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GAO asked to investigate Schaghticoke recognition
Monday, February 9, 2004

Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.) has asked the General Accounting Office to investigate the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to recognize the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.

Johnson wrote a letter to the GAO seeking answers to three questions. She wants to know why the BIA changed its mind and said sufficient evidence existed to show continuous political influence within the tribe. She also wants to know if the BIA is overstepping its authority by relying on state recognition when making rulings on tribes in Connecticut.

The BIA, in a preliminary decision, said the tribe did not qualify. But after evaluating additional evidence, researchers said the tribe met all seven mandatory criteria.

In response to a prior Congressional inquiry, GAO did not find any wrongdoing with federal recognition decisions made during the Clinton administration.

Get the Story:
Johnson Requests Immediate Federal Investigation into Schaghticoke Decision (Johnson 2/6)
Shays wants gaming probe (The Fairfield County Hour 2/9)
Johnson hits Bureau of Indian Affairs for tribe recognition (The New Haven Register 2/7)
Probe Sought On Tribe Decision (AP 2/7)
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Schaghticoke Recognition Sparks Opposition (The New London Day 2/7)
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Relevant Documents:
Federal Register Notice | BIA Statement | Richard Blumenthal Statement | Rep. Shays Statement

Relevant Links:
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation - http://www.schaghticoke.com

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Recognition decision expected for Schaghticoke Tribe (1/26)
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Jeff Benedict: BIA out of control on tribal recognition
Monday, February 9, 2004

"Out of control! There's no better description for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its decision last week to reverse itself and grant federal recognition to the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.

"This decision is based on a determination that your tribe satisfies all seven criteria for acknowledgment," Lee Flemming, chief of the BIA's Office of Federal Acknowledgment, wrote to Schaghticoke leader Richard Velky. Uh-huh. A year ago, the BIA determined the opposite.

Besides mocking its own regulations, the BIA has gone out of its way - and outside the law - to create another sovereign nation inside our state. This decision has activated a 2,000-acre land claim in Kent and resurrected fears that a third casino will land in Danbury, Bridgeport or Waterbury. Regardless of its merits, the land claim is a threat and an expense to many innocent landowners. The tribe's lawyers hope to use this as leverage to force Connecticut to give the tribe and its financial backers the right to a casino. We must not give in to that tactic."

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Jeff Benedict: Rein In The Bureau Of Indian Affairs (The Hartford Courant 2/8)
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Related Stories:
House Resourcess to hold recognition hearing (2/6)
Gover praises BIA for not bowing to pressure (2/2)
Lack of evidence addressed in recognition bill (02/19)
Sweeping recognition reform bill offered (02/07)
At BIA, no recognition of new tribes (2/5)
BIA recognition still hard to prove for some (01/22)
McCaleb delivers aggressive recognition plan (10/03)
BIA role in recognition decisions under review (06/13)
BIA Budget: Doing more with less (3/26)
Bush budget cuts funds for new tribes (3/20)
McCaleb takes on recognition (3/15)
Inside the BIA, plenty of drama (3/4)
Ashcroft urged to charge BIA officials (3/1)
Solutions sought for 'hijacked' recognition (11/9)
Solutions sought for 'hijacked' recognition (11/9)
Gover: Recognition study 'cooked' (11/1)
Reforming federal recognition (10/26)
Gover takes on recognition (10/25)
McCaleb to listen 'closely' to recognition experts (8/9)
McCaleb decision sure to draw scrutiny (7/31)
BIA pushed to provide 'answers' on tribes (7/26)
McCaleb endorses BIA on recognition (6/14)
Gover's 'activist' legacy escapes McCaleb (6/13)
BIA has small goal for big problem (5/22)

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Column: Tribes seeking recognition only for 'big wampum'
Monday, February 9, 2004

"Let's see. The last full-blooded Schaghticoke was buried on the reservation in Kent in 1913. By 1926, the state was referring to the tribe as a "remnant." There are huge, decades-long gaps in the tribe's leadership and continuity as a political community.

Like most or all of the other tribes in Connecticut, the Schaghticokes are a reconstituted tribe. Such groups are not supposed to receive federal recognition.

Nonetheless, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs reversed an earlier finding and granted recognition and "government-to-government relationship" to the Schaghticokes. This is absurd, it is wrong and it must be stopped."

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Tom Condon: Time For Feds To Recognize The Harm Of Casino Tribes (The Hartford Courant 2/8)
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Related Stories:
House Resourcess to hold recognition hearing (2/6)
Gover praises BIA for not bowing to pressure (2/2)
Lack of evidence addressed in recognition bill (02/19)
Sweeping recognition reform bill offered (02/07)
At BIA, no recognition of new tribes (2/5)
BIA recognition still hard to prove for some (01/22)
McCaleb delivers aggressive recognition plan (10/03)
BIA role in recognition decisions under review (06/13)
BIA Budget: Doing more with less (3/26)
Bush budget cuts funds for new tribes (3/20)
McCaleb takes on recognition (3/15)
Inside the BIA, plenty of drama (3/4)
Ashcroft urged to charge BIA officials (3/1)
Solutions sought for 'hijacked' recognition (11/9)
Solutions sought for 'hijacked' recognition (11/9)
Gover: Recognition study 'cooked' (11/1)
Reforming federal recognition (10/26)
Gover takes on recognition (10/25)
McCaleb to listen 'closely' to recognition experts (8/9)
McCaleb decision sure to draw scrutiny (7/31)
BIA pushed to provide 'answers' on tribes (7/26)
McCaleb endorses BIA on recognition (6/14)
Gover's 'activist' legacy escapes McCaleb (6/13)
BIA has small goal for big problem (5/22)

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