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Some Oneida members oppose land claim settlement

Members of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin overwhelmingly approved a land claim settlement with the state of New York but some aren't happy with the deal.

The tribe is part of a claim to 250,000 acres of ancestral territory in New York. Although the tribe will receive 1,000 acres but some say the tribe should get more land.

The deal also allows the tribe to open a casino in the Catskills. Paul Smith, who advocates for a more traditional government, said gaming revenues aren't in the best interest of future generations.

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Tribal members disagree about land claim settlement (The Green Bay News-Chronicle 12/16)

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