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Anti-Oneida group denies racist statement against tribe


The leader of a group that is fighting the Oneida Nation on several fronts denies making racist statements against the New York tribe.

David Vickers, the president of Upstate Citizens for Equality, said he wasn't advocating violence against the tribe when he said "These people can't be shot" on a local radio show. He was talking about the group's decision to go to court to fight the tribe on land-into-trust and gaming issues.

In response, the tribe said Vickers "is seeding the language of racial hatred throughout Upstate New York and stirring up threats of violence." Vickers denies being anti-Indian.

Get the Story:
Oneidas accuse UCE head of racism (The Syracuse Post-Standard 12/8)

Draft Environmental Impact Statement:
Oneida Nation of New York Conveyance of Lands Into Trust (November 2006)

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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