U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposes 13,000 acres for Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation received approval to place over 13,000 acres of land located in Madison and Oneida Counties into federal trust under the preferred plan that U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs filed on February 22. The placement of land in the trust exempts the property from state and local taxes and laws. According to Associated Press on February 24, government leaders from the two counties wanted no more than about 1,000 acres of trust land. The trust land would include Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona and the nation's 32-acre territory near Oneida, where many of its government and cultural offices are located, according to Associated Press.