Senate eyes 'broken' bureaucracy for new tribes
Published 11/04/2009, Associated Press
Federal recognition makes tribes eligible for economic assistance, housing grants and other government benefits. But some Indian groups have seen their petitions for recognition languish for decades without a decision from the Interior Department, including a group with its origins on land that became North Dakota.Word count: 311
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