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Oneida Indian Nation

Sep 9, 2015

Oneidas suing gaming commission over documents

The Oneida Indian Nation is suing the New York State Gaming Commission for not releasing documents related to how it reached its decision last year on applications for three proposed casinos. Attorneys for the Nation filed an Article 78 challenge Friday in Supreme Court in Schenectady County, claiming the gaming commission is wrongfully withholding records […]

Oct 8, 2013

Oneidas campaign to change Redskins mascot

The Oneida Indian Nation on Monday hosted a symposium on its “Change the Mascot” campaign to push to have the National Football League team Washington Redskins change their name. The Nation claims the name and team’s logo, featuring a dark-skinned Native American wearing feathers, is offensive, particularly Redskins, which they consider a racial slur. Ray […]

Oct 3, 2013

Tribe targeting Redskins name plans DC meeting

VERONA  — An Indian tribe from upstate that’s campaigning against the Washington Redskins’ nickname said Thursday it will hold a symposium about the issue at the same Washington hotel where the NFL is holding its fall meeting. The Oneida Indian Nation’s symposium is scheduled for Monday, the day NFL owners start arriving for Tuesday’s meeting. […]

Sep 6, 2013

Tribe launching radio ad against Redskins

ALBANY — An American Indian tribe in upstate New York said Thursday it will launch a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to shed a name often criticized as offensive. The Oneida Indian Nation said the first ad will run on radio stations in Washington before the team hosts the Philadelphia Eagles in […]

Feb 21, 2013

Decision delayed on hearing Oneida land dispute

Input from Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is being sought before the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to hear a case involving Madison and Oneida counties in a lengthy dispute with the Oneida Indian Nation. Instead of granting or denying certiorari, the high court invited Verrilli to file a brief expressing the views of […]

Nov 8, 2011

Attorneys want ruling on status of Oneidas

Attorneys want ruling on status of OneidasAttorneys representing Madison and Oneida counties want a decision on whether or not the ancient Oneida Indian reservation in Central New York has been disestablished. They are asking the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review a recent decision dismissing their counterclaims that sought to […]

Oct 21, 2011

Decision to tax Oneida properties left to state

It will be up to state courts to decide whether properties owned by the Oneida Indian Nation are exempt under state Indian and real property tax laws. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit last week vacated a district court’s ruling ...

Oct 18, 2011

Supreme Court denies Oneidas ‘certiorari’

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by the Oneida Indian Nation against Oneida and Madison counties and New York state. The high court Monday denied the Oneida’s petition for certiorari, although two justices indicated they would have granted the request.

Jul 19, 2011

Oneida Nation producing feature film

VERONA — The Oneida Indian Nation is producing a $10 million feature film telling the story of its alliance with American colonists during the Revolutionary War. Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises ...

Jul 18, 2011

Fee dispute decided in Indian land claim case

Lawyers who helped the Oneida Indian Nation retrieve ancestral lands in the 1970s are not entitled to higher fees based on revenue the tribe has reaped since the settlement. U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn for the Northern District of New York ...

Oct 15, 2010

Counties, Oneidas take dispute to High Court

A Nixon Peabody attorney, David M. Schraver of the Rochester office, will get his day in court — the highest court in the nation — next year. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear an ongoing land claim case the firm became involved with in 1999.

Aug 20, 2010

Tribe upset at Bloomberg’s ‘cowboy’ comment

ALBANY — Tensions are rising as the state nears the Sept. 1 start date to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian tribes. On Friday, the Oneida Indian Nation called recent remarks by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ...

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