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Tolowa Nation Sues Feds Over Denial Of Tribal Recognition

RJ Vogt : SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Nov. 9, 2017

The Tolowa Nation asked a California federal court on Tuesday to grant it tribal recognition, claiming the government unfairly conflated it with a related tribe when it recently denied an application the group had filed over 30 years ago.

In February 2016, the Department of the Interior’s Board of Indian Appeals called the Tolowa Nation “a group of activists” that did not meet the requirement of continuous existence because it failed to show how it has remained distinct from the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, which received recognition as an Indian entity in a 1983 federal court decision.

The Tolowa Nation is represented by Kelly T. Smith of The Smith Firm.

Counsel for the government has not yet been assigned.

The case is Tolowa Nation v. U.S. et al., number 3:17-cv-06478, in the U.S. District Court for Northern California.
 
Note:  Looks like they are located on highway 101 or nearby.

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