Seneca Nation and New York State Agree to End Gaming Dispute


The agreement calls for the Senecas to give about $340 million in back payments to the state and local governments, but they will not have to pay about $209 million that was also owed. The deal also allows the Senecas to retain its gambling exclusivity in western New York, stretching through Rochester and the western portion of the Finger Lakes. The settlement will not need legislative approval.



St. Regis Mohawk Also In Talks with Gov. Cuomo

The St. Regis press release.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced today that they
reached a Memorandum of Understanding with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of the State of New York that is the first step to addressing longstanding land claims with Franklin and St.
Lawrence Counties, outstanding issues with the New York Power Authority and resolve the Revenue Sharing Dispute with New York State.

Any agreement on land claims would be subject to a tribal referendum. (h/t C.G.)