Saturday, September 18, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today

Oneida files injunction after court approves state cigarette tax
VERONA, N.Y. – Just hours after a state appellate court gave New York the green light to begin collecting taxes on cigarettes sold to non-Indians on sovereign Indian land, the Oneida Indian Nation filed papers in federal court to block the state’s action. Read more »

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•Oneida sues state over cigarette tax collection scheme
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•Seneca sues state to block cigarette tax implementation


•Oneida files injunction after court approves state cigarette tax
•Obama misstates Cobell case
•Tackling problems and defining solutions •Father Tom Connolly retires •Intergovernmental relations thrive and deteriorate in Southern California
•NIGC announces second delay for Class II MICS •Chester Cayou, respected Swinomish leader •First hand development of Hawaii culture •Libraries fight for improvements
•Justice Department reports on tribal stimulus funds •Interior undecided on Goshute nuclear site appeal •New judge asks Congress for Cobell settlement
•USDA withdraws landfill permit on Yakama lands •Seneca Nation of Indians celebrate opening of William Seneca Administration Building •Oneida sues state over cigarette tax collection scheme
•Supreme Court approves trust law case extension
•Towarak appointed chairman of subsistence board •Interior launches diversity plan
•Echo Hawk takes steps to re-accredit tribal college •Crows assert control over tribal coal •Department of Justice schedules tribal consultation •Dorgan grows closer to IHS subpoena
•Shannon County, Pine Ridge move to protect voting rights
•One step closer for Muscogee (Creek) Nation
•My business is your business


Halbritter: New York tribes are outraged – why aren’t you?

When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg used offensive, derogatory and incendiary Old West imagery last month in discussing the controversy over tax collection from sovereign Indian nations, New York Indians staged a protest at City Hall, called on the mayor to apologize, passed resolutions condemning his remarks, and some even explored filing a formal “hate speech” complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice. The National Congress of American Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes also weighed in, taking the mayor to task for his thoughtless, hurtful words. Read more »

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