Law
Village fighting Cayuga Nation must pay own legal bills
The state of New York has cut off legal aid to the village of Union Springs, which is fighting the Cayuga Nation's land-into-trust applications.

The state is already footing the legal bills for Cayuga and Seneca counties. So the village is on its own, a lawyer said.

The Cayuga Nation wants a handful of its properties placed in trust. Under a settlement with the state, the tribe would limit its applications to no more than 10,000 acres.

Get the Story:
Village may be on its own in fight (The Syracuse Post-Standard 8/9)

Land Claim Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. New York (June 28, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Indian Nation Fee-to-Trust Land Acquisition Applications in New York State - http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/888.html

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