DOI Reaffirms Federal Recognition Status of the Tejon Indian Tribe

From the press release:

The Tejon Indian Tribe first requested confirmation of its status in 2006. Due to an administrative error, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) failed for several years to place the Tejon Indian Tribe on the list of federally recognized tribes that the BIA is required to publish annually. That list, entitled “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs,” was last published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2010 at 75 FR 60810, and the list was supplemented on October 27, 2010 at 75 FR 66124.
In his letter to the Tejon Indian Tribe, the Assistant Secretary stated that “[u]pon review of the facts and history of this matter, including prior Assistant Secretaries’ decisions, I herby reaffirm the federal relationship between the United States and the Tejon Indian Tribe, thus concluding the long and unfortunate omission of the Tejon Indian Tribe from the list of federally recognized tribes.”

4 thoughts on “DOI Reaffirms Federal Recognition Status of the Tejon Indian Tribe

  1. Gabriel Nahe June 1, 2012 / 11:46 am

    Its sounds strange.How they can list it as an error on there part. Like if no big deal! Come on (BIA) your talking about a couple of years we’ll never get BACK!

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