Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine speaks of ongoing efforts to push for government recognition of Virginia’s Native-American tribes during an appearance at the Chickahominy Indian Tribe Fall Festival on Saturday (September 24).
Kaine speaks out on Native-American tribe recognition
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Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine made an appearance at a festival for the Chickahominy Native-American tribe on Saturday (September 24), as the Clinton campaign continues campaigning efforts in the 2016 election swing state.
Virginia Senator Kaine spoke with tribal leaders and said that he was continuing to support efforts to get recognition for Virginia’s Native-American tribes.
Only one tribe, the Pamunkey, have been given federal recognition, which offers federal funding benefits.
The House of Representatives gave preliminary recognition to the Chickahominy and five other Virginia tribes in a Congressional bill passed earlier this month that now goes on to the Senate.