2021 Recognition & Enrollment News Stories

Sealaska Heritage Institute trustees support petition to recognize tribes (Indian Country Today) 12/17/21

133 years of struggle: Lumbee have faced a long and winding path to federal recognition (The News & Observer) 12/12/21

7 questions about Freedmen answered (High Country News) 10/11/21

Toppled statue to be replaced with memorial to tribes (Indian Country Today) 9/29/21

'We're not going anywhere': Choctaw Freedmen cite history, ties to tribal nation in fight for citizenship (NPR) 9/22/21

A look inside the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina's 133-year fight for federal recognition (The Fayetteville Observer) 9/21/21

Texas forced out nearly all Indigenous people. A new monument memorializes broken treaty (The Oklahoman) 9/16/21

New ballot measure would require Alaska to formally recognize Native tribes (Anchorage Daily News) 8/14/21

Alaska Native identity 'weighs heavily’ on friends and a future (Indian Country Today) 8/12/21

New boat tour aims to raise awareness for unrecognized tribes (WKBW Buffalo) 8/4/21

A "warrior of justice" on the long road to recognition (National Wildlife Federation's Blog) 6/10/21

Editorial: Give the Duwamish Tribe long overdue federal recognition (The Seattle Times) 6/6/21

Act providing State recognition of Alaska Native Tribes passes House of Representatives (Alaska Native News) 5/19/21

Key Senate leader seeks hearing on Lumbee Tribe federal recognition (Indianz) 5/12/21

Alaska legislators consider state recognition of tribes (Indian Country Today) 4/27/21

Waccamaw Indian People of SC gain support in push for federal recognition (The Post and Courier) 4/17/21

Unrecognized tribes struggle without federal aid during pandemic (MPR News) 4/17/21

The 'slow-motion genocide' of the Chinook Indian Nation (High Country News) 4/1/21

Race, sovereignty clash as Congress meddles in tribal enrollment (Indian Country Today) 3/7/21

What tribal sovereignty means for Freedmen citizenship (High Country News) 3/3/21

Pandemic leaves tribes without US recognition at higher risk (Lompoc Record) 2/27/21

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on federal recognition (Indianz) 2/25/21


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