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Cuomo, Oneidas strike new casino deal

The Oneida Indian Nation was granted exclusive casino rights in central New York under a deal struck Thursday that will send 25 percent of slot machine revenue from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino to the state — about $50 million a year.

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4/3/2016

article Review: ‘A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York’
(New York) -- When I first learned of Cindy Amrhein’s book “A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York,” my skepticism was as piqued...

3/30/2016

article County historian writes a book on Native American land rights in NY
(New York) -- Questionable land deals, faulty surveys, bribes – and what really got her interested was the Grand Island land claim. Wyoming County Historian Cindy...

1/19/2016

article MORON ALERT: Federal Indian policy, impacts, focus of forum on Sunday at VVS
(New York) -- Federal Indian policy and its effects on Oneida and Madison counties will be the subject of a forum Sunday at 5 p.m. in Veron-Verona-Sherrill High School...

11/16/2015

article Oneida lawmakers ask county to reimburse city for lost property tax income
(New York) -- The Oneida Common Council has approved legislation to seek reimbursement from Madison County for lost property tax income. The lost revenue is because of a...

10/14/2015

article NY Towns Say Indian Trust Law Doesn't Apply In Casino Row [sub req]
(New York) -- A nonprofit group urged the Second Circuit on Friday to overturn a ruling upholding the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to take land into...

12/30/2014

article Franklin County, Mohawks to resume land-claim talks
(New York) -- Franklin County will restart talks in a few weeks with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to try to settle longstanding land-claim issues. It will be the first...

12/29/2014

article Brasher withdraws from land claim settlement
(New York) -- Brasher officials have withdrawn from the town’s involvement in the land claims settlement with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. Unless they receive an up...

9/8/2014

article Retired federal judge Neal McCurn, of Syracuse, dies
(New York) -- A retired federal judge who grew up in the city of Syracuse's Strathmore section has died. Retired U.S. District Court Judge Neal McCurn, of the...

9/3/2014

article NY Tribes In Decades-long Battle With Gov. Cuomo, Lawyers For Rights To Their Land
(New York) -- In land negotiations in New York state, a retired American Indian Studies professor says: “Governor Cuomo and his supporters not only ignore the past...

8/27/2014

article George-Kanentiio: A bad deal for Mohawks
(New York) -- The May 30 announcement by the St. Regis Tribal Council that it had reached a “settlement” with New York state is one of the strangest in...

7/8/2014

article George-Kanentiio: Fire lawyers for bad Mohawk land deal
(New York) -- After reviewing the statements issued by the St. Regis Tribal Council in support of extinguishing forever all Mohawk claims to our aboriginal territory it...
article LETTER: Vernon and Verona will fight federal land trust because 'we are a nation of laws'
(New York) -- To the Editor: Our founding fathers created this exceptional nation on one basic principle: that we would be a nation of laws, not a nation of men.

7/1/2014

article Court upholds ruling that tossed out tribe’s land claim
(New York) -- Dismissal of a tribal land claim involving land in Oneida County has been upheld by the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City.

6/30/2014

article Franklin County has the next move in Mohawk land claim deal
(New York) -- A federal appeals board has ruled the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe can make 39 acres of land it owns part of the Akwesasne reservation.

5/28/2014

article CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES: Citizen’s Equal Rights Alliance regional conference in Verona to focus on Indian policy
(New York) -- Citizen’s Equal Rights Alliance will hold a regional conference on Federal Indian Policy on June 1. CERA member Judy Bachman said she hopes people...

5/7/2014

article County, Towns Could Get Millions In Mohawk Settlement
(New York) -- St. Lawrence County and the towns of Massena and Brasher could receive a "significant" amount of money as part of a proposed land claim...

4/15/2014

article GOP candidate Claudia Tenney tells UCE ‘the fight isn’t over yet’
(New York) -- Upstate Citizens for Equality members got a chance to speak face-to face with Congressional Republican primary candidate Claudia Tenney at the group’...
article Oneida ends lawsuit
(New York) -- The City of Oneida Common Council took steps to drop its long-standing legal battle with the Oneida Indian Nation at the end of its meeting Tuesday evening.

