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NM tribe to get leasing rights under federal law

March 14, 2013 • State News

SANDIA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Sandia Pueblo on Thursday became one of the nation’s first American Indian communities to have more authority over leasing their land under a law aimed at expediting home building and energy development on tribal lands.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Sandia Pueblo Gov. Victor Montoya participated in a signing ceremony of regulations that will allow the tribe to approve trust land leases directly, rather than waiting for approval of the Login to read more

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