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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco
Business
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco (December 12, 2017)
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is joining the tobacco manufacturing business and is partnering with an Indian owned firm..

Seneca Nation elects new leadership amid reports of vote buying
National | Politics
Seneca Nation elects new leadership amid reports of vote buying (November 7, 2016)
The ruling Seneca Party swept all 30 positions, including president and treasurer, and some were paid up to $100 for supporting the party.

Seneca Nation headed to polls to choose a new leadership slate
Politics
Seneca Nation headed to polls to choose a new leadership slate (November 1, 2016)
Three candidates are running for president of the New York tribe: Todd Gates, J.C. Seneca and Sally Snow.

Seneca Nation prepares for tribal council election in November
Politics
Seneca Nation prepares for tribal council election in November (September 29, 2016)
Todd Gates, Sally Snow and J.C. Seneca are running for president of the New York-based tribe.

Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site
Education | National
Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site (July 14, 2016)
Tribal members held sites at the site and visited the cemetery, where at least three young Seneca are buried.

Nicole Charky: Digging deeper into my Seneca roots in New York
Opinion
Nicole Charky: Digging deeper into my Seneca roots in New York (February 29, 2016)
For me, and my mother's side of my family, we have always wondered what life was like for our Native American ancestors, the ones left dead by an entire generation of people.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate in Arizona wins key endorsement
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidate in Arizona wins key endorsement (February 17, 2016)
Victoria Steele, who is a Seneca, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

Onondaga Nation isn't interested in marijuana movement
Law | National
Onondaga Nation isn't interested in marijuana movement (November 5, 2015)
The use of the drug violates tribal traditions, an attorney said.

Seneca Nation to move forward with medical marijuana plan
Health | National
Seneca Nation to move forward with medical marijuana plan (November 4, 2015)
Tribal members approved a medical marijuana referendum by a vote of 448 to 364.

Native boy sent home from school in Utah for traditional haircut
Education | National
Native boy sent home from school in Utah for traditional haircut (September 21, 2015)
Jakobe Sanden, 7, was allowed to return after a leader of the Seneca Nation of New York intervened.

Special Trustee Vince Logan to address tribal tax conference
Business | National | Trust
Special Trustee Vince Logan to address tribal tax conference (September 14, 2015)
The 17th annual National Intertribal Tax Alliance conference is being hosted by the Seneca Nation of New York.

Tribes receive first round of grants from Seeds of Native Health
Environment | Health | National
Tribes receive first round of grants from Seeds of Native Health (August 4, 2015)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota launched the program to improve nutrition in Indian Country.

Seneca Nation expresses interest in joining marijuana industry
Law | National
Seneca Nation expresses interest in joining marijuana industry (July 14, 2015)
President Maurice John said tribal leaders are monitoring developments but cautioned that no decisions have been made.

Seneca Nation joins ceremony to officially welcome Unity Island
Environment | National
Seneca Nation joins ceremony to officially welcome Unity Island (July 8, 2015)
The city of Buffalo took the new name from Ga’nigo:i:yoh, a Seneca word that translates to 'one mind, unity.'

Seneca Nation welcomes change to offensive name of city park
Environment | National
Seneca Nation welcomes change to offensive name of city park (June 24, 2015)
The 60-acre park will now be known as Unity Island, an inspiration from a Seneca word.

Seneca Nation supports new name for island and park in New York
Environment | National
Seneca Nation supports new name for island and park in New York (June 17, 2015)
The Buffalo Common Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposal for Unity Island (Ga’nigo:i:yoh).

Another suggestion for Indian woman on $20 bill -- Sakakawea
National
Another suggestion for Indian woman on $20 bill -- Sakakawea (March 25, 2015)
A group called Women on 20s has selected 15 candidates to replace Andrew Jackson but none represent Indian Country.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations (March 17, 2015)
The total land holdings for the Iroquois is 88,716 acres of the original 25,000,000, about 0.034 percent of the ancestral Haudenosaunee territory in New York State.

Public school board in New York says goodbye to racist mascot
Education | Sports
Public school board in New York says goodbye to racist mascot (March 17, 2015)
The decision leaves just two school districts in the state with the racist name.

Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law
Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (March 10, 2015)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions involving tribal interests in Nebraska, Washington and New York and beyond.

Judge won't dismiss murder charge for death on Seneca Nation
Law
Judge won't dismiss murder charge for death on Seneca Nation (February 10, 2015)
A non-Indian man was killed and buried in a makeshift grave on the reservation in October 1998.

Seneca Nation doesn't foresee taking action on legal marijuana
Business | Law | National
Seneca Nation doesn't foresee taking action on legal marijuana (January 29, 2015)
The tribe's top attorney is studying the issue but doesn't anticipate major changes in the near future.

