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Appeal filed over Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust


Four groups are appealing the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to accept land for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California.

The Santa Ynez Valley Concerned Citizens, Preservation of Los Olivos, Preservation of Santa Ynez, and Women's Environmental Watch said they had no choice to appeal because there is no written agreement about the tribe's use of the land. The 6.9 acres sits across from the tribe's casino.

The tribe plans to use the property for a museum and is negotiating an agreement with Santa Barbara County. The county had considered an appeal but decided against it.

Get the Story:
Santa Ynez Valley groups appeal Chumash annexation (The Lompoc Record 2/24)

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

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