12/18/2013

article OP/ED: End monopoly in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A state Assembly committee last week advanced a bill, first introduced three years ago, that would create a commission to study expanding casino...

11/2/2013

article Lawsuit Challenging New York’s Deal With Oneida Tribe Remanded Back To State Court
(New York) -- On October 30, 2013, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of New York remanded a legal challenge of an agreement between New York State...

10/16/2013

article Commentary on the Final Dismissal of the Onondaga Nation’s Land Claims: “Tribal Disruption and Indian Claims”
(Michigan) -- Today, the Court surprised no one by denying the cert petition in Onondaga Nation v. New York. The Court did the same thing twice before, in the claims of...

10/12/2013

article Guest Column: Settlement deal bad for county
(New York) -- During a June graduation ceremony my mind was drawn back to a recent event here in New York. As the commencement speaker remembered a graduate from the...

10/11/2013

article Onondaga Awaits Supreme Court’s Decision on Land Rights Case Review
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court did not grant review of any Indian law cases during its “long conference” on October 1, but it didn’t deny them...

8/1/2013

article Massena, Brasher leaders mum about talks with Albany, Mohawks on land claim, casino compact issues
(New York) -- Massena and Brasher town supervisors are not saying much about their meeting Tuesday with tribal and state officials in Albany to discuss issues...

7/11/2013

article Editorial: Now let's try negotiations
(New York) -- A most encouraging sign emerged earlier this week, when St. Regis Mohawk tribal chiefs endorsed the offer of negotiations with New York state to try to...

7/9/2013

article Federal court upholds recommendation to dismiss majority of land claim suit
(New York) -- A ruling in the U.S. Northern District of New York Court, Albany, has dismissed the majority of a land claims suit filed by St. Regis Mohawks against the...
article Judge narrows tribal claims in northern NY
(New York) -- A federal judge has dismissed several Mohawk tribal land claims in northern New York while permitting claims to continue for the Hogansburg Triangle,...
article Judge OKs portion of Mohawk Indians' land claim, throws out another
(New York) -- A land claim filed by the Mohawk Indian tribe can proceed for an area that's nearly surrounded by their reservation in Northern New York, a federal...
article Mohawks Look to Cuomo for Settlement Over Land Claims
(New York) -- After a landmark court ruling over Mohawk Indian land claims, the tribe is still hoping Governor Andrew Cuomo will help them reach a settlement.

6/3/2013

article Cuomo confident of accord on Mohawk land claim
(New York) -- During his visit to Plattsburgh last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he's confident that talks with the Mohawk community will reach an accord over...

6/2/2013

article Madison County Supervisors vote to accept deal with state, Oneida Nation
(New York) -- The Madison County board of supervisors met Thursday to consider a deal announced less than two weeks ago that is intended to settle disputes on a number...

5/27/2013

article County lawmakers consider Oneida Indian deal
(New York) -- A state-brokered agreement with the Oneida Indians involving land claims and gambling rights will be considered this week by legislators in Oneida County.

5/22/2013

article Mohawks Look To Revive Land Claim Demands With State
(New York) -- Fresh from reaching a deal with the state over casino payments, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal leaders say reviving land claim demands near the reservation is up...
article Oneida Nation compact with New York a bad deal for all Iroquois: Commentary from Doug George-Kanentiio
(New York) -- As an original member of the Land Claims Committee for the Mohawk Nation I took a firm stance against the cession of our aboriginal lands to New York State...
article Game of casinos includes Saratoga
(New York) -- The way Gov. Andrew Cuomo is carving the upstate map for potential casino expansion has improved the odds of a Las Vegas-like gambling hall being developed...
article LETTER: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deal with Oneida Indian Nation bad for local taxpayers
(New York) -- Gov. Cuomo, what were you thinking when you came up with this “toughly negotiated” settlement with the New York Oneida tribe? It appears that...
article LETTER: Oneida Indian Nation deal has 'serious flaws'
(New York) -- The proposed settlement agreement between the New York Oneida tribe operating the casino and its other enterprises and the state of New York and the...

