2019 Recognition & Enrollment News Stories

'A long journey for our people': Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians on cusp on federal recognition (Indianz) 12/18/19

Little Shell bill passes Congress, awaits president's OK (Great Falls Tribune) 12/17/19

Federal recognition likely as Little Shell Chippewa Tribe bill moves forward (Great Falls Tribune) 12/9/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.297)

Congress considers Lumbee recognition bill (Indian Country Today) 12/6/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.1964)

Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill up for first hearing (Indianz) 12/2/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.1964)

Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation faces federal recognition deadline (Indianz) 11/18/19

It happened here: Kis-'am-xay testifies to Congress, saves Yakama Nation from termination (The Yakima Herald) 11/17/19

Yaqui, O'odham history and sovereignty in the borderlands (Arizona Public Media) 11/15/19

Government recommends not recognizing Yosemite-area tribe (Herald-Mail Online) 11/13/19

How an Arrow Lakes elk hunt became a case of tribal recognition (High Country News) 10/28/19

New highway signs honor Native American veterans despite partisan politics (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/5/19

Montana honors memory of Blackfeet activist Elouise Cobell (Montana Public Radio) 11/4/19

The U.S. has spent more money erasing Native languages than saving them (High Country News) 11/5/19

Native Americans move to Las Vegas, but struggle to be recognized (Las Vegas Review-Journal) 10/14/19

Michigan Gov. Whitmer issues Declaration for Indigenous Peoples Day (Turtle Talk) 10/11/19

'Fake tribes' can threaten federally recognized ones, geneaologist says (Tahlequah Daily Press) 10/4/19

Tuscarora Nation seeks recognition from state of North Carolina (Indianz) 10/3/19

Today is the 25th anniversary of Pokagon Band Potawatomi, Little Traverse Odawa, and Little River Ottawa federal acknowledgement statutes (Turtle Talk) 9/21/19

Groundbreaking set for National Native American Veterans Memorial (The American Legion) 9/17/19

'The Duwamish people are still here': Tribe hindered by lack of recognition (Indianz) 9/13/19

A 'sham': Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation being denied federal recognition (Indianz) 9/9/19

Rent is recognition and restitution for Seattle's Native inhabitants (Yes Magazine) 9/9/19

North Dakota tribes prepare for 2020 census (The Bismarck Tribune) 9/4/19

Tribes in Texas take a big step forward for their inherent sovereignty (Indianz) 7/24/19

'A proud day': Little Shell Chippewa Tribe moves closer to federal recognition (Indianz) 6/27/19

CT Schaghticoke Indian group wants recognition, land, casino (Greenwich Time) 6/22/19

Lipan Apache Tribe recognized by the state of Texas (Indian Country Today) 6/12/19

Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood (Indianz) 5/16/19

Key house committee approves Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation bill (Native News Online) 5/2/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.312)

Texas House passes bill giving San Antonio tribe state recognition (San Antonio Express-News) 5/2/19

How one of America's smallest Indian tribes bounced back from the brink of dying out (Desert Sun.) 5/2/19

House moves closer to affirming Mashpee Wampanoag reservation (Cape Cod Times) 4/30/19

Montana Tribe Recognition bill passes US House (U.S. News) 3/27/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.297)

Ramapough Lenape and Powhatan Renape Nations of New Jersey have state reocgnition reaffirmed (Indian Country Today) 3/25/19

Democrats plan to vote against homelands bill for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (Indianz) 3/25/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.312)

The struggle of the Little Shell Tribe (The Week) 3/23/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.297)

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust (Indianz) 3/19/19 (See 116th Congress H.R.312)

Two more NJ tribes have recognition reaffirmed (Cision) 3/18/19

The Revelator: Tribes without recognition struggle to protect their heritage (Indianz) 3/12/19

Inside one Native tribe's decades-long fight for recognition (Pacific Standard) 2/6/19

Bureau of Indian Affairs publishes annual list of federally recognized tribes (Indianz) 2/4/19

Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA test (New York Times) 2/1/19

Tester, Daines reintroduce bill recognizing Little Shell (U.S. Senator Jon Tester) 1/8/19 (See 116th Congress H.R. 297 and S.51)


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