Q1. Why is recognition important?
A1. Recognition confers certain legal rights on Tribes and establishes certain responsibilities on the Federal government. According to the Department of the Interior, "The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities as provided by the Constitution of the United States, treaties, court decisions and Federal statutes. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 566 Federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives."
Q2.How long have the Brothertown been in Wisconsin?
A2. Members of the Brothertown Tribe began arriving in the Wisconsin Territory in 1832. In 2012, we marked the Tribe's180th year in Wisconsin.
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