Not one, but six east coast Tribal Nations seeking Federal recognition for decades await President Trump’s signature. This legal status will allow direct relationship with the Federal government, “funding for scholarships, healthcare and other services. It will also allow for the respectful repatriation of ancestral remains.” Fellow “First Contact” initiatives, by Baltimore Yearly Meeting Friends of shared spirit, have lifted relevant conversations over the decades. The current Federally recognized Tribal Nations total 567, plus six will be 573! Pictured are Senators and Virginia Tribal leaders at the Senate Gallery, in attendance for the vote. For full details see the article posted by Indian Country Media Network.