Cason to brief counties on Oneida land-into-trust
Associate deputy secretary Jim Cason will brief officials from two New York counties about the Oneida Nation's land-into-trust application.

The officials from Madison and Oneida counties are meeting with Cason today in Washington, D.C. They will learn about the final environmental impact statement the BIA is releasing.

Cason is making the final decision on the application because assistant secretary Carl Artman has recused himself. Artman is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, which is part of the Oneida land claim in New York and whose leaders are seeking land in trust in New York.

Get the Story:
Oneida land trust briefing today (The Syracuse Post-Standard 2/22)

Federal Register Notice:
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Transfer From Fee to Trust of Parcels Owned by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York in Oneida and Madison Counties, New York (February 22, 2008)

Relevant Documents:
Final EIS (March 2008) | Draft EIS (November 2006)

From the Indianz.Com Archive:
BIA official calls high court ruling 'quite depressing' (March 31, 2005)
Major defeat for Oneida Nation in Supreme Court case (March 30, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Oneida Nation Trust - http://www.oneidanationtrust.com
Oneida Nation, New York - http://www.oneida-nation.net
Indian Nation Fee-to-Trust Land Acquisition Applications in New York State - http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/888.html
Oneida Indian Nation's Land Into Trust Application, Madison County - http://www.madisoncounty.org/motf/OINTrustMain.html

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

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