How centuries-old treaties were terminated Centuries-old treaties allow Long Island Nations to sell tax-free goods on their land.
Some Albany politicians want to terminate the treaties with harmful legislation – likely shutting these shops down.
Billionaire supermarket chains and convenience stores are behind it; trying to end competition from small Indian Nations.
Multiple tax-payer lawsuits have been filed against two Long Island Nations.
The Nations have been threatened with criminal prosecution.
Here is why you should help put a stop to this!
The Native American Business Alliance of Long Island represents the Nations and the Indian-owned stores of the Unkechaug and Shinnecock Nations. We have formed this coalition because without help from our friends, neighbors and business colleagues, these stores will be shut down - ending a vital source of economic activity. These shops are the primary employer of hundreds of Long Island Indians and put revenue back into the reservation and the local non-Indian community on a daily basis. This is a crucial source of self-sufficiency and most stores put some of their profits into community development, housing, education and healthcare.
NABA Commends Gov. Pataki on Veto (August 17, 2006)
NABA commends Governor Pataki's decision to respect the sovereign rights of tribes