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Ramapough, Powhatan Tribes Granted State Recognition After Promising Not to Open Casinos

New Jersey has entered agreements affirming its recognition of two American Indian tribes whose official status was called into question over concerns that the groups would establish casinos to compete with those in Atlantic City.

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4/9/2019

article New Jersey finally recognizes its American Indian tribes | Quigley
(New Jersey) -- I’m so happy for the Indians. New Jersey finally recognized our American Indian tribes. But getting recognition was a long fight, and I’d...

3/27/2019

article Ramapough Lenape and Powhatan Renape Nations of New Jersey have state recognition reaffirmed
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Nation and Powhatan Renape Nation had their state recognition reaffirmed March 18 by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

3/23/2019

article 2 N.J. Native American tribes can sell crafts, but they can’t open casinos
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Native Americans got a little help from the feds with their ongoing lawsuit against Mahwah Township -- and they and another tribe...

3/19/2019

article New Jersey Officially Recognizes Ramapoughs, Powhatan As American Indian Tribes
(New Jersey) -- State officials announced Monday that they are officially recognizing the Ramapough Mountain Indians as an American Indian tribe since 1980.
article Ramapough, Powhatan Tribes Granted State Recognition After Promising Not to Open Casinos
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has entered agreements affirming its recognition of two American Indian tribes whose official status was called into question over concerns...

3/18/2019

article AG Grewal Announces Settlements with Two American Indian Tribes
(New Jersey) -- Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey has entered into separate settlement agreements with the Powhatan Renape Nation and the...
article Mahwah's Ramapough Lenape Nation Recognized As Tribe
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Nation was formally acknowledged as an American Indian Tribe in a settlement with the state, officials announced Monday. New Jersey...
article State affirms status of Powhatan Renape, Ramapough Lenape tribes
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has restored official recognition to two American Indian tribes, officials said Monday. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced separate...

2/2/2019

article Tuscaroras make state recognition bid
(North Carolina) -- Three Robeson County Tuscarora American Indian groups have united to press their case for state recognition by submitting a petition and responses to...

1/3/2019

article Cuomo Vetoes Montaukett Indian Recognition Bill
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have given state recognition to a tribe on Long Island’s East End. The Montaukett Indian...

12/3/2018

article OP/ED: N.J. tribal nation's legal victory a win for region, too
(New Jersey) -- Every now and again it does the heart good to see a little justice done, especially when it involves an underdog. That's exactly what happened last...

11/22/2018

article Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape has state recognition affirmed
(New Jersey) -- The State acknowledges in the settlement it has officially recognized the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation as an American Indian Tribe since 1982....

11/21/2018

article Nanticoke-Lenape of NJ Win Six-Year Battle to Restore State Recognition
(New Jersey) -- A controversy that drew national attention for its contentious litigation in federal and state courts and significance to tribes throughout the nation...

11/17/2018

article New Jersey reaches recognition settlement with Native American Indian tribe
(New Jersey) -- The state of New Jersey has reached a formal settlement with the Nanticoke-Lenni-Lenape tribe of Native American Indians, resolving a three-year legal...

11/16/2018

article State affirms recognition of Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribal nation
(New Jersey) -- A South Jersey-based American Indian tribe said Thursday it has settled a six-year court fight with the state, securing both official recognition and $2....

11/15/2018

article State affirms recognition of Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribal nation
(New Jersey) -- A South Jersey-based American Indian tribe said Thursday it has settled a six-year court fight with the state, securing both official recognition and $2....
article State Pays $2.4M to Indian Tribe Over Withheld Recognition
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle state and federal lawsuits over its failure to recognize the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation as...
article State pays $2.4M to Native American tribe, officially recognizes it after 6 years
(New Jersey) -- After years of fighting, a New Jersey Native American tribe is once again officially recognized. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Thursday the...
article Local Native American tribe embraces lineage while looking to the future
(North Carolina) -- The Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation (OBSN) is a state-recognized Native American tribe in North Carolina. Tammy Hill, an administrative assistant...
press release Tribe Wins Six-Year Battle to Restore New Jersey Recognition
(New Jersey) -- The largest American Indian tribe in New Jersey has secured restoration of its status as a state-recognized tribe, concluding a controversy that drew...

