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Senator pushes Oneida Nation to resolve land claim

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) says a court ruling against the Oneida Nation's gaming compact should force the tribe into resolving its outstanding land claim.

Schumer said he supports the tribe's casino but wants other issues, such as taxation, addressed. He said the state should be negotiating a solution.

The tribe dismissed Schumer's suggestion as ridiculous. "He has no idea whatsoever what the nation and the state have discussed," the tribe said in a statement quoted by The Syracuse Post-Standard.

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Schumer: Use ruling to end land claim (The Syracuse Post-Standard 7/2)

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