Court Upholds Federal Recognition Of Tribe, Ruling On Land For Casino

Mealey's (October 5, 2015, 7:43 AM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) properly concluded that the Ione Band of Miwok Indians is a federally recognized tribe and that land should be taken into trust for the restoration of tribal lands for gaming purposes, a California federal judge held Sept. 30 in granting judgment to the tribe and government agencies on a county’s challenge to the BIA’s determination (County of Amador, California v. The United States Department of the Interior, et al., No. 2:12-cv-01710, E.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS...
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