9/4/2018

article Lenape Chief talks state recognition struggle, sovereignty
(Delaware) -- In a lecture through the State Division of Historical And Cultural Affairs Monday, Principal Chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware Dennis Coker...

7/3/2018

article Montaukett Indians Hope To Receive State Recognition
(New York) -- A Long Island Native American Tribe could soon be officially recognized. The New York State Legislature voted almost unanimously to acknowledge the...

4/20/2018

article Monument reflects ‘abiding admiration’ for native people
(Virginia) -- Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission welcomed leaders of Native American tribes at the state Capitol for a ceremony to...

4/19/2018

article Richmond monument reflects ‘abiding admiration’ for Native people
(Virginia) -- Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission welcomed leaders of Native American tribes at the state Capitol for a ceremony to...

4/18/2018

article Monument honoring Virginia Indian tribes dedicated in Richmond
(Virginia) -- Amid the hustle and bustle of Virginia's capital city there's a new place to pause and reflect. On Tuesday, Gov. Ralph Northam, the Virginia Indian...

4/17/2018

article 'Mantle,' a monument to Virginia's Indian tribes, dedicated at state Capitol
(Virginia) -- The dignitaries gathered in Capitol Square included governors, legislators, business leaders and others who had worked to establish a fitting monument to...

3/3/2018

article Local tribe’s fight for state recognition halted again
(Virginia) -- The Wolf Creek Cherokee Indians thought they had finally drummed up enough support to be recognized as an official Virginia Indian tribe. Last year, the...

2/12/2018

article Maryland recognizes an Indian tribe, but other Native Americans aren't happy about it
(Maryland) -- When he needed to clear his head as a boy, Clarence Lone Wolf Tyler would head to the western shore of Smith Island to look for Indian arrowheads. Tyler, a...

12/22/2017

article Accohannock Tribe granted Maryland Indian status
(Maryland) -- After years of hard work and dedication, the Accohannock Tribe has been granted Indian status by Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan. The small tribe is the...

12/19/2017

article A Native American tribe on the Eastern Shore receives Maryland Indian Status
(Maryland) -- The tiny Accohannock Native American Tribe, largely based on the Eastern Shore, has received Maryland Indian Status from Gov. Larry Hogan (R). It is the...

12/12/2017

article The White Man Is Breaking His Word Again
(New Jersey) -- In the millennia before Europeans arrived in North America, the town now called Bridgeton, New Jersey was a hub for the Lenni-Lenape people who inhabited...

12/10/2017

article Montaukett Indian Nation denied a second time as governor vetoes recognition bill
(New York) -- The Montaukett Indian Nation has once again been denied recognition in the state of New York. A02325 cleared the New York Legislature over the summer...

11/22/2017

article Are the Vinyard Indians the Rachel Dolezal of native tribes?
(Illinois) -- The Vinyard Indians want to be Illinois’s first state-recognized native tribe. But tribes long recognized by the federal government say the group...

8/5/2017

article Virginia tribe feels snubbed, wants state recognition
(Virginia) -- The Wolf Creek Cherokee Indian tribe has always lived in Virginia and remains in Virginia. “We know that we come from the areas around the Southwest...

7/24/2017

article EDITORIAL: State should reverse error and recognize Montauketts
(New Jersey) -- One hundred seven years ago, a judge in a state courtroom in Riverhead ruled that the Montaukett Indian Nation was extinct — putting pen to paper...

7/19/2017

article Tribe’s Lawsuit Over Recognition To Advance
(New Jersey) -- A legal battle between the Lenape Tribe and the State of New Jersey could come to a conclusion in the near future. For some of the 1,200 Lenape Indians...

7/17/2017

article The Lenni-Lenape say they're a tribe, and want N.J. to agree
(New Jersey) -- The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape don’t quite know why, in 2012, the new Christie administration suddenly dropped 30 years of state recognition of them as...

