Law

2nd Circuit takes up Onondaga Nation land claim on October 12





The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next week in the The Onondaga Nation land claim.

In 2005, the tribe laid claim to about 4,000 square miles, including the entire city of Syracuse. A federal judge dismissed the case in September 2010, citing decisions by the 2nd Circuit that killed other New York tribal claims.

The hearing takes place Friday, October 12 at the New York Law School in Manhattan. It's the second case on the calendar for the 10am session

Turtle Talk has posted briefs from the case, Onondaga Nation v. New York.

Get the Story:
Onondaga to Argue its Land Rights Appeal at 2nd Circuit Court (Indian Country Today 10/2)

Also Today:
Judge sustains part of Mohawk land claim (North County Public Radio 10/4)

District Court Decision:
Onondaga Nation v. New York (September 22, 2010)

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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hails recommendation in land claim suit (10/2)
Onondaga Nation asks 2nd Circuit to reinstate land claim (2/28)
Onondaga Nation the latest to see dismissal of land claims case (9/23)