City to oppose Shakopee Tribe's land-into-trust application

The city council in Shakopee, Minnesota, will join opposition to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community land-into-trust application.

Officials, including the new mayor, are praising the tribe for discussing its development plans. But the city is concerned about the loss of tax revenue on 150 acres and about the loss of jurisdiction to the tribe.

The city, however, won't raise a Carcieri challenge to the application. Scott County claims the the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar bars the tribe from the land-into-trust process.

The county claims the Shakopees didn't gain federal recognition until 1969.

Get the Story:
South news briefs: Shakopee to oppose tribe's land expansion [first item] (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 1/25)

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