Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another Federal Government Attack on Indians

Nihil sub sole novumATF agents raid Seneca Falls smoke shop, seize cigarettes, records.

Everyone growing up around here knows the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Cayuga Nation of New York (part of the Iroquois Confederacy), but the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma? Here in New York? This has raised some legitimate concerns:
    Federal authorities aren’t the only one questioning whether the store can sell untaxed cigarettes. New York’s Cayuga Nation has its issues with the store, which has been open more than two years.

    “They are an Oklahoma-based tribe,” said Cayuga Nation representative Clinton Halftown. “For them to all of a sudden set up a shop in New York state just because Cayuga is part of their name has raised questions for us.”

    “I assume they would have to go through the Cayuga Nation, which is an established government here in New York. They have not.”

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