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New York to appeal Oneida land claim decision
The state of New York is appealing a federal judge's decision to keep the Oneida land claim open.

The state wants the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to block the Oneidas of New York, Wisconsin and Canada from seeking compensation for the loss of 250,000 acres. Last month, Judge Lawrence Kahn said the tribes were entitled to money from the state.

A lawyer for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin said the state's move could reopen the entire case. A spokesperson for the Oneida Nation of New York said the tribe was reviewing the state's request.

Hurd issued the ruling on a motion for summary judgment. He certified it for immediate appeal by any of the parties.

Get the Story:
State seeks appeal in Oneida land claim (The Syracuse Post Standard 6/7)

Land Claim Court Decision:
Oneida Nation v. New York (May 21, 2007)

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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