your internet resource on facebook on twitter on Google+ on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe moves closer to land claim settlement

Filed Under: Law
More on: land claims, mohawk, new york

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for a land claim settlement in New York.

The agreement identifies about 4,800 acres that the tribe will be able to acquire from willing sellers. That land would become a part of the reservation.

“Our tribe and our people have worked toward this agreement for 32 years," Chief Beverly Cook said in a press release. "Our council is carrying the work from our past leaders forward; we’ve built on each other’s efforts, and we remain committed to a negotiated settlement that benefits our Mohawk people and our neighbors.”

Once the deal is finalized, the state will distribute some of the tribe's revenue sharing payments to local communities. But one affected county has yet to sign on to the agreement and two towns said they were locked out of negotiations.

The final land claim settlement will require approval from Congress, according to the state.

Get the Story:
Deal Worth Millions Reached In Mohawk Land Claims (WWNY 5/28)
Massena, Brasher town supervisors ‘beyond disappointment’ with Mohawk land claim deal (North Country Now 5/28)
Mohawks move toward resolving land claims (The Albany Times-Union 5/28)
St. Regis Mohawks Reach Accord On Buying Land (WAMC 5/28)
Mohawk tribe signs land claim memo with St. Lawrence County, state (Johnson Newspapers 5/29)
Mohawks reach deal to buy land, expand territory (AP 5/29)
St. Regis Mohawk land-claim deal on table (The Plattsburg Press-Republican 5/29)

Related Stories:
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe said to be close to land claim settlement (05/07)
Editorial: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe comes to table for land claim (07/11)
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe still hopeful for land claim settlement (7/10)
Judge dismisses most of St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's land claims (7/9)

Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe presses Obama on Dakota Access (10/25)
Lakota Country Times: Shooting pushes Pine Ridge into action (10/25)
Native Sun News Today: Sisters want police help for stolen car (10/25)
Delphine Red Shirt: Teach the language like our elders wanted (10/25)
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps making bad decisions (10/25)
Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like? (10/25)
Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility (10/25)
Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access (10/24)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe can pursue own #NoDAPL complaint (10/24)
Democracy Now: New resistance in fight against Dakota Access (10/24)
Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist & offensive mascots (10/24)
Mark Trahant: North Dakota takes #NoDAPL battle to extremes (10/24)
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' Indian arts law (10/24)
Native Sun News Today: Republican won't agree to tribal forum (10/24)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home (10/24)
Clara Caufield: Tribute to outgoing Northern Cheyenne leader (10/24)
Mary Annette Pember: North Dakota on #NoDAPL crackdown (10/24)
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women deserve to be respected (10/24)
Steven Newcomb: Getting to the origins of federal Indian law (10/24)
Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty (10/24)
Pregnant woman on Muckleshoot Reservation killed by police (10/24)
Federal authorities investigate shooting deaths at Pine Ridge (10/24)
Bus returning from Torres-Martinez Band casino in fatal crash (10/24)
Jamul Indian Village refinances $460M in casino related debt (10/24)
Firm cites 2009 National Indian Gaming Commission opinion (10/24)
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye backs Hillary Clinton (10/21)
Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Trump, You're Fired' story (10/21)
Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings (10/21)
Native Sun News Today: Ping-pong continues in #NoDAPL case (10/21)
Lakota Country Times: 'Reel Jobs' school nurtures Lakota talent (10/21)
James Giago Davies: Drugs and crime overrun our reservations (10/21)
Dana Lone Hill: Becoming a grandmother is life's highest honor (10/21)
Misty Perkins: Indigenous voices are lost in colonial translation (10/21)
John Leguizamo: Who was 'mistreating indigenous people' first? (10/21)
Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation for ancestor (10/21)
Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal lands (10/21)
Crow Tribe signs agreement to resolve long-running tax dispute (10/21)
National Indian Gaming Commission refutes online gaming claim (10/21)
Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino plan (10/21)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.