Connecticut COA Affirms Eviction of Individual from Schagticoke Lands

Here is the opinion in Schaghticoke Indian Tribe v. Rost.

An excerpt:

The self-represented defendant in this summary process eviction action, Michael J. Rost, appeals from the trial court’s judgment of possession rendered in favor of the plaintiffs, the Schaghticoke Indian Tribe (SIT) and the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation (STN). The defendant claims that the court improperly (1) exercised jurisdiction by adjudicating a summary process action involving sovereign reservation land, (2) decided a dispute over tribal leadership, (3) rendered judgment without one of the plaintiffs being represented at the summary process trial and (4) ignored prior judicial decisions impacting STN’s authority to represent the interests of the Schaghticoke Indians. We affirm the judgment of the court.