Tag Archives: Federal Acknowledgment Process

Law Prof Comments on Proposed Federal Acknowledgement Process Revisions

Here: Law Professor Letter – FAP Reform Chi-miigwetch to Patty Ferguson for doing the heavy lifting.

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Proposed Part 83 Changes to Federal Acknowledgment Process

Proposed Rule here: 2014-05-22 Proposed Rule 25 CFR 83 Related materials: Comparison Chart 05-22-14 Frequently Asked Questions on Proposed 25 CFR 83 Summary of Comments and Responses on Part 83 Discussion Draft Press release here: Interior Proposes Reform of Federal … Continue reading

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ASU Law Conference on the Federal Recognition Process — Jan. 16-17, 2014

Frank Ettawageshik, our mentor and former LTBB tribal chair, helped to organize this one: “Who Decides You’re Real? Fixing the Federal Recognition Process.” Agenda is here.

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More Federal Recognition Materials: Grand River Bands

The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians of Michigan (official website) has been petitioning for federal recognition. Chairman Ron Yob’s powerful testimony before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is here (2006) and here (2007). Senator Carl Levin’s statement about the … Continue reading

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More Federal Recognition: The Burt Lake Band Case

The Burt Lake Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians is petitioning for federal recognition. The BIA has proposed to deny their recognition. Last year, the BIA finalized that proposal to deny, but these documents are not online yet. Documents here: … Continue reading

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