KUNM

Tribes Gaining Federal Recognition

Jan 12, 2015

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Mon. 01/12 11a: The process of acknowledgement for non-federally recognized tribes is long and complicated. Tribal groups seeking recognition spend many years in the process of seeking federal recognition. Seven criteria are required for recognition but a new proposed rule from the Bureau of Indian Affairs could mean big changes. How might these new regulations impact tribes seeking federal recognition? Could the proposed rules reduce the time it takes to gain recognition? Guests include: Pastor John Norwood (Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape) co-chair of NCAI’s Federal Recognition Task Force and Chairman Gerald Gray (Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana).