Editorial: Don't be fooled by Cayuga Nation
"Despite what they say, there's no question that the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York timed the announcement of new land purchases last week to put increased pressure on county lawmakers considering the tribe's proposed settlement over the land claim issue.

Otherwise, they wouldn't have made inflammatory statements in their press release.

“Absent an agreement with the counties, the Nation is free to put the entire 64,015 acres of its claim area into trust,” Cayuga Nation attorney Dan French said.

Put aside for a moment the gross misrepresentation of the situation in that statement.

The mere fact that the Cayugas took this tactic, days before Cayuga County's Legislature is expected to vote on the proposed deal, does not portray them as the good neighbors they claim they want to be."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Don't be fooled by latest tactics of the Cayugas (The Auburn Citizen 6/24)

Land Claim Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. New York (June 28, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Indian Nation Fee-to-Trust Land Acquisition Applications in New York State - http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ogc/lands.html

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