7/10/2017

article Lenni-Lenape Lawsuit Win Brings Tribe Closer to State Recognition
(New Jersey) -- On Monday, July 10th, a South Jersey-based Native American tribe received the win they needed in federal court to proceed with their lawsuit against the...
article Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape a Recognized Tribe, Court Rules
(New Jersey) -- The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, which claims its history has been rewritten in New Jersey in recent years, is a recognized American Indian...
article NJ Panel Says Court Wrongly Tossed Tribal Recognition Suit [sub req]
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Appellate Division on Monday revived an Indian tribe’s suit alleging regulators wrongfully repudiated its state recognition status,...
article Montaukett chief doubtful Cuomo will sign bill recognizing tribe
(New York) -- The chief of the Montaukett Indian Nation said he is not holding out hope that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will sign a recently approved bill in the State...

6/27/2017

article Montauketts Clear Hurdle On Path To Recognition, Now Await Governor's Signature
(New York) -- The State Senate this week sent a bill to Governor Andrew Cuomo that grants official state recognition to the Montaukett Indian Nation, more than a century...

6/21/2017

article State Assembly Passes Bill To Make 'Extinct' Montauketts An Officially Recognized Tribe Again
(New York) -- The State Assembly unanimously approved a bill this week that would restore official recognition by the state of the Montaukett Indian Nation, more than a...

6/5/2017

article Natchitoches tribal hopes dashed
(Louisiana) -- A Senate judiciary committee, in essence, killed, 3-2, House Concurrent Resolution 15 that would have formally recognized the Natchitoches Tribe of...

5/19/2017

article Natchitoches Tribe could soon have statewide recognition
(Louisiana) -- The House passed 86-1 Thursday House Concurrent Resolution 15 by Rep. Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches, officially recognizing the Natchitoches Tribe of...

3/25/2017

article Burgum angling for government reinvention
(North Dakota) -- Gov. Doug Burgum's first few months in office involved juggling a budget upheaval with the demands of a protest movement: Both are issues that have...

2/17/2017

article Disputed Accohannock tribe seeks Maryland recognition
(Maryland) -- It is a simple, but thorny, question: Is Clarence Tyler who he says he is? Does the 63-year-old retired tugboat captain and Eastern Correctional...

12/5/2016

article Tribe facing zoning issues over praying
(New Jersey) -- As protesters fought a pipeline construction project that would run through the Standing Rock Reservation, which belongs to the Sioux Native Americans in...

11/2/2016

article Tribe Can Sue New Jersey for Recognition
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge ruled that the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribe can sue New Jersey to get state recognition, which they say they once had, until the state...

11/1/2016

article Lenni-Lenape tribal nation earns its day in court | Editorial
(New Jersey) -- It's appropriate that South Jersey's Nantikoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe, whose legitimacy has been placed in purgatory by an action of the State of New...

9/13/2016

article Nanticoke, Lenape tribal status recognized in First State, struggle continues in New Jersey
(Delaware) -- The Nanticoke Indian Tribe and its sister tribe the Lenni Lenape had something special to honor during the Nanticoke's 39th annual pow wow over the...

8/5/2016

article AUDIO: Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware is now state recognized
(Delaware) -- Governor Jack Markell signed House Bill 345 in Dover Thursday afternoon, officially recognizing the Lenape Indians of Delaware as an American Indian tribe.
article Lenape and Nanticoke tribes gain formal recognition in Delaware
(Delaware) -- Gov. Jack Markell (D) signed HS 1 into law on Tuesday. The bill recognizes the Nanticoke Indian Association although that status was made retroactive to...

8/4/2016

article Lenape Indians get historic recognition by state
(Delaware) -- For the first time, the Lenape Indian tribe was officially recognized by the state of Delaware Thursday. Gov. Jack Markell signed into law a bill granting...
article Lenape Tribe finally wins formal recognition in state of Delaware
(Delaware) -- The Lenape Indian Tribe is finally gaining formal recognition from the state of Delaware. Lawmakers passed House Bill 345 by unanimous margins this summer...

5/7/2016

article State recognizes Vancleave Live Oak Choctaws
(Mississippi) -- People packed the conference room at the Vancleave Library Saturday for a small piece of paper with a big meaning. "This is a big day, a great day...

