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Seneca President Lobbies Against Tax Collections

The Seneca Nation says it will fight a new law that would collect sales taxes on cigarettes sold on reservations to non-natives. The President of the Seneca Nation says he can't rule out violent protests if state officials try to enforce the December 1st law. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Mohawks Inaugurate New Chiefs

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will inaugurate new tribal chiefs this morning for the first time in seven years. Chiefs Jim Ransom, Maggie Terrance and Barbara Lazore will take the reins of the tribal council in a swearing-in ceremony at 10:30.  Go to full article

Ortloff: Tribe Will Pay Non-Native Casino Contractors

Lawmakers in Albany say the St. Regis Mohawk tribe has agreed to pay
non-native companies that helped build the tribe's casino in Franklin County. Assemblyman Chris Ortloff says the tribe will set aside $1.5 million to compensate thirty companies.  Go to full article

Mohawks Urge Lawmakers to Validate Casino Compact

Two St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Chiefs and two chiefs-elect were in Albany Tuesday to urge the state legislature to validate a 1993 compact for its Akwesasne Mohawk Casino near Massena. A state Court of Appeals ruling nullified the compact last week.  Go to full article

Pataki, Mohawks Near Landmark Deal

Governor Pataki and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe are reportedly close to an historic agreement that would resolve casino and taxation issues and long-standing land claims in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties. But a signing ceremony for the settlement worth 100 million dollars was postponed at the last minute yesterday. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Honoring Akwesasne's Civil War Veterans

About 30 people gathered in Hogansburg Saturday to honor Native American veterans of the Civil War. Martha Foley talks with historian Don Papson who has researched the role of people of color in the history of the North Country, including the role of Mohawks in the Civil War.  Go to full article

Border Security in Akwesasne Since 9/11

The U-S has stepped up border security in the year since September 11th with more patrol officers, greater scrutiny at border crossings, and new collaboration with Canada. Washington has also been working with the 19 tribes whose lands lie along the borders. The Akwesasne Mohawk reservation actually straddles the border east of Massena, and is known as one of the most difficult areas to patrol. David Sommerstein checks in with Mohawk police to see how their job has changed.  Go to full article

State Will Share Oversight of Casinos

The Seneca Nation and New York State will share oversight of three casinos in western New York, according to the gaming compact released this week. David Sommerstein has more.

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Spitzer to Visit the North Country

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer begins a 2 day tour of the North Country next Tuesday in Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin Files Lawsuits Seeking Land in New York

The Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin filed 20 federal lawsuits last week seeking some 650 acres of land in central New York. The suits stem from a tentative land-claim agreement reached a week earlier among Governor Pataki, county officials and the New York Oneidas. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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