Saturday, December 16, 2006

Federal Recognition

The purpose of this blog is to instigate a dialogue on the subject of federal recognition among the legal and Indian community. Six Virginia Indian Tribes collectively known as the “Thomasina Jordan” Indian tribes are seeking federal recognition. The sovereignty gained would provide any number of benefits from the federal government. The tribes already have recognition by the Commonwealth of Virginia that afford them certain benefits.

In an objective quest I plan to explore the both the pros and cons related to this issue. It is my intent by open dialogue to explore facts, rules, precedent, regulations, processes, and concepts that can be applied to the rule of law for a fair conclusion.

1 comment:

REZ_IPSA said...

Good for you. I would first ask incoming Indian Affairs Chairman Byron Dorgan, incoming Resources Chairman Nick Rahall, or nominee Asst Secty for Indian Affairs Carl Artman, their position on the matter. I think you may be surprised.