3/9/2016

article Court dismisses American Indian tribe's lawsuit against the state
(New Jersey) -- The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation faced another setback in their fight for state recognition Wednesday when a judge dismissed the nation's...
article New Jersey Judge Dismisses Lawsuit To Recognize American Indian Tribes
(New Jersey) -- In dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Lenape Indians, today a judge reaffirmed New Jersey’s position that there are no recognized American Indian...
article New Jersey judge dismisses tribe's lawsuit over recognition
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Native American tribe that claimed the state gave it official recognition in the 1980s but later...

2/23/2016

article Fight over Cherokee blood line could be nearing resolution
(Georgia) -- The fight over Cherokee lineage between two competing Dahlonega groups may be coming to a mutual, if grudging, resolution thanks to a state bill that would...

2/16/2016

article Tribe In Limbo As NJ Does Double Take On Recognition
(New Jersey) -- A suit by a New Jersey tribe claiming the state has reneged on its official acknowledgment of the group illustrates the confusion that can crop up around...

2/9/2016

article Tribe Says Fed. Contract Hinges On Recognition By NJ
(New Jersey) -- The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation urged a New Jersey federal judge Monday to quickly consider the tribe's suit seeking explicit state...

8/18/2015

article St. Regis Mohawks Question GM PCB Clean-Up
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawks say the clean-up of PCBs at the former General Motors plant in Massena isn't good enough. In a letter to the federal Environmental...

7/25/2015

article N.J. must recognize Lenni-Lenape as Native American tribe | Editorial
(New Jersey) -- In middle school, we learned that most of South Jersey was settled by the Lenni-Lenape Indian tribe. There is even a high school in Burlington County...

7/20/2015

article Lenni-Lenape tribe sue Christie, New Jersey over alleged civil rights violations
(New Jersey) -- The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, an American Indian tribe of 3,000 members, filed a civil-rights action lawsuit in federal court against the...
article New Jersey American Indian tribe sues state for blocking official recognition, lawsuit states
(New Jersey) -- The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation is fighting to retain its official recognition as an American Indian tribe with the state — leading to a...

6/15/2015

article Indian groups seek $36 million from Tennessee over loss of tribal status
(Tennessee) -- Leaders of three Tennessee groups briefly recognized as American Indian tribes in 2010 have filed a federal lawsuit that seeks more than $36 million in...

5/15/2015

article Federally-recognized Indian group protests Vinyard Settlement Shawnee state bill
(Illinois) -- Shawnee Indians from Oklahoma and northern Illinois have temporarily stalled movement on a bill that would have given state recognition to the Vinyard...

5/14/2015

article Tribes Sue Tenn. AG Over State Recognition
(Illinois) -- A trio of purported Native American tribes on Tuesday filed suit seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages from the Tennessee attorney general’s...

5/1/2015

article Vinyard Indian Settlement a step closer to tribal recognition
(Illinois) -- State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) passed a bill out of the Illinois House of Representatives recognizing Southern Illinois’ Shawnee Indian...

4/29/2015

article Lawmaker's bill to recognize Shawnee tribe clears IL House
(Illinois) -- A lawmaker's bill to recognize the Shawnee Indian tribe has cleared the Illinois House of Representatives. State Rep. Brandon Phelps D-Harrisburg...

4/26/2015

article Shawnee Indians closer to being recognized by state
(Illinois) -- The Shawnee Vinyard Indian Settlement moved a step closer to being recognized by the state of Illinois this week. The action came Thursday, when a bill was...
article Una Tribe continues to seek state recognition
(Oregon) -- The Una Tribe describes itself as a “mixed-blood tribe” because its members are Native American mixed with other races. The group has been...

3/23/2015

article Native Americans Seek State Recognition
(Illinois) -- A 200-year old Native American settlement in Southern Illinois may finally receive state recognition. The Vineyard Indian Settlement is based in Herod,...

7/9/2014

article Chancery Court acknowledges Choctaw tribe in Jackson County
(Mississippi) -- A group of hundreds of Choctaw descendants, most of them living in the Vancleave area, made a great leap toward federal help on Wednesday when the...

4/2/2014

article Bill to recognize Nansemonds passes committee
(Virginia) -- A bill that would extend federal recognition to the Nansemond Indian Tribe and five others in Virginia passed the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on...

