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School district sues over San Pasqual Band land-into-trust

A public school district in southern California has filed a lawsuit to block a land-into-trust application for the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the application on January 4. The tribe plans to use nine acres for a gas station and a commercial development.

The Valley Center-Pauma Valley School District filed an administrative appeal but it was sent on February 24, past the 30-day deadline. The district followed up by filing a lawsuit in federal court in September.

The tribe has filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit.

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School district sues to derail San Pasqual land transfer (The North County Times 12/12)

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