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Chumash tribe and county agree on trust land


After years of acrimony, the Santa Ynez band of Chumash Indians and Santa Barbara County have come to an agreement on the tribe's land-into-trust request.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's acquisition of 6.5 acres. The county was considering an appeal.

But under an agreement reached on Monday, the tribe will limit development on the land to a cultural center and retail space. The tribe will not use it for gaming. The land sits across from the tribe's casino.

Get the Story:
Chumash cultural center, retail space coming to annexed land (KSBY 2/14)
County, Chumash reach pact on cultural center (The Lompoc Record 2/15)

Relevant Links:
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians - http://www.santaynezchumash.org

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