Tuolumne County Indian tribe proposes expanding reservation

Tuolumne, California (AP) 4-08

A Tuolumne County tribe is celebrating the Bush administration’s recent support for a bill that would expand their reservation.

The federally recognized Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk seek to add 65 acres of federal land to their existing 350-acre reservation east of Sonora.

Chairman Kevin Day says the bill sponsored by Rep. George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, will help provide housing for tribal members and allow for the construction of new tribal buildings.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Director Jerry Gidner told the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee that the Bush administration is pleased with the approach.

 

 

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