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Hearing set for Oneida Nation treaty rights case


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on January 11, 2005, in the Oneida Nation's treaty rights case.

The court is being asked to determine whether the tribe's reservation, as defined by the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, still exists. If so, then land the tribe buys within the reservation is considered Indian Country.

The city of Sherrill has tried to impose taxes on the tribe's land. A federal judge and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled that the treaty is still in force.

Get the Story:
Sherrill, Oneidas get date for court (The Syracuse Post-Standard 11/12)

Relevant Documents:
Briefs | Docket Sheet No. 03-855

Relevant Links:
Oneida Nation - http://www.oneida-nation.net
NARF-NCAI Tribal Supreme Court Project - http://doc.narf.org/sc/index.html

Decision in Oneida Indian Nation v. City of Sherrill:
Majority Opinion | Van Graafeiland Dissent

Decision in Cayuga Indian Nation v. Village of Union Springs:
Decision | Order (April 23, 2004)

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