Letter: Name island in New York in honor of a Great Clan Mother
Opinion
Letter: Name island in New York in honor of a Great Clan Mother (January 20, 2015)
Changing the name of Squaw Island is important to me because I’ve been exploring the deep history of Buffalo-Niagara for the past 25 years.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A 2015 update on the Iroquois population
Canada
Doug George-Kanentiio: A 2015 update on the Iroquois population (January 6, 2015)
The determination of the Iroquois, among many other native nations, to endure defied the political, religious and cultural trends at that time.

John Kane: New York tries to choke tribal tobacco product sales
Opinion
John Kane: New York tries to choke tribal tobacco product sales (December 12, 2014)
The Native tobacco industry will not lie down for the Governor, his courts or his cops.

PolitiFact: Does US Constitution owe debt to Iroquois nations?
National
PolitiFact: Does US Constitution owe debt to Iroquois nations? (December 2, 2014)
A meme circulating on social media sites claims the U.S. Constitution owes its notion of democracy to the Haudenosaunee Nations.

Native women ask city in New York to find new name for park
National
Native women ask city in New York to find new name for park (November 28, 2014)
Council members said they are open to the proposal.

Divided court won't extend Seneca Nation immunity to business
Business | Law
Divided court won't extend Seneca Nation immunity to business (November 25, 2014)
By a 4-3 vote, the New York Court of Appeals opens the tribe's golf course to a lawsuit.

New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty
Law | National
New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty (November 12, 2014)
The treaty recognized the rights of Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca nations.

Seneca Nation voters choose Maurice John as their next leader
Politics
Seneca Nation voters choose Maurice John as their next leader (November 5, 2014)
The new president -- part of the Seneca Party -- vowed to continue the path of the current administration.

Army Corps approves mining expansion at historic Seneca site
Environment
Army Corps approves mining expansion at historic Seneca site (October 9, 2014)
The Seneca Nation and the Tonawanda Band were worried about the exposure of ancestors and artifacts at the site.

Seneca Nation man launches campaign for mayor of Salamanca
Politics
Seneca Nation man launches campaign for mayor of Salamanca (October 1, 2014)
Michael Smith, a Democrat, hopes to be the first Seneca to lead a city that's entirely within reservation boundaries.

Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama
Law | National | Politics
Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama (September 29, 2014)
Tribal leaders call the new law a victory for self-determination and sovereignty.

State kept Seneca tribes in the dark about reburial of remains
Environment
State kept Seneca tribes in the dark about reburial of remains (September 25, 2014)
Ancestors and artifacts were removed from a mining site in the late 1990s but tribes were told little about the work.

Darlene Miller seeks to be first female Seneca Nation president
Politics
Darlene Miller seeks to be first female Seneca Nation president (August 26, 2014)
Miller is a tribal council member and is former director of the Seneca Nation Health Systems.

Supreme Court won't hear appeal filed by Indian tobacco firm
Business | Law
Supreme Court won't hear appeal filed by Indian tobacco firm (June 23, 2014)
Native Wholesale Supply Company was fighting efforts to comply with state laws in Idaho and California.

Oklahoma court affirms $47.7M judgment in tribal tobacco case
Business | Law
Oklahoma court affirms $47.7M judgment in tribal tobacco case (June 11, 2014)
Native Wholesale Supply went bankrupt in 2011 and has a petition pending before the Supreme Court in another case.

John Kane: Abuse of power among traditional tribal government
Opinion
John Kane: Abuse of power among traditional tribal government (May 1, 2014)
John Kane discusses abuse of power among traditional leaders of the in New York.

Supreme Court takes no action on Indian tobacco petition
Business | Law
Supreme Court takes no action on Indian tobacco petition (April 21, 2014)
The U.S. Supreme Court went back to work this morning with no new activity in an Indian tobacco case.

Seneca Nation player a standout on university's  lacrosse team
National | Sports
Seneca Nation player a standout on university's lacrosse team (March 20, 2014)
Zach Miller, a member of the Seneca Nation of New York, is making waves on the University of Denver lacrosse team.

Column: Dirty shots taken at outgoing Seneca Nation president
Opinion
Column: Dirty shots taken at outgoing Seneca Nation president (March 13, 2014)
Columnist writes about dirty politics on the Seneca Nation in New York.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Nothing new from New York state
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Nothing new from New York state (January 14, 2014)
Nothing new for the Iroquois in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014 State of the State address delivered on January 8 in Albany.

Opinion: Ely Parker, Tonawanda, played a vital role in Civil War
Opinion
Opinion: Ely Parker, Tonawanda, played a vital role in Civil War (October 22, 2013)
History professor recounts key military service of Ely S. Parker, a Tonawanda Seneca man from New York.

Seneca Nation business wins appeal  for PACT Act injunction
Business | Law
Seneca Nation business wins appeal for PACT Act injunction (July 2, 2013)
A Seneca Nation business owner won't have to comply with tax provisions of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in his favor.

