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Seneca Indian Nation

Dec 16, 2010

Senecas among tribes to meet with Obama

BUFFALO — New York tribal leaders on Thursday praised President Barack Obama’s support of a United Nations declaration defending Native American rights, but said the administration can do more to improve the well-being of the country’s Indian tribes.

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 8, 2010

Judge consolidates cases on taxing Indian cigarettes

ALBANY — A federal judge has transferred the Mohawk tribe's lawsuit against New York cigarette taxes to the court in Buffalo where the Senecas are challenging the $4.35-per-pack levy.

Sep 14, 2010

Court allows Indian cigarette tax

BUFFALO — A New York appeals court on Tuesday lifted a temporary order blocking the state from collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American stores to non-Indian customers.

Sep 14, 2010

Challenge to NY reservation cigarette tax in court

BUFFALO — The Seneca Indian Nation is ready to make its case in federal court against New York state’s plans to begin taxing smoke shop cigarette sales to non-Indian customers.

Aug 31, 2010

Judge blocks part of tax on Indian cigarettes

From Albany to Buffalo, they waited. Indian tribes, government officials and small business owners waited to learn a federal judge’s decision on whether an injunction would be issued to prevent the state from enforcing the collection of taxes on cigarettes sold ...

Aug 31, 2010

Tax case back in court

BUFFALO — Two New York tribes are making a last-ditch effort to block the state’s plans to tax reservation sales of cigarettes to non-Indian customers. Lawyers for the Cayuga and Seneca nations are due in federal court ...

Aug 31, 2010

Senecas vote to withhold casino payments to state

BUFFALO — The Seneca Nation of Indians has voted to withhold a casino payment to New York, claiming the state has violated terms of a 2001 gambling agreement. Leaders of the western New York tribe ...

Aug 30, 2010

Court delays ruling on tribe’s tax feud with state

BUFFALO — A federal judge said Friday he will hold off deciding on a request by two Indian tribes for a temporary restraining order to block New York from imposing steep new taxes on cigarettes sold on reservations.

Aug 27, 2010

Seneca Nation allowed to intervene in tax-challenge case

The Seneca Nation of Indians is pulling out all the stops in its battle with the state over the collection of taxes on cigarettes its sells to non members. Nation representatives were still in court ...

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.

Aug 10, 2010

Cigarettes seized between reservations

BUFFALO — Thousands of cartons of cigarettes have been seized from a truck that was making deliveries between Seneca Indian Nation reservations in western New York.

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