Ganienkah Mohawks

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.

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.  The trust was formed as part of an agreement between the state and the Ganienkeh Mohawks.  Turtle Island Trust Chair Reverend Don Washburn says they are challenging the legality of Clinton County’s foreclosure actions against 11 parcels.