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Indian Tribe Receives Massive Piece Of Land In Blue State


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Democrat Governor of California Gavin Newsom has ordered for over 2,000 acres of land to be returned to the Shasta Indian Nation.

In Newsom’s order, 2,800 acres in Siskiyou County will be given to the Shasta Indian Nation.

Over 100 years ago, the Shasta Indian Nation’s land was seized by the government.

In a statement, Gov. Newsom shared, “This is a down payment on the state’s commitment to do better by the Native American communities who have called this land home since time immemorial.”

Here’s what Yahoo reported:

 

Gov. Gavin Newsom has set in motion the largest land return in California history, declaring his support for the return of ancestral lands to the Shasta Indian Nation that were seized a century ago and submerged.

The 2,800 acres in Siskiyou County are part of the Klamath River dam removal project, which will rehabilitate more than 300 miles of salmon habitat.

“This is a down payment on the state’s commitment to do better by the Native American communities who have called this land home since time immemorial,” Newsom said in a statement. The governor’s announcement Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of California’s official apology to its Native American peoples for the state’s historical wrongdoings.

Newsom said the move was part of “healing deep wounds and rebuilding trust.”

Per The Governor of California:

On the 5th anniversary of the state’s apology to California Native American peoples, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the state’s support for the return of over 2,800 acres of ancestral land to the Shasta Indian Nation. This return is one of the largest in state history and part of the state’s ongoing efforts to right the historical wrongs committed against the Native communities of California.

“This work is a down payment on the state’s commitment to do better by the Native American communities who have called this land home since time immemorial. By listening to and working with tribes across the state, including to return ancestral homelands and restore the environment, we are healing deep wounds and rebuilding trust between our people.”

Earlier this month, Governor Newsom visited the Klamath River dam removal project, the largest river restoration project in American history that will rehabilitate over 300 miles of salmon habitats, and discussed the ancestral land return with leaders of the Shasta Indian Nation.

With the support of the state, the Shasta Indian Nation is pursuing the transfer of 2,820.860 acres of “Parcel B” lands associated with the dams.



 

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