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Cayuga Nation businesses remain closed amid leadership feud

Two businesses owned by the Cayuga Nation of New York remain closed amid a leadership dispute.

The LakeSide Trading convenience store and gas station in Union Springs and in Seneca Falls closed on Monday. The Union Springs location briefly reopened on Wednesday but was closed again today, The Auburn Citizen reported, while the Union Springs site has remain closed all week.

A group known as the Unity Council claims to represent the tribe. But Clint Halftown has continued to be recognized as the legitimate leader by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Get the Story:
Cayuga Nation's gas station, store in Union Springs closed — again (The Auburn Citizen 5/1)
Cayuga Nation's Union Springs gas station open with sheriff's office security in place (The Auburn Citizen 5/1)

Interior Board of Indian Appeals Decision:
Cayuga Indian Nation of New York, Clint Halftown, Tim Twoguns, and Gary Wheeler v. Eastern Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (January 16, 2014)

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