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Oneida Nation foreclosure case headed to 2nd Circuit


The Oneida Nation's foreclosure case is headed to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

A federal judge has ruled that two counties cannot foreclose on land owned by the tribe. The final ruling was made this month, clearing the way for the appeal.

The tribe owns more than 17,000 acres in Oneida and Madison counties. The land is held in fee and the tribe wants the land placed into trust.

The U.S. Supreme Court said the tribe has to go through the land-into-trust process before claiming sovereignty on its properties.

Get the Story:
Ruling clears way to hear land case (The Syracuse Post-Standard 11/15)

Relevant Links:
Oneida Nation Trust - http://www.oneidanationtrust.com
Indian Nation Fee-to-Trust Land Acquisition Applications in New York State - http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ogc/lands.html
Oneida Nation, New York - http://www.oneida-nation.net

Sherrill v. Oneida Nation Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Ginsburg] | Concurrence [Souter] | Dissent [Stevens]

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