5/21/2013

article Oneida Nation land won't be taxed: Read the full Oneida-New York settlement here
(New York) -- When the sweeping settlement was announced last week by New York and the Oneida Indian Nation, officials gave just the bare outlines. But starting Monday,...

5/19/2013

article HOPKINS: Cuomo's Oneida deal not so great
(New York) -- There was big news from Albany last week when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a casino agreement had been reached with the Oneida Indian Nation.
article How Gov. Cuomo, the Oneida Indian Nation and two counties made historic deal in record time
(New York) -- In less than one month of intense negotiations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is close to ending decades of disputes that proved too complicated and contentious for...
article Many questions remain about Oneidas agreement
(New York) -- The historic agreement among the Oneida Indian Nation, New York state and Oneida and Madison counties Thursday tries to resolve some of the major issues...

5/18/2013

article Oneida Nation to share casino take with state, counties (update)
(New York) -- Leaders of the Oneida Indian Nation, New York state, Madison County and Oneida County have come to an agreement they say will end decades of court battles...
article OP/ED: Scrap Cuomo-Halbritter deal
(New York) -- In his January 2006 letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs opposing the Land-In-Trust application of the Oneida Indian Nation, County Attorney S. John...
article Opinion: Cuomo’s Upstate Bet
(New York) -- Gov. Cuomo has now given his blessing to seven new Las Vegas-like casinos. He did so partly on the grounds that the casinos will help revive New York...

5/17/2013

article DOCUMENT: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's official announcement of of deal with Oneida Indian Nation, Madison County and Oneida County on casino, taxes, land, lawsuits
(New York) -- Andrew Cuomo's official announcement of of deal with Oneida Indian Nation, Madison County and Oneida County on casino, taxes, land, lawsuits
article In deal, Oneida will keep casino dominance over central New York
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation will for the first time share a sizeable chunk of gaming revenue from its casino operation in order to keep competition from the...
article Next step awaited in Oneida deal
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his usual carrot-and-stick approach to drive a settlement deal with the Oneida Indian Nation, putting an agreement together in short...
article Oneidas, NYS settle on sharing casino money
(New York) -- For the first time, the Oneida Indian Nation has entered into an agreement to share some of its gambling revenues with New York state. The concession means...

5/16/2013

article Cuomo casino deal at hand with Central New York tribe?
(New York) -- A week after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo threatened to place commercial casinos in the backyards of gambling ventures now run by Native American tribes, a Central...
article Cuomo settles land claims with Oneidas
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is about to announce a deal that would cede thousands of acres in Central New York, including within Madison and Oneida counties, to the...
article Cuomo strikes deal with Oneida Indian Nation
(New York) -- As state lawmakers consider a proposal to expand casino gambling in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo cleared away possible opposition by striking a sweeping...
article Cuomo, Oneidas strike new casino deal
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation was granted exclusive casino rights in central New York under a deal struck Thursday that will send 25 percent of slot machine...
article Decades of litigation now over after Oneida Nation deal
(New York) -- With the stroke of a pen, Oneida and Madison County leaders, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Oneida Nation leader Ray Halbritter ended five decades of litigation...
article New York Casino Deal Made With Upstate Tribe
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a deal with an upstate Native American tribe to block any new casino competition from a large geographic area in...
article New York state, Oneidas reach deal on casino operations
(New York) -- The Oneida Indians on Thursday signed a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration and local governments that would guarantee them exclusive...
article Oneida Indian Nation casino deal: Local leaders praise, blast plan
(New York) -- Local leaders praised and criticized the deal announced today that would block any new casinos in Central New York in exchange for the Oneida Indian Nation...
article Oneida Nation agrees to drop land claim for gaming exclusivity
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation has agreed to effectively end its decades-long land claim in Oneida and Madison counties in exchange for exclusive rights to...
article Oneidas reach deal with NY on casino operations
(New York) -- The Oneida Indians have struck a deal with the Cuomo administration to guarantee exclusive territory for their central New York casino in exchange for an...
article Oneidas to settle land, tax disputes / Tribe, state agree on revenue sharing, exclusive rights
(New York) -- In a stunning development, the Oneida Indian Nation agreed to settle ancient land rights and taxation issues with the state while sharing casino revenues...
article Your comments on Oneida Nation gaming deal: 'Hard to walk away from that deal'
(New York) -- New York State and the Oneida Nation reached a deal Thursday that will give 25 percent of their gaming machine revenues to the state in exchange for...
article Vernon Downs owner: Turning Stone deal good for track casino complex
(New York) -- The deal announced today to give the Oneida Indian Nation exclusive casino rights in Central New York in exchange for a share of casino proceeds will be...

