Tribe’s False Recognition Case Moved To DC Court

Law360, New York (December 7, 2016, 12:28 PM EST) -- A suit brought in Colorado federal court in which the Munsee Delaware Indian Nation-USA allege it was incorrectly listed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as having been denied federal recognition despite never applying for it belongs in Washington, D.C., a federal magistrate judge has found.

Despite the tribe claiming that some of the actions that led to the alleged wrongful listing took place in Colorado, the act at the center of the case was the listing of the tribe by an agency based in Washington, D.C., Magistrate Judge Michael Watanabe ordered Monday.

“The acts or omissions giving rise to petitioners’...

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