posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 02:33 PM
Last year, the county Legislature nixed a $55 million potential settlement dealing with similar issues between the Republican county executive and the
Land claim litigation
In 1970 and 1974, the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and the Oneida Nation of the Thames filed lawsuits in the United
States District Court for the Northern District of New York alleging that reservation land granted to them by a treaty between the Oneida Indian
Nation of New York and New York state was taken from the Indian tribes without Congressional approval. In 1970, the Oneidas filed a “test” case in
federal court, suing Oneida and Madison counties for two years rent (1968-1969) on county-owned acreage amounting to $16,694. The United States
District Court for the Northern District of New York dismissed the action and the Oneidas appealed. On July 12, 1972, the Second Circuit United States
Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s decision. The OIN petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to grant cert. In Oneida Indian Nation v.
County of Oneida, the Court decided in the Oneida Indian Nation's favor
I being almost full blooded indian believe in the people of the land.I think this land should not be touched by anyone else and should not be taxed
by the state.This is sad when the state is going after people who have had ties and lived on this land for longer than they can remember.
What is your feeling on this issue?