Summary: S.480 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/01/2005)

Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2005 - Extends Federal recognition to: (1) the Chickahominy Indian Tribe; (2) the Chickahominy Indian Tribe - Eastern Division; (3) the Upper Mattaponi Tribe; (4) the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc.; (5) the Monacan Indian Nation; and (6) the Nansemond Indian Tribe.

Sets forth the service areas of the various Tribes and requirements for the Tribes with respect to submission of a membership roll, adoption of a constitution, and election of officials.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior, upon certain land transfers, to take specified lands into trust for the various Tribes' benefit.