Latest Cayuga nation Stories

2010-09-01 14:34:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Appellate Court Justice Samuel Green today issued a stay regarding the August 30 State Supreme Court ruling in the "Day Wholesale v. State of New York" tobacco tax case. The Green ruling temporarily enjoins the State from collecting tobacco taxes from all Native American tobacco sellers within state boundaries. The ruling by the Rochester-based Fourth Department Appellate judge reinstates the injunction State Supreme Court...

2009-10-27 15:38:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- J.C. Seneca, a tribal councilor and co-chairman of the Seneca Nation Foreign Relations Committee, and Robert Odawi Porter, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, appeared today before the State Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations. The hearing, held at Borough of Manhattan Community College, focused on the issue of whether New York State has the right to collect taxes on Native American tobacco sales within its borders. Addressing the...

2006-05-15 10:35:32

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that two Indian tribes are not entitled to $248 million as compensation for New York state's unlawful acquisition of their land 200 years ago. The justices refused to review a ruling by an appeals court that overturned the monetary damages awarded to the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. Without comment or recorded dissent, the justices rejected...

2005-06-28 22:34:18

By Linda Prospero NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State will not have to pay$248 million in land claims to the Cayuga Indian Nation of NewYork and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, a U.S. AppealsCourt said on Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision by afederal district court. Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for theSecond Circuit dismissed the lower court's ruling by a 2-1decision and could have broad implications for unsettled claimsby other Indian tribes. Still pending...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'