Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente called for renewed talks with the Oneida Indian Nation in his State of the County Address.

The Oneida Indian Nation has issued a statement in response to Picente's address.

Representative Ray Halbritter says Oneida County and the Oneida Nation have benefited greatly from the strong working relationship between County Executive Picente and Nation leadership.

He says by working together in good faith, there is much more that can be done to improve the lives of people living in Oneida County.