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Filed Under: Business | Politics
BSPR: Tobacco firm on Yakama Nation fights federal government (09/08)
A tobacco company based on the Yakama Nation in Washington was just told to pay $58 million in federal taxes.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Judge tells tobacco firm on Yakama Nation to pay $58M in taxes (09/05)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company cited the Yakama Treaty of 1855 and the General Allotment Act in a bid to gain a tax exemption.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
9th Circuit hears case over Yakama Nation tobacco manufacturer (08/29)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company is citing the 1855 Yakama Treaty to protect its right to market goods without state interference.

Filed Under: Health | National
President of Navajo Nation bans smoking in executive buildings (08/22)
The executive order bars commercial tobacco in all interior spaces and within 25 feet of entrances, windows and ventilation systems

Filed Under: Business | Law
Shinnecock Nation asserts control over tobacco amid pressure (07/25)
The state has the highest tax in the nation and has been seizing shipments to tribal shops.

Filed Under: Health | National
MPR: Cancer hits hardest among American Indians in Minnesota (07/08)
Minnesota Public Radio reports on the high rates of cancer among American Indians in the state.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court won't hear appeal filed by Indian tobacco firm (06/23)
Native Wholesale Supply Company was fighting efforts to comply with state laws in Idaho and California.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe settles dispute over raid of smokeshop (06/13)
The tribe was accused of selling untaxed cigarettes.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Oklahoma court affirms $47.7M judgment in tribal tobacco case (06/11)
Native Wholesale Supply went bankrupt in 2011 and has a petition pending before the Supreme Court in another case.

Filed Under: Health
Navajo Nation chapter backs ban on smoking in public places (05/28)
Community in New Mexico is the first on the reservation to take action.

Filed Under: National
Indian Times: Weekly recap of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (05/19)
Tobacco compact, Indian education, federal nominees and the minimum wage were in the news.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Court backs Indian inmates over tobacco use (05/05)
On Friday, April 25, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of Judge Karen Schreier that the South Dakota Department of Corrections cannot ban tobacco from Native American inmates using it for religious purposes.

Filed Under: Law | National
8th Circuit sides with Indian inmates in tobacco use lawsuit (04/28)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Indian inmates in a dispute over tobacco use.

Filed Under: Business
Meskwaki Tribe ready to start construction on $6M travel plaza (04/25)
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa plans to open a $6 million travel plaza this fall.

Filed Under: Health
Crushplate: 10 disturbing facts about Indian Country health (04/23)
The Crushplate blog uncovers 10 disturbing facts regarding the health of Native Americans.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Supreme Court takes no action on Indian tobacco petition (04/21)
The U.S. Supreme Court went back to work this morning with no new activity in an Indian tobacco case.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Onondaga Nation is negotiations over tobacco taxation issue (04/17)
The Onondaga Nation of New York is in negotiations with federal authorities over a tobacco tax issue.

Filed Under: Opinion
John Kane: New York governor keeps secret tribal tobacco rules (04/09)
John Kane says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won't disclose its tobacco taxation policy despite requests for information dating back years.

Filed Under: Business | Law
New York sues FedEx for delivering cigarettes from Indian firms (04/01)
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit against FedEx, accusing the shipping giant of violating state and federal law by delivering cigarettes from smoke shops in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
John Kane: Republicans and Democrats go after tribal wealth (03/19)
John Kane doesn't think Republicans or Democrats have treated tribes in New York kindly, especially when it comes to tobacco.

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