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'Keep your promise'

Coquille Tribe still waiting on restoration of homelands in Oregon

The Biden administration is promising to make it easier for tribes to restore their homelands and for one Indian nation in the Pacific Northwest, the initiative couldn't come soon enough.

For more than eight years, the Coquille Tribe has been waiting for an answer on its fee-to-trust application in Oregon. The lengthy effort has stretched through three U.S. presidents - including one that canceled work on it altogether for unclear reasons.

"I went through the Obama administration, the Trump administration and now the Biden administration," Chairperson Brenda Meade said in an interview. "And my ask is going to continue."


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