The Oneida homelands

IMAGE 2014 Official Land into Trust Signing with the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Land into Trust

On August 21, 2014, the Oneida Indian Nation held a Signing Ceremony with representatives from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Oneida Council House marking the official transfer of more than 13,000 acres of ancestral Oneida homelands into federal trust. The Oneida Nation has not had recognized sovereignty over that amount of homeland since 1824.... Read more »

Trust Land


When the federal government entered into treaties with Indian tribes, the actual text of the treaties usually left out the details of such things as boundaries; instead, these details were recorded... Read More »


There is a common misperception that the Oneida Indian Nation’s land holdings must be taken into trust by the federal government before such land officially becomes “reservation land” and therefore non-taxable.... Read More »

Conservation: A Haudenosaunee View

The Haudenosaunee have long known the importance of conserving Mother Earth’s bounty. Read More »

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