Judge Recommends Dismissing Bulk Of Mohawk Land Claims
A federal magistrate has recommended dismissing Mohawk tribal land claims in northern New York except for the Hogansburg Triangle, approximately 2,000 acres by the St. Regis Reservation that extends along the Canadian border.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal, meanwhile, is claiming the ruling as a victory.
“Our case for the Hogansburg Triangle has not been dismissed and we will continue to litigate and fight to get our land back for as long as it takes,” said tribal Chief Randy Hart.
The process, the releases says, could take six months or more if the parties receive extensions or the judge does not rule quickly.
“We will pursue any and all alternatives to re-acquire our territory for our future generations,” Chief Ron LaFrance said.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Watertown, NY
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