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senate Bill S. 817

A bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.

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  • EnactedDecember 14th, 2016
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed December 6th, 2016
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The senate Passed July 14th, 2016
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Indian Affairs
    IntroducedMarch 19th, 2015

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Official Title

A bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Siletz Tribe Indian Restoration Act to authorize the Department of the Interior to take into trust for the Siletz Tribe additional lands that lie within the original 1855 Siletz Coast Reservation and are located in Benton, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook, and Yamhill counties in Oregon. Such land must be considered and evaluated as an on-reservation acquisition and become part of the tribe's reservation. (Off-reservation land acquisition requests require Interior to give greater scrutiny to the tribe's justification of the anticipated benefits from the acquisition.) Gaming is prohibited on lands taken into trust pursuant to this Act.
    Without knowing more about the history I would be inclined to say that I don't agree that government, at any level, should be giving land away. The proponent of the bill is probably on the the take...going to get rich from lobbyists' kickbacks if this bill goes through. Maybe he should take a polygraph to see really where his heart it.
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    If it is to become part of the tribe's reservation, as we've seen recently in ND, it is likely to be better protected
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    We need to return as much land as possible to Native Americans, and we need to help them protect it. It is diminishing quickly!
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