Chumash Tribe to hold public meeting on land-into-trust plan

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California will hold a public meeting on Friday to discuss its land-into-trust plans.

The tribe has not yet submitted an application for 1,400 acres it recently purchased. But opposition groups are already raising alarms about the idea.

"Many questions have surfaced regarding our Camp 4 property,” Tribal Chairman Vincent Armenta said in a written statement, The Solvang Valley News reported. “While we don’t yet have development plans in place, we do know that tribal housing is a priority for us. In addition, we would like to put to rest concerns the community may have regarding the process of placing land into federal trust.”

The tribe wants to use a 250-acre portion of the site for housing. The reservation currently stands at 143 acres.

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Chumash plan public meeting on Camp 4 issues (The Solvang Valley News 9/13)

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