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Oneida Nation told to pay $5.1M in unpaid taxes


The Oneida Nation of New York is being told to pay $5.1 million in unpaid taxes or lose 59 properties in Oneida County.

The bill is just one of several the tribe is facing in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Madison County is demanding nearly $3 million in unpaid taxes. The town of Verona wants $13 million.

Local officials say the court allowed taxation of tribal properties because they are not held in trust. The Bureau of Indian Affairs also said the land is not held in restricted status.

Get the Story:
Pay taxes or lose land, Oneidas told (The Syracuse Post-Standard 6/14)
Ruling could block Wisconsin Oneidas from building a Catskills casino (The Utica Observer-Dispatch 6/14)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents:
Jim Cason / Mike Olsen (June 10, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Oneida Nation - http://www.oneida-nation.net

Oneida Nation Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Ginsburg] | Concurrence [Souter] | Dissent [Stevens]

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