Wednesday, September 17, 2008

See the Freedmen can have their own Black Indian Tribe

Hearing to Recognize VA's Tribes

Washington, D.C.
Posted: 11:45 AM Sep 15, 2008
Last Updated: 4:24 PM Sep 16, 2008

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) announced Monday that the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has agreed to hold a hearing to consider legislation to federally recognize six of Virginia’s Indian tribes. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the bill last May, and Webb has since urged Chairman Byron Dorgan to consider the bill in the Senate.