2nd Circuit to hear Oneida Nation foreclosure case
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Tuesday over attempted foreclosures of Oneida Nation land.

The tribe has not paid property taxes on land in Oneida and Madison counties. The properties are within the tribe's original reservation but are not held in trust.

A judge ruled that the counties cannot foreclosure on the land due to tribal sovereignty. But the counties say the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Sherrill case, blocked the tribe from asserting sovereignty on ancestral land without going through the land-into-trust process.

The hearing takes place in New York City.

Get the Story:
Oneida land case in court Tuesday (The Syracuse Post-Standard 11/5)

Foreclosure Court Decision:
Oneida Nation v. Oneida County (June 2, 2006)

Draft Environmental Impact Statement:
Oneida Nation of New York Conveyance of Lands Into Trust (November 2006)

Relevant Links:
Oneida Nation Trust - http://www.oneidanationtrust.com
Indian Nation Fee-to-Trust Land Acquisition Applications in New York State - http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/888.html
Oneida Nation, New York - http://www.oneida-nation.net

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

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