Live Oak Choctaws Receives Local and State Tribal Recognition

As reported back in 2014 by the Mississippi Press blog and WLOX TV website, the Live Oak Choctaws received state and local tribal recognition. This is a big step in the move to get the federal government to officially recognize the tribe at the federal level. You can learn more about the Live Oak Choctaws through this link – About Us page (http://www.liveoakindians.org/about-us – link no longer works as of October 2018). An update in May 2017 from a local TV station (WLOX): http://www.wlox.com/story/35453594/vancleave-live-oak-choctaws-working-towards-federal-recognition/.

Now, they’re working toward their federal recognition with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

“We’re state-recognized. We’re the only state-recognized tribe in Mississippi,” said Holloman.

So far, the road toward federal recognition has been lined with a handful of municipal and county certifications. Only three Coast cities and one county remain on the recognition to-do list: Gautier, Waveland, Biloxi and Harrison County.

It can take a long time before the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approves a tribe for federal recognition and in many cases, a tribe is never approved.

 

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
This entry was posted in Genealogy, History and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.