Ferguson-Bohnee quoted in national article on federal recognition of tribes

Friday, August 15, 2014

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee

Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Faculty Director of the Indian Legal Program, was quoted in an August 14, article by the McClatchy News Service, titled "New rules might recognize more tribes, create new casinos."

The article discusses new rules proposed by the Obama administration that could speed up the process of federally recognizing Native American tribes. The rules would make it easier for tribes to prove their legitimacy.

"This opens the door of opportunity," Ferguson-Bohnee said. "It's like a hundred times better than what's currently in place."

To read the entire article, click here.

Ferguson-Bohnee has substantial experience in Indian law, election law and policy matters, voting rights, and status clarification of tribes. She has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Louisiana State Legislature regarding tribal recognition, and has successfully assisted four Louisiana tribes in obtaining state recognition. 

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