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Cayuga Nation in disagreement over land claim deal

Leaders of the Cayuga Nation are voicing disagreements over the tribe's proposed land claim/casino deal with the state of New York.

Clint Halftown, the tribe's main representative, and Gov. George Pataki (R) announced the settlement in December. It would allow the tribe to open a casino in the Catskills.

Soon after, traditional leaders said Halftown had no authority to sign the agreement. Then, Halftown called it off because the state settled with the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma for a Catskills casino.

But now other tribal leaders say the deal is valid and that Halftown has no say over the tribe's business.

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Cayuga Indian Nation rift widens (The Syracuse Post-Standard 1/15)

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