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City opposing Cowlitz Tribe now wants to negotiate

The city of La Center, Washington, now wants to negotiate with the Cowlitz Tribe after opposing the tribe's land-into-trust request.

The tribe wants to have 152 acres placed in trust for an initial reservation. The tribe, recognized in 2000, has no land base.

La Center officials have actively fought the request and want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to conduct more analysis. But they have now asked to meet with the tribe to discuss taxation and other issues.

Get the Story:
City to tribe: Let's talk (The Columbian 6/29)

Relevant Links:
Cowlitz Tribe -

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