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President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law






A scene from a Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians powwow. Photo by Siletz Tribal Energy Program

Legislation that makes it easier for two tribes in Oregon to restore their homelands has been signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Under S.817, any land that the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians acquire within the original 1855 Coast Reservation will be considered a part of the current reservation.

For the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, S.818 reduces the number of steps required for land to be acquired in trust and declared a part of the reservation.

Both bills were signed into law on Thursday.

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