Federal recognition is a lengthy process overseen by the U.S. Department of Interior. There are 573 federally recognized tribal governments in the United States. Non-acknowledged Tribes are tribes, which have no federal designation as sovereign entities. The Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs of the Department of the Interior implements Part 83 of Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations (25 CFR Part 83), Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes. The acknowledgment process is the Department’s administrative process by which petitioning groups that meet the criteria are given Federal “acknowledgment” as Indian tribes and by which they become eligible to receive services provided to members of Indian tribes. Federal recognition makes tribes eligible for federal funding and benefits and recognizes their stature of tribal sovereignty.
-Why federal recognition is important to tribes
-25 CFR Part 83 – the federal recognition process
Brenda Golden, Esq., Brenda Golden, Esq.
Brenda Golden is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee Nation. She attended Sequoyah Indian High School, served 8 years in the US Air Force, and resided in Central Oklahoma from 1986 to 2013. She has a Bachelor’s and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and has graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Her professional work experience includes over 15 years in HR and Executive Mgmnt. She has worked for the last 10 years with native organizations.
Brenda Golden is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She grew up outside of Clearview, Oklahoma on “Harjo Hill”, attended Sequoyah Indian High School, served in the US Air Force for 8 years and resided in Central Oklahoma from 1986 to 2013. She currently resides in Eastern Oklahoma having relocated to work for her tribal nation. Brenda has three daughters (one deceased) and four grandchildren.
She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration both conferred from the University of Oklahoma. Brenda graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law with a Juris Doctor and is a member of the National Native American Bar Association.
Her professional work experience includes over 15 years in Human Resources and Executive Management and 10 years with the State of Oklahoma. She has dedicated the last 10 years to working with tribal governments and native organizations.
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