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Native Americans

Nov 22, 2017

Tribe’s marijuana consultant pays fine, court costs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A cannabis cultivation expert who was prosecuted in South Dakota after working with a Native American tribe trying to open the nation’s first marijuana resort will see his drug case dismissed. A sentence handed down Tuesday for Jonathan Hunt caps the state’s prosecution of two consultants who worked with the Flandreau […]

Aug 19, 2015

Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases

Federal officials on Wednesday launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases and fix a system that allowed a man to buy a gun that was later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself at a Washington high school. Raymond Fryberg was the subject of a 2001 […]

Apr 10, 2015

Handful of holdout tribes dig in against gay marriage

Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave pockets of the country where it isn’t likely to be recognized any time soon: the reservations of a handful of sovereign Native American tribes, including the nation’s two largest. Since 2011, as the number of states recognizing such […]

Apr 15, 2014

Native Americans say US violated human rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim. The Onondaga Indian Nation says it plans to file a petition at the Organization of American States on Tuesday, seeking human rights violations against the […]

Jun 21, 2011

Court lifts order against Indian cigarette tax

BUFFALO — New York's decades-old quest to tax the millions of cartons of cigarettes sold by Indian tribes to non-Native customers was revived on Tuesday after an appeals court lifted an order blocking collection of the $4.35-per-pack tax.

May 10, 2011

Judge halts cigarette tax collection from Indians

The state is gearing up to start collecting taxes on cigarettes sold to non Indians at Indian businesses, but one tribe has already filed suit to stop the action. A state judge in Buffalo has issued a temporary order preventing the state ...

Aug 26, 2010

Senecas say New York residents are on their side

New York voters strongly support Indian treaties, which prevent taxation of Native American-sold goods, according to a new Zogby International poll conducted on behalf of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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