An official statement to Indian Country Today regarding the Bureau of Indian Affairs Federal Recognition Process Reforms:
“As the State of Connecticut and its delegation continue the premeditated genocide of the remaining three state recognized Tribes, the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation would like to give praise to the Creator for allowing us to fight another day and showing us the way,” Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Dennis Jenkins said in a statement. “We would like to thank Assistant Secretary Washburn and his staff for their due diligence revising an antiquated, dysfunctional recognition process. We would also like to thank President Obama for being a steadfast friend to Native Americans. We will continue the fight.”
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