Cayuga Nation gives away gas amid tax protest
The Cayuga Nation of New York gave away $10 in free gas on Saturday as an anti-Indian group led a motorcade to protest the state's Indian tax policy.

A reported 200 people met at the LakeSide Trading gas station to support the tribe's business. Customers lined up for their free turn at the pump.

Meanwhile, Upstate Citizens for Equality led a motorcade to call on the state to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians. Between 250 to 500 cars were reportedly part of the protest.

Gov. David Paterson (D) is being pressured to collect taxes from cigarette and gas sales on reservations. He has stated that he prefers to negotiate a solution.

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Sales tax vs. Indian sovereignty (The Syracuse Post-Standard 10/5)
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