Turtle Island Trust http://wamc.org en Disputed Foreclosed Lands Sold http://wamc.org/post/disputed-foreclosed-lands-sold <p>All of the parcels that Clinton County placed for auction in a disputed foreclosure sale have been sold.<br><br>Clinton County sold at auction all 11 pieces of foreclosed property that the Turtle Island Trust claims officials illegally seized.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>The Turtle Island Trust holds lands for the Ganienkeh Mohawks near Altona. &nbsp;<br><br>The county says state attorneys verified that any land outside of the original parcel negotiated with the tribe in the 1970's are taxable.<br> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53090 at http://wamc.org Native Trust Files Suit Over County Land Foreclosures http://wamc.org/post/native-trust-files-suit-over-county-land-foreclosures <p>A legal battle has erupted as a trust for a Native American tribe files suit over a northern New York county’s plan to sell foreclosed lands at auction.<br><br>The Turtle Island Trust filed a lawsuit in NYS Supreme Court on Wednesday over an on-line auction sale of foreclosed properties scheduled to occur on Friday.&nbsp; The trust was formed as part of an agreement between the state and the Ganienkeh Mohawks.&nbsp; Turtle Island Trust Chair Reverend Don Washburn says they are challenging the legality of Clinton County’s foreclosure actions against 11 parcels.<br>&nbsp; Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52960 at http://wamc.org Trust Files Suit Over Foreclosure Action http://wamc.org/post/trust-files-suit-over-foreclosure-action <p>The battle over disputed foreclosed lands has led to a lawsuit in the NYS Supreme Court.<br><br>Clinton County plans to sell foreclosed lands during an on-line auction Friday.<br><br>The Turtle Island Trust filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Clinton County’s foreclosure actions. &nbsp;<br><br>Gare Smith, an attorney representing the trust, says Clinton County’s move is unprecedented.<br><br>Clinton County officials claim the lands were originally leased to the trust.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52909 at http://wamc.org Trust Files Suit Over Foreclosure Action