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Chumash Tribe finally secures county approval for land-into-trust agreement
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Chumash Tribe finally secures county approval for land-into-trust agreement (October 31, 2017)
It took years of work and prodding from Congress but the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians finally reached a land-into-trust agreement in California.

Chumash Tribe reaches tentative agreement in long-running land-into-trust fight
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Chumash Tribe reaches tentative agreement in long-running land-into-trust fight (September 26, 2017)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is close to a deal to end a long-running dispute over its land-into-trust application in California.

Chumash Tribe still willing to negotiate into land-into-trust agreement with county
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Chumash Tribe still willing to negotiate into land-into-trust agreement with county (August 8, 2017)
A bill to place about 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills
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House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance more Indian bills (July 24, 2017)
Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust
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Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)
Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute
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Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute (April 6, 2017)
Rosanna Miranda and her relatives haven't decided whether to take the case to the nation's highest court.

Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application
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Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (February 1, 2017)
The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.

Editorial: County still in denial about Chumash Tribe's sovereignty
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Editorial: County still in denial about Chumash Tribe's sovereignty (July 29, 2016)
If county officials want good-faith negotiations, they first have to demonstrate a willingness to negotiate in good faith.

House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe
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House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (July 14, 2016)
Only one lawmaker cast a vote against H.R.1157, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act.

House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup
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House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup (July 11, 2016)
A controversial land-into-trust bill, a commission for Native youth and tourism initiative are on the agenda.

Chumash Tribe blasts lawmaker who opposes land-into-trust bill
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Chumash Tribe blasts lawmaker who opposes land-into-trust bill (May 12, 2016)
The newly elected leader of the tribe is taking aim at Rep. Lois Capps (D-California) after she endorsed a proposed marine sanctuary on ancestral Chumash land.

Chumash Tribe elects Kenneth Kahn as first new leader in 17 years
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Chumash Tribe elects Kenneth Kahn as first new leader in 17 years (April 29, 2016)
Kenneth Kahn previously served as vice chairman and will now be leading the California tribe.

Foxes brought to Channel Islands by tribal ancestors are unique
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Foxes brought to Channel Islands by tribal ancestors are unique (April 22, 2016)
Six subspecies of the island fox have survived in the Channel Islands for tens of thousands of years despite being very closely related.

Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 years
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Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 years (March 17, 2016)
The California tribe has enjoyed tremendous success, largely due to its gaming facility, but local opposition to housing, cultural and other projects remains strong.

Opinion: Chumash Tribe won't compromise in land-into-trust talks
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Opinion: Chumash Tribe won't compromise in land-into-trust talks (March 10, 2016)
Short of some signal from the tribe that they are willing to make some concessions on the same value scale that we have made, we are not sure that there is any point in continuing the exercise.

Editorial: County undermines Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust talks
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Editorial: County undermines Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust talks (March 8, 2016)
What this all seems to indicate is that the tribe will essentially ignore the county, and deal with the federal government on future land acquisitions.

Chumash Tribe upset by lack of progress in land-into-trust talks
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Chumash Tribe upset by lack of progress in land-into-trust talks (March 3, 2016)
The tribe had to go to Congress to pressure Santa Barbara County to come to the table but the two parties remain far apart.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe battles opponents at every turn
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe battles opponents at every turn (February 11, 2016)
We invite intelligent criticism — and therein lies the dilemma for tribal opponents.

Editorial: Stop using every opportunity to battle Chumash Tribe
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Editorial: Stop using every opportunity to battle Chumash Tribe (January 28, 2016)
Think of the Chumash as the solid wall, and opposing neighbors as the head-bangers. The end result is inevitable, an immutable law of physics.

Chumash Tribe asks county to enter land-into-trust agreement
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Chumash Tribe asks county to enter land-into-trust agreement (January 14, 2016)
The deal would be enforceable in court with a limited waiver of the tribe's sovereign immunity.

Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases
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Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)
Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.