3/19/2014

article Southeastern Kentucky Shawnee rally for state recognition
(Kentucky) -- A Native American tribe, known as the Southeastern Kentucky Shawnee, was at the State Capitol in Frankfort Wednesday.

3/3/2014

article No celebrity in tow, Va. Cherokee tribe is told to wait
(Virginia) -- Maybe they needed a celebrity - say, someone like Wayne Newton - to make their pitch. But they didn't have one, and a delegation from Virginia's...

11/18/2013

article SC to recognize eighth Native American tribe
(South Carolina) -- Chief Ralph Oxendine’s Cheraw Indian ancestors concealed their identity when they came to South Carolina. But, this week, the Sumter Tribe of...

10/28/2013

article Ottery fosters tribe's identity
(Wisconsin) -- Of the 11 tribes generally listed for Wisconsin, Brothertown is the only federally non-recognized tribe. Members of the tribe continue their efforts for...

10/26/2013

article OP/ED: Monacan tribe deserving of Indian recognition
(Virginia) -- When asked if the Redskins should change their name, the Monacans abstained from giving an opinion. This does not mean that they shouldn’t be heard.

9/27/2013

article Cuomo expected to act on Montaukett recognition bill
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to act Saturday on legislation that would pave the way for the Montaukett Indian Nation to gain state recognition, undoing...

6/16/2013

article Assembly passes bill recognizing Montauketts
(New York) -- A bill that would create a pathway for the Montaukett Indian Nation to once again become a New York State-recognized tribe passed the Assembly Thursday.

6/14/2013

article State Assembly Clears A Path For Montaukett Recognition
(New York) -- The Montaukett Indian Nation moved closer to New York State recognition on Thursday when a bill setting a procedure for tribal recognition cleared the...

4/28/2013

article Some SC tribal members fighting for right to use eagle feathers
(South Carolina) -- Some members of state-recognized Indian tribes say they will push for the freedom to use eagle feathers during Native American rituals in hopes of...

3/3/2013

article Native Hawaiians Get a State Recognized Roll
(Hawaii) -- Native Hawaiians from across the islands gathered on the lawn of Iolani Palace to celebrate their recognition on January 20. The Huli-A-Mahi Celebration...

2/28/2013

article Two groups claiming Cherokee heritage seeking recognition in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Two groups in Virginia that claim Cherokee heritage are seeking state-recognition in that state’s General Assembly. The Appalachian Cherokee Nation...

2/26/2013

article Recognition for groups claiming Cherokee ancestry tabled
(Virginia) -- Citing the need for a new evaluation process, the Virginia Senate Rules Committee on Feb. 12 tabled resolutions calling for state tribal recognition of two...

2/20/2013

article Indian leader dismayed tribal bill won't advance
(Indiana) -- The leader of the Miami Nation of Indiana says he's dismayed a bill that would provide state recognition for the Indian nation has failed for a third...

2/18/2013

article Miami Nation recognition bypassed again by lawmakers
(Indiana) -- Chief Brian Buchanan of the Miami Nation of Indiana will watch Wednesday as a bill seeking state recognition of his tribe will die in committee for the...

2/2/2013

article Two Cherokee tribes gain state recognition
(Virginia) -- On Friday, the Senate Rules Committee approved resolutions to grant state recognition to two different bands of Cherokee Indians in Virginia.

11/13/2012

article Virginia Tribes Still Struggle for Recognition
(Virginia) -- Virginia honored the commonwealth’s Indian tribes last week, a subject that the U.S. Congress continues to ignore. Perhaps the new Congress elected...

10/31/2012

article Tribe stops effort to strip status
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and other state-recognized tribes will remain members of the National Congress of the American Indian despite a...

10/30/2012

article Lumbees' status in National Congress of the American Indian secured
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will remain a member of the National Congress of the American Indian, after a vote last week to keep membership...

10/25/2012

article NCAI to debate membership rule to bar state recognized tribes
(California) -- The National Congress of American Indians is being asked to restrict its membership to federally-recognized tribes. Since the 1970s, NCAI has welcomed...

