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Group seeks field hearing on Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid

A group called the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance wants the House Indian and Native Alaskan Affairs Subcommittee to hold a field hearing on land-into-trust issues.

The group is concerned about the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The tribe wants 1,400 acres in trust and has approached Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-California) about a legislative acquisition.

The group opposes the tribe's request and says Gallegly should urge the House subcommittee to come to California. The group says the Bureau of Indian Affairs has 137 pending applications for more than 15,000 acres.

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