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Several tribes seek to keep Chemawa Indian School land

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Chemawa Indian School's treasured land in North Salem has been whittled away for decades. Now, eight of nine Oregon Tribes' councils have agreed to pursue federal legislation to protect the school's land. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde's council is not certain legislation is the right move. Oregon Tribes discussed at a meeting this week that they want to create a federal bill to put the federally owned land near Keizer Station into trust, a move intended to keep the campus from being sold or divvied up unfairly.