Stan Grant appointed to Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition (The Guardian) 4/16/16

Waiting for the day that never comes (Missoula News) 4/14/16

Tortugas factions continue to shape debate about community's future (Las Cruces Sun-News) 3/26/16

Las Cruces City Council does not vote in support of Piro Manso Tiwa federal recognition (KVIA) 3/21/16

Court dismisses American Indian tribe's lawsuit against the state (NJ) 3/9/16

Nooksack Tribe bars lawyer for ‘306’ facing disenrollment (Bellingham Herald) 3/8/16

Turtle Mountain documents could aid Little Shell Tribe (Great Falls Tribune) 3/8/16

Native Hawaiian group adopts constitution at convention (Washington Post) 2/27/16

Little Shell Tribe: support passage of Restoration Act (Missoulian) 2/29/16

The fight for federal recognition (Shreve Port Times) 2/22/16

Pamunkey tribe wins federal recognition (Idea Stations) 2/22/16

Miami chief continues fight for recognition (The Herald-Tribune) 2/16/16

Indian tribes find opposition to gambling a barrier to recognition (PEW) 2/8/16

Will the Little Shell Tribe finally be recognized? (Char-Koosta News) 2/4/16

Virginia's Pamunkey withstand challenge to tribe's federal recognition (Washington Post) 2/1/16


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