April 23, 2015

BIA Takes Heat From Connecticut Lawmakers, Others On Indian Recognition

From: Connecticut Mirror


WASHINGTON — Kevin Washburn, the head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, hinted Wednesday that he may have eliminated a provision in new tribal recognition rules that would stymie efforts by several Connecticut tribes to seek federal status.


But no one has seen the final regulations Washburn sent this week to the Office of Management and Budget. The OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has by law 90 days to finish its review of the regulations before they are implemented, but it usually takes less time.

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