8/31/2012

article Mainer wants recognition for Moosehead Maliseets
(Maine) -- A legislative representative of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians in Maine is seeking recognition of another band of Maliseets in the Moosehead Lake region.
article Tribes fear loss of public funds with plan for new Moosehead tribe
(Maine) -- The man who represents the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians in the Maine House is seeking recognition for another band of Maliseets in Maine, a move that he...

7/25/2012

article Webb seeks recognition for state's Indian tribes
(Virginia) -- Sen. Jim Webb has asked fellow senators to move forward legislation that would grant federal recognition to Virginia’s six Indian tribes, including...

5/15/2012

article OP/ED: Recognizing more tribes means fewer funds for existing tribes
(Oklahoma) -- In “State tribes become a concern for some” (News, May 6), the effects of state tribes is grossly overstated. New York, Connecticut, Delaware,...

5/8/2012

article The Interview: Chief Wilford "Longhair" Taylor
(Alabama) -- The Mobile-Washington band of Choctaws are the descendants of Native Americans who avoided being sent west on the Trail of Tears in the 1830's. Since...

5/7/2012

article Recognizing Vermont's Abenaki
(Vermont) -- Governor Peter Shumlin signed legislation making the Missisquoi and Koasek Abenaki bands state-recognized tribes. Now, four of the states Abenaki tribes...
article Shumlin signs Abenaki recognition measures
(Vermont) -- ) -- Official recognition Monday for two native American tribes. On the statehouse steps in Montpelier, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill declaring the...
article Vt. formally recognizes 2 bands of Abenaki
(Vermont) -- The state of Vermont now formally recognizes two more bands of the Abenaki Indian tribe. On the lawn of the Statehouse in Montpelier on Monday, Gov. Peter...

4/15/2012

article Tribal recognition a bitter pill
(Tennessee) -- We have all done it; it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I speak of supporting an idea or a group we "feel" deserves it. Anytime we do this...

4/10/2012

article House bill recognizing six groups as Indian tribes shuttled off for summer study
(Tennessee) -- A controversial bill that would have granted state recognition as Native American tribes claiming Indian descent was shipped off to a summer study...

4/4/2012

article Tribes get panel's signoff for state recognition
(Tennessee) -- Legislation recognizing six self-identified Indian groups as official state tribes passed a Senate committee Tuesday, but not without a last minute...

3/26/2012

article American Indians launch protest over TN state recognition
(Tennessee) -- Some Tennessee residents that are members of various American Indian tribes across the nation said they’d be protesting in front of Rep. Mark Pody...
article Indian tribes bill to go before TN legislators
(Tennessee) -- A bill recognizing additional Indian tribes is set to go before a Senate committee today at 10:30 a.m. and a House committee at 1:30 p.m. The Remnant...
article Indian tribes seek recognition
(Tennessee) -- Established American Indian tribes worry an effort to gain recognition by three self-described ancestral tribes will undermine efforts of established...
article Self-identified American Indian tribes renew fight for recognition
(Tennessee) -- The battle has raged for 12 years, with another skirmish set for House and Senate committee hearings Tuesday that could move three groups closer to state...

3/22/2012

article Lawmakers Asking Once More: Who’s Native American?
(Tennessee) -- State lawmakers today found themselves asked to determine exactly who should be considered Native American. Supporters of three “remnant”...

3/20/2012

article Out-of-state Indian tribes opposing recognition for Tennessee groups
(Tennessee) -- Three groups have a shot at becoming Tennessee’s first state-recognized American Indian tribes under a bill being heard in the House’s State...

3/18/2012

article Shipley renews recognition effort for Indian tribes
(Tennessee) -- State Rep. Tony Shipley is behind a renewed legislative effort to recognize Native American Indian tribes in Tennessee. Shipley’s legislation...

2/27/2012

article Abenaki tribes near state recognition
(Vermont) -- Two bands of the Abenaki Nation are nearing state recognition as Native American Indian tribes after a decades-long struggle. The tribes have met the...
article Spirit Lake Nation receives state recognition, celebrates past success
(North Dakota) -- It was a day of celebrating and thanks - in the Dakota language that’s “pidameya” or “thank you.” On Friday, Feb. 24 a...

