The state of Louisiana tried to update their state recognition process, but the task force appointed to do that adjourned without any decisions. At least two tribes vying for state recognition are left hanging. It’s just one instance of the questions facing tribes that don’t yet meet the requirements for federal recognition and are seeking official status from their state.
Patty Ferguson-Bohnee (Pointe-au-Chien), director of the Indian Legal Program and Clinical Professor of Law at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Gilmer Bennett (Talimali Band of Apalachee Nation), councilmember for the Talimali Band of Apalachee Indians of Louisiana
Break 1 Music: Together We’ll Fade Away (song) Dirt Rhodes (artist) Dirt Rhodes Sings Indian Country (album)
Break 2 Music: Residential Redemption (song) Brock Stonefish (artist) Turtle Island (album)