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Sen. Schumer demanding investigation after buildings demolished in Cayuga Nation

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) — It’s been decades of ongoing issues and conflicts involving the Cayuga Indian Nation.

On Monday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is demanding a federal investigation by the Department of Justice and the Interior Department after several buildings were demolished on Cayuga Nation property.

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He said that anyone who broke federal law will be prosecuted.

“We gotta figure out what law was violated and then they’ll take appropriate action… I’m demanding a federal investigation by both the Department of Justice and the Interior Department to find out what happen and prosecute anyone who broke the law,” Schumer said.

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The faction under Clint Halftown said it used tribal law to seize and demolish those buildings.

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