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2010-08-30 12:01:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, IRVING, N.Y., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Seneca Nation argues its case against New York State's tobacco tax in Federal and State Supreme courts, it is actively working with federal, state and local law enforcement and safety officials to maintain a peaceful and productive environment, both on the Nation's territories and within the surrounding communities. Most recently Seneca Nation officials hosted a meeting on Thursday, August 26 with leadership and...

2010-06-11 16:35:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry E. Snyder Sr. today urged Governor Paterson to keep his promise to the Nation regarding rational dialogue on any and all proposals on taxing of Native American tobacco products. "In light of today's report, which calls for collection of sales tax on our products, we want to remind the governor of his pledge for an ongoing, rational dialogue on this critical issue," President Snyder said. "This,...

2010-04-01 08:03:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder Sr. called today's signing of the PACT (Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking) Act a "deliberate betrayal" of all Native Americans. "The President of the United States invited Native American leaders to Washington D.C. in November and looked us in the eye as a sign of good faith in his pledge to protect federal treaties," Snyder said. "Now four months later he has betrayed that promise." "In...

2010-03-17 18:16:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seneca Nation of Indians today denounced the U.S. House of Representatives approval of the PACT (Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking) Act as a blatant attack on Native American Treaty Rights. If signed into law by President Obama, the PACT Act will bar Native American tobacco businesses from using the U.S. Postal Service for shipment of their products. Loss of that critical distribution channel will cripple the Seneca tobacco...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.