Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Breaking News: Shinnecock Tribe Meets Criteria for Federal Recognition

Shinnecock Tribe Meets Criteria for Federal Recognition

The Obama administration said Tuesday that the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Long Island had met the necessary criteria for federal recognition, signaling the end of a more than 30-year court battle and clearing a path for the tribe to build a casino in New York City or its suburbs.

The decision all but assures the tribe's federal recognition, though there is still a required public comment period that will take place before final recognition is granted.

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/nyregion/16tribe.html?emc=na


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