January 29, 2020

Native American Legislative Update

Author: Kerri Colfer

Wins for Indian Country in the NDAA
Legislators failed to include several provisions to end and prevent war in the final FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed into law late last month. Despite this disappointment, the NDAA did contain some wins for Indian Country.
Additional land placed into trust: 1,427.28 acres of land were placed into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to become part of the Santa Ynez Indian Reservation in California.