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Court Denies Onondaga Land Rights Lawsuit

Society & Culture  (tags: first nations, New York, onondaga, indigenous, treaty, treaties, government, lands )

- 3174 days ago -
The nation sought a declaratory judgment that various lands situated in present-day Central New York were unlawfully acquired by the State of New York in violation of the federal Indian Trade and Intercourse Act, the U.S. Constitution, the 1784 Treaty


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Ingrid Offline A (209)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 2:48 am
Thanks for sharing.

Little A (33)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 3:29 pm
Sad day.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday October 7, 2010, 3:46 pm
Courts are rarely arbitrary in their rulings. The tribe may have lacked standing in court for some reason. Anyway, I am sure they can appeal.

Ness F (211)
Friday October 8, 2010, 12:36 am
Thank you Kelly, noted with Thanks

Scarlett P (126)
Friday October 8, 2010, 11:55 am
Noted with sadness

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday October 8, 2010, 1:05 pm
The court is wrong.

Deborah L (70)
Friday October 8, 2010, 6:48 pm
No surprise here. This country will find a way not to pay for the stolen lands as they have managed to do so for so long.

When I have to pay my property taxes, I write on the bills:How can you tax a stolen land you never paid for and do not own legally in the first place ?" My way of protesting the continued financial rape of the Native Indians for their lands.

Lionel G. (4)
Friday October 8, 2010, 7:05 pm
Especially ironic is that the Great Binding Law of the Iroquois Confederacy was a model for much of the U.S. Constitution. When are we going to show our gratitude?

Teresa K (33)
Friday October 8, 2010, 8:59 pm
Noted and thank you!

Edward M (8)
Saturday October 9, 2010, 4:35 am
It's great, isn't it! Colonists arrive into someone else's Country and then apply their own version of laws over the native peoples, then steal their land, whichever comes first, just the way that the United Kingdom colonised and plundered a good part of our World.
I do hope that these native individuals, who brought this lawsuit, were not too disappointed; the fact is, they just never had any chance of receiving justice, especially not from these people acting as impartial judges, whose own forefathers had denied them justice in the first place..

Thomas H (37)
Saturday October 9, 2010, 10:22 am
Kahn is just another judicial pawn in a broken system. Always remember that he is a descendent of illegal immigrants to the Land of the First People.
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