Oneida Nation shifts lobbying to Washington
The Oneida Nation has beefed up its lobbying expenditures in Washington, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports.

The tribe spent nearly $700,000 in 2006. That's up from about $400,000 in 2005, the paper said.

The tribe is lobbying federal officials on its controversial land-into-trust application. The tribe wants 17,000 acres in two counties placed in trust.

The tribe also lobbies on sovereignty, gaming and land claims, according to Senate records [Office of Public Records Lobby Filing Disclosure Program].

The spending marks a shift in the tribe's lobbying efforts. In 2005, the tribe spent $2.1 million in the state, the fourth-largest amount. The tribe has cut back at the state level.

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Oneidas beef up federal lobbying (The Syracuse Post-Standard 3/12)

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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