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County official supports tribe's claim to university

A supervisor in Butte County, California, said the Mechoopda Chico Rancheria has been treated unfairly and has a right to reclaim Chico State University campus, The Chico Enterprise reported.

Chico Supervisor Jane Dolan said Chico State is located on ancestral tribal lands. She criticized the city of Chico for allowing development near a tribal cemetery. She questioned why Chico State is building dorms across from the cemetery and naming them after tribes.

Dolan made her comments after she wasn't appointed to the county's new Tribal Relations Subcommittee. She said she wants to be involved in tribal issues.

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Dolan says tribe has right to take back Chico State (The Chico Enterprise 9/15)

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