Chumash Tribe and county finally meet to discuss land issues
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Chumash Tribe and county finally meet to discuss land issues (September 25, 2015)
It took some prodding from Congress, but officials in Santa Barbara County, California, sat down with the tribe for the first time in a decade.

Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases
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Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)
Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.

County finally agrees to discuss land issues with Chumash Tribe
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County finally agrees to discuss land issues with Chumash Tribe (August 26, 2015)
Chairman Vincent Armenta accepted an invitation to talk but warned of a potential distraction to the process.

Chumash Tribe asks county to come to the table to discuss land
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Chumash Tribe asks county to come to the table to discuss land (August 12, 2015)
The county has previously refused to engage in government-to-government talks with the tribe.

Chumash Tribe paid $15M for 350 acres by land-into-trust site
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Chumash Tribe paid $15M for 350 acres by land-into-trust site (August 4, 2015)
The tribe resides on a 138-acre reservation but lacks suitable land for additional housing.

Chumash Tribe buys 350 acres next to land-into-trust site
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Chumash Tribe buys 350 acres next to land-into-trust site (July 24, 2015)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said the trbe has been trying to acquire the property for more than 10 years.

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe defeats opponents once again
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Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe defeats opponents once again (July 16, 2015)
Over the years, this same small group of tribal opponents has pulled many stunts for the sake of drama and attention.

California governor signs bill for Native language and culture
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California governor signs bill for Native language and culture (July 15, 2015)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians supported the bill to expand the use of language and culture in classrooms.

Editorial: County must treat Chumash Tribe as a good neighbor
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Editorial: County must treat Chumash Tribe as a good neighbor (July 10, 2015)
Our belief now and in recent years is that the tribe would be willing to play the county’s game if the county would fully acknowledge the tribe’s status with regard to sovereignty, and all that concept implies.

Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation
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Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation (July 3, 2015)
Chairman Vincent Armenta cheers the rejection of the 'frivolous' case but anticipates future battles with local opponents.

Editorial: County stonewalling	 Chumash Tribe on development
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Editorial: County stonewalling Chumash Tribe on development (June 26, 2015)
The U.S. Congress is trying to do something folks in Santa Barbara County have been unable to do — start a useful conversation between local governments.

The Canary: Guess what guys - the Chumash Tribe was here first
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The Canary: Guess what guys - the Chumash Tribe was here first (June 18, 2015)
With the legislation pushing on one end and an application tentatively approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs pushing on the other, this story’s got legs.

Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe
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Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (June 18, 2015)
Conflict between tribal and local governments was on full display as the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs heard testimony on three bills.

Witness list for House hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills
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Witness list for House hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 17, 2015)
Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

House subcommittee sets hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills
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House subcommittee sets hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 15, 2015)
Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

Vincent Armenta: Setting the record straight on land-into-trust
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Vincent Armenta: Setting the record straight on land-into-trust (June 1, 2015)
The goal of the Indian Reorganization Act’s is to increase tribal lands, restoring a small fraction of land that was stolen through history.

Chumash Tribe reaches fire services agreement with county
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Chumash Tribe reaches fire services agreement with county (May 13, 2015)
The tribe will pay for a new firefighter paramedic position and a $1.6 million ladder truck.

Vincent Armenta elected to 9th term as chair of Chumash Tribe
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Vincent Armenta elected to 9th term as chair of Chumash Tribe (March 17, 2015)
Also elected were Kenneth Kahn, who will serve as vice chair; Gary Pace, secretary/treasurer; and board members Maxine Littlejohn and Mike Lopez.

Military halted dig on island after questions from Pechanga Band
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Military halted dig on island after questions from Pechanga Band (March 5, 2015)
Elders visited the San Nicolas Island and soon the tribe raised questions about the project.

Opponents not happy with land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe
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Opponents not happy with land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (March 5, 2015)
The bill was introduced by a lawmaker whose district does not include the reservation.

Chumash Tribe cheers introduction of land-into-trust measure
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Chumash Tribe cheers introduction of land-into-trust measure (March 4, 2015)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) introduced H.R.1157 to place 1,400 acres in trust.

