Cayuga Nation welcomes Indian Country decision
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A spokesperson for the Cayuga Nation of New York said the tribe was pleased with a federal appeals court decision affirming the Oneida Nation's land rights.

The Cayuga Nation cited the case when it repurchased ancestral territory and opened a gas station. Under the Oneida decision, the land would automatically be considered Indian Country and free of state jurisdiction.

The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma has also cited the case, having purchase 229 acres of ancestral territory on which it intends to open a bingo hall.

Get the Story:
Cayuga County to continue fighting land claim ruling (The Syracuse Post-Standard 7/23)

Get the Decision:
Majority Opinion | Van Graafeiland Dissent

Lower Court Decision:
Oneida Nation v. Sherrill et al (June 4, 2001)

Relevant Links:
Oneida Nation -

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Oneida Nation wins treaty lands case (7/22)
Dissenting judge suggested tribe wanted casino (7/22)
N.Y. city seeks reconsideration of Oneida case (7/22)
Oneida Nation awaits ruling on tax status (04/29)
Taxes of Oneida land questioned (05/15)
Judge: Oneida land is Indian Country (6/7)
Oneida Nation disputes tax lawsuit (2/1)

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