Law
DOI wants to join Onondaga Nation land claim
The Interior Department wants the federal government to intervene in the Onondaga Nation's land claim, a lawyer for the tribe said.

The tribe was in court yesterday to defend its claim from a motion to dismiss. Intervention by the federal government could keep the case alive through the Department of Justice has yet to make a move.

The state of New York says the tribe waited too long to file the lawsuit. The Cayuga land claim, also in New York, was dismissed for the same reason.

The tribe is claiming over 4,000 square miles, or about two million acres. The tribe doesn't want monetary damages but a role in the environmental remediation of the land.

Get the Story:
U.S. may back Onondaga land claim (The Albany Times-Union 10/12)
Onondaga Nation argues against motion to dismiss land-claim case (The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 10/12)

Relevant Links:
Onondaga Nation - http://www.onondaganation.org

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