Native Americans protest Bloomberg comments

(excerpt from) The Albany Times Union blog
Busloads of Native American tribal members heading for NYC
Monday, August 23, 2010
by James M. Odato in General

Tribal members from as far away as the Seneca territory planned to meet in New York City this morning to protest outside city hall. Their rally was motivated by comments by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that have spread from tribe to tribe across the country.

Bloomberg used imagery considered insensitive at best by tribal members when he suggested that Gov. David Paterson don a cowboy hat, grab a shotgun and stand in the Thruway to make sure tax law is implemented on Indian cigarette sales…

The group intends to ask for an apology and discuss sovereignty…

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