Opinion: Let's rethink federal policy toward tribal sovereignty
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Opinion: Let's rethink federal policy toward tribal sovereignty (February 19, 2015)
The Enrolled Tribe says it is sovereign and above the rule of law. All other citizens do, and will, bear the burdens of the Tribe’s actions.

Chumash Tribe welcomes county sheriff deputies to reservation
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Chumash Tribe welcomes county sheriff deputies to reservation (February 12, 2015)
The tribe is paying for the salaries of four full-time officers who will be stationed on the reservation.

Vincent Armenta: You can't rewrite tribes and tribal sovereignty
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Vincent Armenta: You can't rewrite tribes and tribal sovereignty (February 9, 2015)
Tribal governments have unique legal and political relationships with the federal government as provided by the Constitution of the United States.

Chumash Tribe contributes $225K toward new ice skate arena
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Chumash Tribe contributes $225K toward new ice skate arena (February 3, 2015)
The tribe's name will appear on the scoreboard for the main rink at the facility.

Eldon Shiffman: Give Chumash Tribe a chance to reclaim its land
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Eldon Shiffman: Give Chumash Tribe a chance to reclaim its land (February 2, 2015)
I think even the opponents of the tribe’s efforts to bring more land into reservation status would agree that reacquiring items that represent their history is a good thing and should be encouraged and supported.

Luis Alejo: Apologize to the Chumash Tribe for 'hurtful' remarks
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Luis Alejo: Apologize to the Chumash Tribe for 'hurtful' remarks (January 30, 2015)
The ugly truth is that Native people were placed on reservations that look nothing like their original homelands.

County files appeal over Chumash Tribe land-into-trust decision
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County files appeal over Chumash Tribe land-into-trust decision (January 27, 2015)
The tribe plans to use a 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.

Opinion: Wealthy tribes shouldn't follow land-into-trust process
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Opinion: Wealthy tribes shouldn't follow land-into-trust process (January 26, 2015)
The federal government established fee to trust to help impoverished Indians get off the welfare rolls, not to help wealthy Indians get off tax rolls.

Chumash Tribe slams official for questioning 'reservation system'
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Chumash Tribe slams official for questioning 'reservation system' (January 16, 2015)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said the tribe must repeatedly battle local officials who don't respect its sovereignty.

Chumash Tribe welcomes approval of land-into-trust application
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Chumash Tribe welcomes approval of land-into-trust application (January 8, 2015)
The tribe plans to use the 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.

Chumash Tribe donates $10K to Legal Aid Foundation in California
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Chumash Tribe donates $10K to Legal Aid Foundation in California (December 9, 2014)
The money will be used to address homelessness in Santa Barbara County.

Editorial: County and critics must stop fighting Chumash Tribe
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Editorial: County and critics must stop fighting Chumash Tribe (November 20, 2014)
newspaper highlights the contributions made by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to Santa Barbara County.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash Tribe
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Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash Tribe (November 13, 2014)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said he's tired of being sued by opposition groups.

County to dispute Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust application
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County to dispute Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust application (November 6, 2014)
The board of supervisors voted 3-2 to pursue litigation.

Chumash Tribe praises BIA movement on land-into-trust bid
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Chumash Tribe praises BIA movement on land-into-trust bid (October 22, 2014)
The finding of no significant impact puts the tribe closer to having 1,400 acres placed in trust.

IBIA dismisses challenge to Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid
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IBIA dismisses challenge to Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid (June 9, 2014)
Tribe has been fighting opposition groups for more than a decade.

County rejects law enforcement contract with Chumash Tribe
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County rejects law enforcement contract with Chumash Tribe (June 5, 2014)
Officials claim agreement was too vague and failed to include a waiver of sovereign immunity.

Column: Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bill stirs up opposition
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Column: Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bill stirs up opposition (May 12, 2014)
Columnist looks at the debate over H.R.3313, a bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.

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