Seneca Nation http://wrvo.org en Decade old leadership dispute in Cayuga Nation flares up http://wrvo.org/post/decade-old-leadership-dispute-cayuga-nation-flares <p></p><p>A decade-old dispute between traditional leadership in the Cayuga Indian Nation and its representative to the U.S. government has boiled over.</p><p>The two factions are now battling over control of the nation's business interests in the Finger Lakes.&nbsp;</p><p>After the death of a Cayuga chief in 2003, Clint Halftown became the nation's federal representative. When new chiefs, including Sam George, were installed by clan mothers a year later, they say they removed Halftown from that role.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:37:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55279 at http://wrvo.org Decade old leadership dispute in Cayuga Nation flares up Cuomo brings gambling revenue to western New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-brings-gambling-revenue-western-new-york <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Wednesday traveling to three western New York cities to deliver gambling revenue that was withheld by the Seneca Nation of Indians during a four-year dispute with the state. Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder, Sr. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:56:37 +0000 Julie Alderman 41924 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo brings gambling revenue to western New York Casino revenue to be used for multiple initiatives in Niagara Falls http://wrvo.org/post/casino-revenue-be-used-multiple-initiatives-niagara-falls <p>The City of Niagara Falls is set to receive a lump sum of $89 million after the settlement of a long-standing dispute between New York state <a href="http://www.niagarafallsusa.org/mayor.cfm">and the Seneca Nation over gambling revenues</a>.</p><p></p><p>The first order of business for the city is to pay back over $22 million borrowed from its general fund that’s been depleted over the past several years while the state and Senecas were at odds.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:57:57 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 39893 at http://wrvo.org Casino revenue to be used for multiple initiatives in Niagara Falls Seneca casino deal releases 100% of disputed revenues, windfall for localities and state http://wrvo.org/post/seneca-casino-deal-releases-100-disputed-revenues-windfall-localities-and-state <p>The lengthy dispute over casino royalties was resolved in Niagara Falls on Thursday with the signing of new deal between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians.&nbsp;</p><p>This deal is the third in 30 days between the state and upstate Indian nations since the governor launched his initiative to push for additional casinos (or as he calls them "resort destinations"), in upstate.</p><p>What's in it for the Seneca? Support from Albany to uphold their rights to run exclusive gaming operations in western New York.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:06:37 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel & Matthew Leonard 39580 at http://wrvo.org Seneca casino deal releases 100% of disputed revenues, windfall for localities and state Senecas are remaining holdout to reach a casino deal with NY state http://wrvo.org/post/senecas-are-remaining-holdout-reach-casino-deal-ny-state-0 <p>The governor is optimistic Oneida and Madison Counties will go along with the deal he struck last week with the Oneida Indian Nation over casino gambling. The state also reached a deal with St. Regis Mohawk leaders this week. The Seneca Nation is the remaining holdout tribe still in dispute with the state over gambling</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:31:56 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Ashley Hirtzel 38386 at http://wrvo.org Senecas are remaining holdout to reach a casino deal with NY state Is another casino for Niagara Falls a good idea? http://wrvo.org/post/another-casino-niagara-falls-good-idea <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly putting together a proposal that would see a second, non-Indian operate casino open in downtown Niagara Falls. The question is whether the market could sustain another casino. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:21:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32905 at http://wrvo.org Is another casino for Niagara Falls a good idea?