Rep. Young won't introduce Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bill

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, said he won't introduce a land-into-trust bill for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.

Young met with the tribe to discuss a potential bill, The Santa Barbara Independent reported. But he said he wouldn't sponsor one unless there is local support.

The tribe wants 1,400 acres placed in trust. The tribe could submit an application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs but prior efforts have been tied up in litigation and in administrative appeals.

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Alaska Congressmember Not Proposing Chumash Legislation (The Santa Barbara Independent 5/21)

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