10/06/08 - Sales tax vs. Indian sovereignty


Dueling protests crossed paths peacefully Saturday afternoon outside the Cayuga Indian Nation's LakeSide Trading gas station in the town of Seneca Falls. A motorcade organized by the Cayuga-Seneca Chapter of Upstate Citizens for Equality, was staged to push Gov. David Paterson to collect sales tax from Native American businesses. The motorcade drove past LakeSide Trading where, in response, the Cayugas offered $10 in free gas Saturday morning and hosted a counterdemonstration in support of Indian sovereignty.