US proposes changes to rules for federal recognition of American Indian tribes

  • by: MICHAEL MELIA , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 22, 2014 - 4:45 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. — The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday announced proposed changes to the rules for granting federal recognition to American Indian tribes, revisions that could make it easier for some groups to achieve status that brings increased benefits as well as opportunities for commercial development.

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