County to vote on bill to support Onondaga Nation land transfer

The Onondaga County Legislature will vote next Tuesday on a bill to transfer land to the Onondaga Nation in New York.

The tribe wants to reclaim the 36-acre Murphy's Island, on the Onondaga Lake shoreline. The site is considered sacred because the Peacemaker traveled across the lake to the area.

The bill is non-binding but it would help the tribe obtain the land, which is currently designated as park land.

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