Rep. Young not planning for Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bill
Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Rep. Don Young
(R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
, has no plans to introduce a land-into-trust bill for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
in California, a spokesperson said.
But at a hearing last week, Young said he was willing to intervene due to lengthy delays the tribe has seen in the land-into-trust process.
One application for 6.9 acres has been in appeals in and litigation for more than a decade.
“We can solve this congressionally, which would be my intent, especially if there’s a museum,” Young said at the hearing. “I guarantee if it’s appealed again it will be solved congressionally.”
The tribe recently acquired a 1,400-acre property and wants to use a portion for housing.
Young questioned local opposition to the project and again said he would be willing to intervene.
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