3/28/2013

article Madison and Oneida counties each receive $1.5 million from state to make up for property taxes unpaid by Oneida Indian Nation
(New York) -- Pending final approval of the New York state budget, the legislature and the Governor’s office have reached an agreement to include $1.5 million each...

3/4/2013

article Supremes Seek Solicitor General Review of Oneida Reservation Case
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has postponed a decision on whether to hear a case regarding the status of the Oneida Indian Nation’s 300,000-acre historic...
article Citizens Equal Rights Alliance holds conference on Indian affairs at VVS High School
(New York) -- Members of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance shared their stories and a look at what may come for cases involving the Oneida Indian Nation in the near...

2/19/2013

article Supreme Court discusses case involving Madison County and Oneida Nation Tuesday morning
(New York) -- Around 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court case Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York was discussed briefly.
article U.S. Supreme Court postpones decision on Oneida Indian case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said today it wants more information from the federal government before deciding whether to hear arguments in the Oneida...

2/18/2013

article Supreme Court to weigh in on Oneidas’ land case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is likely to say Tuesday whether it will hear the case that could determine whether the Oneida Indian Nation’s historic...

2/13/2013

article Supreme Court to consider county request on OIN lands
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices will consider at a Friday conference whether to accept a request from Oneida and Madison counties to decide if the...

10/14/2012

article Doug George-Kanentiio: Another outrageous land claims ruling
(New York) -- Once again a US court has made a terrible decision regarding the longstanding land claims of the Mohawk people against New York State.

10/7/2012

article Judge sustains part of Mohawk land claim
(New York) -- Native tribes' claims to ancestral lands in New York haven't fared so well recently. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially dismissed the...

10/5/2012

article Judge dismisses Nation employees’ suit against Campanie
(New York) -- On Tuesday, a state Supreme Court judge cleared Madison County Attorney John Campanie in a taxpayer lawsuit, dismissing the case in its entirety.

10/1/2012

article Judge would narrow tribal claims in northern NY
(New York) -- A federal magistrate has recommended dismissing Mohawk tribal land claims in northern New York except for the Hogansburg Triangle, approximately 2,000...

9/26/2012

article BIA ordered to reconsider Oneida Nation land-into-trust ruling
(New York) -- A federal judge has ordered the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reconsider the Oneida Nation land-into-trust application in light of the U.S. Supreme Court...
article Oneida Indian Nation land intro trust dispute stalled in court again
(New York) -- As it has been in decades of court battles between the Oneida Indian Nation and local municipalities, the status of the Nation’s reservation...

9/7/2012

article Oneidas, counties might head to court again
(New York) -- The lawsuits between the Oneida Indian Nation and the governments that surround it could be heading back to the U.S. Supreme Court.

8/21/2012

article N.Y. Second Circuit Court won’t rule on Oneida Indian Nation reservation status in foreclosure case
(New York) -- One decision is left to be made in the foreclosure case between the Oneida Indian Nation and Madison and Oneida counties in federal courts. And the Second...

7/6/2012

article Oneida Nation-backed attorneys argue against dropping Campanie lawsuit
(New York) -- In motions filed last week, Oneida Nation-backed attorneys argue against dropping the lawsuit against Madison County Attorney John Campanie, saying the...

6/18/2012

article Opinion today: Oneida Nation disputes benefit for Madison Count's part-time attorney
(New York) -- In a recent article entitled, ''Madison County officials make changes to county attorney's compensation,'' the newspaper uncovered that...

