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US Supreme Court upholds Cayuga Nation’s right to run electronic bingo hall in Union Springs

The US Supreme Court has let stand a lower court’s ruling denying the village of Union Springs the right to shut down a Cayuga Indian Nation electronic bingo hall. The Court denied a writ of certiorari in the case of Howard Tanner, ... MORE
BREAKING: Cayuga Nation Police raid Pipekeepers Tobacco & Gas early New Year’s Day morning

Cayuga Nation Police raid Pipekeepers Tobacco & Gas early New Year’s Day

An overnight raid of the Pipekeepers Tobacco & Gas store kickstarts the new year for the Cayuga Nation, ushering in a renewed, rapidly intensifying factional conflict to end the holiday season. It started around 3 a.m. when the Cayuga Nation Police Department ... MORE
Interior’s Bryan Newland reopens consideration of Cayuga Nation’s land-into-trust application denial

Interior’s Bryan Newland reopens consideration of Cayuga Nation’s land-into-trust application denial

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland has advised the Interior Department to reconsider the Cayuga Nation’s denial of a 114-acre land-into-trust application. The development came last week from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as the Cayuga Nation Council, ... MORE
Town of Enfield gets involved in Cayuga Nation controversy, unanimously agreeing to send letter to BIA

Town of Enfield gets involved in Cayuga Nation controversy, unanimously agreeing to send letter to BIA

The Town Board of Enfield unanimously passed a resolution which will send a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, urging for the federal government’s intervention on the Cayuga Nation conflict. Its five-member board within Tompkins County ultimately believed it was ... MORE
Cayuga Nation says Seneca County is “siding with criminal Charles Bowman” in statement after supervisors support calling for special prosecutor

Cayuga Nation says Seneca County is “siding with criminal Charles Bowman” in statement after supervisors support calling for special prosecutor

The Cayuga Nation has broke its silence since the Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ latest decision to send a letter, calling upon Attorney General Letitia James for a special prosecutor on behalf of Fayette’s Charles Bowman, during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct ... MORE
Cayuga Nation Police Department doesn't have any cross deputation agreements in place, state says

Cayuga Nation Police Department doesn’t have any cross deputation agreements in place, state says

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) revealed to FingerLakes1.com that the Cayuga Nation Police Department does not have any cross deputation agreements in either Seneca or Cayuga counties. A joint agreement must be made between a sovereign Nation ... MORE
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Longtime FBI veteran named as Cayuga Nation Police Department’s new deputy superintendent

A 23-year FBI veteran has joined the ranks of the Cayuga Nation Police Department. Michael DuBois, a former unit chief within the Criminal Investigative Division who supervised five specialized workgroups in the nation’s capital, has been named as the Nation’s new deputy ... MORE
Cayuga Nation community services contract expires: prompting allegations of discrimination by faction

Cayuga Nation community services contract expires: Prompting allegations of discrimination by marginalized faction

As Congress tries to raise the debt-ceiling before mid-October, the 2021 fiscal year for the federal government has already ended, so too did contracts for the Cayuga Nation, which some Nation members claim to be discriminatorily distributed. The Cayuga Nation’s “Community Services ... MORE
Alcohol is now allowed in Indian Country: BIA grants Cayuga Nation approval for liquor ordinance

Alcohol is now allowed in Indian Country: BIA grants Cayuga Nation approval for liquor ordinance

There have already been plenty of talks about selling cannabis, but the Cayuga Nation now possesses a liquor license to sell alcohol on territory soil as of last month on August 2, 2021. It’s been five years in the making, too. United ... MORE
Cayuga Nation claims Seneca County is engaging with a “criminal enterprise” through Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ after sending new letter

Cayuga Nation claims Seneca County is engaging with a “criminal enterprise” through Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ after sending new letter

The Cayuga Nation has broken its silence following the sending of a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, calling Seneca County’s engagement with the “criminal enterprise” of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ as “disingenuous.” “The county’s engagement with this ... MORE
New letter urges Interior Secretary Haaland to “examine the impact” of Halftown leadership in Seneca County

New letter urges Interior Secretary Haaland to “examine the impact” of Halftown’s leadership in Seneca County

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors has sent out a scathing letter, urging U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to assess the Cayuga Nation’s federally-recognized leadership council after the factional dispute has intensified throughout the last year — in the absence ... MORE
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Weeklong ‘Halftown Must Go’ social campaign reminds local, federal officials about destruction, Cayuga Nation’s factional dispute

Emboldened by the actions of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors who recently voted unanimously to send a new letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ community are capitalizing on their newfound momentum, mobilizing on social media all weeklong to ... MORE
Halftown: “the County is not yet serious about establishing a positive government-to-government relationship”

Halftown: “the County is not yet serious about establishing a positive government-to-government relationship”

Clint Halftown, the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ federally-recognized representative, has broke his silence by publicly responding to the Seneca County Board of Supervisors recent decision to side with the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ leadership in sending a new letter to BIA, claiming the county ... MORE
“There is no negotiating with Halftown”: Seneca County recognizes traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ sovereignty after Rule 29 passes, resulting in a new letter to BIA 

“There is no negotiating with Halftown”: Seneca County recognizes traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ sovereignty after Rule 29 passes, resulting in a new letter to BIA 

Everyone expected a federal representative to appear before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, but were met with a surprise — a sachem chief instead.  Sam George, sachem chief of the Cayuga Nation’s Bear Clan, spoke to county officials at their latest ... MORE
Cayuga Nation requests judicial intervention, transferring civil cases over rent to Seneca County Supreme Court’s custody

Cayuga Nation requests judicial intervention, transferring civil cases over rent to Seneca County Supreme Court’s custody

It took less than five months before the Cayuga Nation broke their promise on litigating their longstanding eviction problems solely through their self-made court. Now, the Nation is bringing close to a dozen individual civil lawsuits against their own members, but this ... MORE