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Federal official says Cayuga Indian land could be subject to foreclosure
The Auburn NY Citizen Copyright 2005 ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:28 AM EDT | By The Citizen

Posted on 09/28/2005 8:55:35 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

AUBURN NY--A federal Department of Interior official said the U.S. Supreme Court's city of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation decision applies to the Cayuga Nation's purchase of land within their land claim area on the open market.

Based on the Sherrill decision, when taxes are not paid, the Cayuga Nation's property would be subject to foreclosure, Associate Deputy Secretary James Carson wrote in a Sept. 22 letter to U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-New Hartford.

Boehlert had contacted the department of behalf of Seneca County attorney Steven Getman.

Carson wrote that questions about the legality of the tribe's bingo halls in Union Springs and Seneca Falls have been referred to the National Indian Gaming Commission regulatory body.

U.S. Rep. Richard W. Pombo, R-Calif., and chairman of the House Committee on Resources, announced a plan last week to introduce legislation to resolve New York tribal claims.

Sam Marchio, a spokesperson for Boehlert, said his office has not seen the legislative proposal yet and is conferring with the resources committee to see the scope of the plan before determining its response.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: California; US: New York
KEYWORDS: apartheid; attorney; boehlert; cayuga; county; getman; halftown; indian; landclaims; nation; nativeamericans; oneida; onondaga; pombo; seneca; sherrill; steven

1 posted on 09/28/2005 8:55:42 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: forester
Yuroks take note.
2 posted on 09/28/2005 8:57:27 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Maybe it can be taken by local authorities for development, thus bringing in higher tax revenue.


3 posted on 09/28/2005 8:59:59 AM PDT by right right
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

We had better get around to integrating American Indians into our society.Another "special status" interest group.


4 posted on 09/28/2005 11:23:10 AM PDT by kennyo
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