6/5/2012

article John Campanie's attorneys ask for Oneida Indian Nation employees' lawsuit to be dropped
(New York) -- In the wake of a civil lawsuit against Madison County Attorney John Campanie, he has agreed to repay a year’s worth of compensation for legal work that has...
article Madison County, state ask judge to toss lawsuit brought by Oneida Nation employees over county attorney's pay
(New York) -- Madison County Attorney John Campanie and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli have asked a state judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them last...

2/3/2012

article Oneida Suit Over Nixon Peabody Payments to NYS Government Lawyer to Proceed
(New York) -- Two Oneida Indian Nation employees can continue to press their case against a Rochester-area county attorney over allegedly improper payments he received...

11/21/2011

article Courts signal the end of Eastern Land Claims
(New York) -- Since the early 1970s, the Oneida tribes of Wisconsin, Ontario and New York, together with the Stockbridge Munsee Tribe, have pursued land claims seeking...

10/24/2011

article Federal Appeals Court Sends Oneida Tax Foreclosure Case to State Court
(New York) -- A federal appeals court has sent a tax foreclosure dispute between the Oneida Indian Nation and two counties back to state court, but has affirmed in its...

10/21/2011

article County Wins Key Elements of Tax Foreclosure Case
(New York) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday vacated an injunction, issued in 2005, that prohibited the County from collecting real...
article LEGAL: Oneida Indian Nation of New York v. Madison County
(New York) -- These consolidated appeals, which have been returned to us on remand from the United States Supreme Court, once again call upon us to consider whether...
article Madison County, Oneida Indian Nation claim foreclosure case victory
(New York) -- Both Madison County and the Oneida Indian Nation are claiming victory in a recent decision issued by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the foreclosure...

10/20/2011

article 2nd Circuit rules against Oneida Nation in foreclosure suit
(New York) -- The Oneida Nation must pay property taxes on land that hasn't been taken into trust, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in a lengthy and...
article Oneida Nation to take tax dispute case to state courts
(New York) -- A federal appeals court panel says a tax dispute between the Oneida Indian Nation and two upstate New York counties is no longer a federal matter, but...

10/19/2011

article OP/ED: Consider this: Land claim saga: the end?
(New York) -- It’s understandable that the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to let stand an earlier high court decision throwing out the Oneida Indian Nation...

10/18/2011

article Court ends Oneidas' land claim; 2 other cases still to be resolved
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation’s land claim is over — finally. Two other court battles, however, still have yet to be resolved. Since 1974, the...
article Local officials react to Oneida land claim decision
(New York) -- Oneida and Madison County officials are reacting to the news the U.S. Supreme Court will not weigh in on a land claim case alleging the state illegally...
article Supreme Court declines to hear tribal land claim case
(Washington D.C.) -- In a decision that could have implications for Native American tribes nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by the...
article TURTLE TALK: Commentary on Supreme Court’s Denial of Oneida Land Claims Petitions
(Washington D.C.) -- Two things immediately spring to mind on the denial of the Oneida land claims petitions. The first is that the federal government’s persuasive...

10/17/2011

article Court ends Oneidas' land claim; 2 other cases still to be resolved
(Washington D.C.) -- The Oneida Indian Nation’s land claim is over — finally. Two other court battles, however, still have yet to be resolved. Since 1974,...
article High court won't hear Oneidas' land claim
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Oneida Indian Nation’s land claim case, finally putting to rest a 37-year old...
article High court won't hear Oneidas' land claim in New York
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from the Oneida Indian Nation claiming that it was underpaid for over 250,000 acres in onetime tribal...
article Oneida Nation appeal denied by U.S. Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the appeal by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York of a federal court’s decision...
article Supreme Court declines to accept Oneida Nation land claim
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear the long-running Oneida Nation land claim. In an order list released this morning, the justices announced...

5/24/2011

article Oneida Indian Nation appeals land claim dismissal
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation and the United States has asked the Supreme Court to hear its land claim case after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied its...

5/23/2011

article Oneida nation files appeal with Supreme Court on land claim
(New York) -- The Oneida Indians have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision that dismissed their long-standing land claim. The three tribes...

8/9/2010

article Appeals court dismisses Oneida Indians' 40-year-old land claim
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation lost a major court decision Monday that could doom its 40-year-old land claim case.

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