HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – The Kent-based Schaghticoke Tribal Nation has filed a lawsuit against the State of Connecticut, seeking at least $610 million for land the tribe says was taken from it generations ago, without compensation.
The 32-page suit, filed in Hartford Superior Court Thursday, alleges the state took some 2,000 acres from the tribe.
“This is not about recouping any land,” said Chief Richard Velky. “This is about a fair settlement with the State of Connecticut for the taking of uncompensated lands.”
A spokeswoman for Attorney General George Jepsen says the state is reviewing the suit, and will respond at the appropriate time in court.