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Oneida Nation land agreement clears one vote in New York





A landmark agreement between the Oneida Nation and the state of New York won approval in Oneida County on Tuesday.

The deal resolves a slew of land, taxation and jurisdiction issues. It ends litigation over a pending land-into-trust application and caps total acquisitions to 25,000 acres.

The deal goes before Madison County tomorrow.

Get the Story:
Oneida County approves deal with Oneida Indian Nation (The Utica Observer-Dispatch 5/29)
Oneida County legislators approve Oneida nation-New York casino, land deal (The Syracuse Post-Standard 5/29)
Oneida County Legislature accepts settlement with Oneida Indian Nation, New York state (The Oneida Dispatch 5/28)
Legislators approve Oneida Nation agreement (YNN 5/28)
Oneida County legislature approves agreement between state and Oneida Nation (CNY Central 5/28)
Opponents of Oneida nation-New York casino deal say plan is being railroaded The Syracuse Post-Standard 5/28)

Some Opinions:
Editorial: Recent agreements with Native nations can be a model (The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 5/28)
Claudia Tierney: A rotten deal with ‘casino Oneidas’ (The New York Post 5/29)

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Oneida Nation deal includes land-into-trust and tax provisions (5/21)