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Cayuga Indian Nation

May 5, 2017

Indian land case may be headed for Supreme Court

A federal judge has refused to declare that land now owned by the Cayuga Indian Nation in Seneca County does not constitute a reservation, which prevents the county from collecting property taxes. The Cayugas have refused to pay taxes on property they purchased over the past several years because they contend it is reservation land. […]

Aug 3, 2014

Seneca County can’t foreclose on tribal lands

Seneca County can levy property taxes on land owned by the Cayuga Indian Nation, but has no legal means of collecting them. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday agreed the tribe has federal sovereign immunity from suit and upheld a preliminary injunction preventing the county from foreclosing on Nation-owned lands […]

Oct 30, 2013

Schumer wants meeting on land issue

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is pushing for a meeting in Washington for officials from Seneca and Cayuga counties to on the status of a the Cayuga Indian Nation’s land-into-trust application. The nation’s application to have about 125 acres in the two counties placed into federal trust, free from local and state regulation and taxation, was […]

Aug 21, 2012

Seneca Co. can’t foreclose on Indian property

Seneca County cannot foreclose on tax-delinquent properties owned by the Cayuga Indian Nation. U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa on Monday granted a preliminary injunction to the Cayuga nation, saying it had demonstrated the foreclosure actions are barred from suit by its sovereign immunity. “The nation is very pleased with the decision which once […]

Oct 24, 2011

Troopers: Layoffs trigger crash into tribal office

SENECA FALLS — State police and a lawyer say a series of layoffs and a leadership dispute may have triggered a truck crash and break-in at the Cayuga Indian Nation’s office building in Seneca Falls. Troopers charged 24-year-old Elijah Jimerson of Seneca Falls ...

Aug 23, 2011

Feds back Cayuga Indian Nation leadership change

After a nearly three-month feud, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is backing a change in leadership of the Cayuga Indian Nation in central New York.

May 6, 2011

Court reserves decision in Indian tax case

The wait continues. A federal judge Thursday reserved decision in a request by the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York to stop Seneca County from foreclosing on some of its properties.

Jan 13, 2011

Cayuga Nation foreclosure hearing postponed

A hearing is being rescheduled in a federal case being brought by the Cayuga Indian Nation against Seneca County. The hearing, seeking an injunction to stop the county from foreclosing on Nation properties ...

Jan 5, 2011

Indian land disputes could return to fed court

A new legal battle between two Finger Lakes counties and the Cayuga Indian Nation appears headed to federal court. Attorney Daniel J. French, who represents the Nation, said if the counties proceed with threatened foreclosures on Nation-owned property ...

Oct 15, 2010

Federal judge continues ban on Indian cig tax

BUFFALO — Rulings by two federal judges will continue to prevent the state from collecting taxes on some Indian cigarette sales while tribes continue their legal fight against an issue that has caused tension for decades.

Oct 5, 2010

High Court will not hear Seneca/Cayuga case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request by Seneca and Cayuga counties to hear a case involving a tax dispute with the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York.

Sep 10, 2010

NY court holds off ruling on Indian cigarette tax

A New York appeals court has held off deciding whether to extend or lift an order blocking the state from collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American stores to non-Indian customers.

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