Seneca Nation wins $7.4M in contract support costs dispute
Health | Law
Seneca Nation wins $7.4M in contract support costs dispute (May 31, 2013)
The Indian Health Service owes the $7.4 million to the Seneca Nation of New York, a federal judge ruled last week. The IHS agreed to pay the tribe the costs...

Charles Kader: New York   declares war  against tribal business
Opinion
Charles Kader: New York declares war against tribal business (March 22, 2013)
Charles Kader on the state of New York's war on tribal businesses: United States government agencies outposted near Iroquois communities have deferred to New York State tax codes. By going...

Former Seneca Nation leader joins law firm in Washington, DC
Law
Former Seneca Nation leader joins law firm in Washington, DC (February 14, 2013)
Robert Odawi Porter, the former president of the Seneca Nation of New York, has joined SNR Denton. Porter will serve as senior counsel in the firm's Native American Law and...

Column: Outgoing Seneca Nation president urges   focus on jobs
Opinion
Column: Outgoing Seneca Nation president urges focus on jobs (November 12, 2012)
"Robert Odawi Porter ruffled countless feathers as president of the Seneca Nation but he did depart from his two-year term in office with a meaningful message for his people. In...

Barry Snyder elected as president of    Seneca Nation for fifth time
Politics
Barry Snyder elected as president of Seneca Nation for fifth time (November 7, 2012)
Barry Snyder Sr., won election as president of the Seneca Nation of New York. Snyder defeated Richard Nephew, the chairman of the tribal council, for the post, the Associated...

Seneca Nation contributes $350K to politicians from New York
Politics
Seneca Nation contributes $350K to politicians from New York (November 2, 2012)
The Seneca Nation has donated $350,000 to politicians in New York over the past 22 months, The Buffalo News reports. The tribe donated $100,000 to the Senate Republican Campaign Committee...

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe accused in federal tobacco investigation
Business | Law
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe accused in federal tobacco investigation (September 28, 2012)
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma and an Indian-owned business on the Seneca Nation in New York have been targeted as part of a multi-state federal investigation into tobacco sales. Federal...

Seneca Nation seeking $7.5M from IHS in contract dispute
Health | Law
Seneca Nation seeking $7.5M from IHS in contract dispute (September 17, 2012)
The Seneca Nation of New York is seeking $7.5 million from the Department of Health and Human Services in a self-determination contract dispute. The tribe says the Indian Health Service,...

Opinion: Seneca Nation treating land 'squatters' with disregard
Opinion
Opinion: Seneca Nation treating land 'squatters' with disregard (August 31, 2012)
"In response to the Buffalo News' article on July 28 regarding the Seneca Nation's plan to evict Snyder Beach residents, I take issue with the statement released by the Seneca...

Seneca Nation reaches agreement with state for highway work
National
Seneca Nation reaches agreement with state for highway work (August 7, 2012)
The Seneca Nation and the state of New York reached agreement over a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance. The tribe and the state agreed to a TERO fee of 3 percent,...

New York authorities blocking testimony in tribal tobacco case
Business | Law
New York authorities blocking testimony in tribal tobacco case (August 6, 2012)
Authorities in New York are trying to prevent a key official from testifying in a tribal tobacco case. Andrew Laughing, a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, was charged...

State threatens to reallocate $50M in Seneca Nation road funds
National
State threatens to reallocate $50M in Seneca Nation road funds (August 3, 2012)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened to reallocate $50 million in road funds affecting the Seneca Nation as part of a dispute over a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance fee....

New York City files suit against tobacco retailer on Seneca Nation
Business | Law
New York City files suit against tobacco retailer on Seneca Nation (June 21, 2012)
New York City filed a lawsuit in federal court against a tobacco retailer based on the Seneca Nation. The lawsuit accuses Robert and Marcia Gordon of selling tax-free cigarettes to...

Vandals attempted to steal big Indian statue on Seneca Nation
National
Vandals attempted to steal big Indian statue on Seneca Nation (June 7, 2012)
Vandals attempted to steal an iconic Indian statue from a business on the Seneca Nation in New York. Cyrus Schindler, the owner of the Big Indian Smoke Shop, was told...

State to pay $3M in trooper arrests on Onondaga Nation in 1997
Law
State to pay $3M in trooper arrests on Onondaga Nation in 1997 (June 5, 2012)
The state of New York has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to people who were beaten or chased away by state troopers during a peaceful protest on the Onondaga Nation in 1997.

Seneca Nation demands $1M fee from state for highway project
Law | National
Seneca Nation demands $1M fee from state for highway project (May 25, 2012)
The Seneca Nation said it will prevent the state of New York from repairing a highway on the reservation until a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance fee is paid. The tribe's...

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