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Chumash Tribe hires big guns for land-into-trust bid


The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has hired two high-profile attorneys to defend the tribe's controversial land-into-trust application.

The tribe hired Roger Marzulla, a former assistant attorney general in charge of Indian and environmental matters during the Reagan administration, and Seth Waxman, a former solicitor general during the Clinton administration.

The tribe is seeking to have 6.9 acres placed in trust for a museum and other purposes. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the request but local groups filed an appeal.

The land is located across the street from the tribe's casino, raising fears of more gaming. But the tribe's plans call for a museum and non-gaming economic development.

Get the Story:
Chumash hires two high-profile attorneys (The Lompoc Record 3/16)

Relevant Links:
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians - http://www.santaynezchumash.org

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