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Chief Richard Velky (Gale Courey Toensing photo)

NEW YORK – Despite the latest setback in the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation’s long quest for federal acknowledgment, Chief Richard Velky said he will continue to pursue justice and federal status for his people.

A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court ruling denying federal recognition to the tribal nation..

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