2/15/2012

article Abenaki bands fight for recognition
(Vermont) -- Two bands of the Abenaki tribe were recognized last legislative session; now two more are fighting for the same benefits. The Abenaki have been fighting to...

2/10/2012

article Occaneechi mark 10 years of state recognition
(Virginia) -- It’s been 10 years since the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation received official recognition as an Indian tribe from the state of North Carolina.

1/19/2012

article LETTER: Time to do right by Maryland's indigenous peoples
(Maryland) -- It's fitting that onMartin Luther King Jr. Day, Maryland's Piscataway Indians were recognized as a legitimate Native American tribe by Gov.Martin O...

1/18/2012

article OP/ED: Recognition was long overdue
(Maryland) -- For decades Maryland’s Piscataway Indian communities had being trying to gain recognition from the state. That came to an end last week when Gov....

1/16/2012

article Md. recognition of Piscataways adds happy note to complicated history
(Maryland) -- For as long as she can remember, Mervin Savoy has pressed the world to see her as she sees herself.
article Two Maryland Indian tribes won’t seek federal recognition
(Maryland) -- The heads of two Piscataway Indian groups recently recognized by the state of Maryland said they are unlikely to pursue federal recognition for now, but...

1/15/2012

article Maryland Recognition in Hand, Piscataway Leaders Split on Seeking Federal Status
(Washington D.C.) -- The heads of two Piscataway Indian groups recognized by the state of Maryland this week said they are unlikely to pursue federal recognition for now...

1/14/2012

article Commentary: For the Piscataway, a long, troubled road to recognition
(Maryland) -- There's a long back-story to Maryland's official recognition of the Piscataway as a distinct tribe of Native American people, and it's not...

1/12/2012

article Md. Native American Tribe No Longer Extinct
(Maryland) -- After decades of struggle, a Native American tribe in Maryland is no longer extinct. Alex DeMetrick reports the Piscataway-Conoy tribe knew it was here all...
article Piscataways granted long-sought state recognition
(Maryland) -- After a decades-long struggle, the Piscataway tribes have official recognition as Native Americans in Maryland. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed executive...

1/10/2012

article Maryland recognizes 2 American Indian groups
(Maryland) -- For the first time in Maryland's history, two American Indian groups indigenous to the state were formally recognized in executive orders by Gov....
article O’Malley signs order recognizing 3 Piscataway tribes
(Maryland) -- Hundreds of Piscataway Indians packed the first-floor rotunda of the statehouse Monday to witness Gov. Martin O’Malley sign two executive orders that...

12/13/2011

article Bill to recognize Indian tribes in New Jersey stalls amid fears of tribal casinos
(New Jersey) -- The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people survived centuries of European persecution in South Jersey by hiding. They outwardly denied their heritage, but quietly...

11/29/2011

article Native American tribes struggle for Md. recognition
(Maryland) -- Every year around this time, Thanksgiving reminds many Americans of the relationship between Native Americans and Pilgrims who shared a meal hundreds of...

11/24/2011

article Maryland's Native American Tribes Struggle for State Recognition
(Maryland) -- Every year around this time, Thanksgiving reminds many Americans of the relationship between Native Americans and Pilgrims who shared a meal hundreds of...

11/23/2011

article Maryland's Native American Tribes Struggle for State Recognition
(Maryland) -- Every year around this time, Thanksgiving reminds many Americans of the relationship between Native Americans and Pilgrims who shared a meal hundreds of...

11/21/2011

article LETTER: Recognize three N.J. Indian tribes
(New Jersey) -- To the Editor: As we prepare to celebrate another Thanksgiving with loved ones, it is important to remember the origins of the holiday: the mutual...

11/2/2011

article Shawnee tribe wants state recognition
(Kentucky) -- The Southeastern Kentucky Shawnee are working toward being a state recognized tribe. “We are currently talking with (Sen.) Tom Jensen with regards to...

10/6/2011

article Montauketts Vie For State Recognition
(New York) -- The fight to preserve Native American cultures on the East End of Long Island gained momentum this past year when the Shinnecock Indian Nation finally...

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