In a legal showdown with the IRS, the Miccosukees say their members don't owe any taxes on income they receive from the tribe's gambling operation -- a stance that sets them apart from possibly every Indian tribe with casinos in the United States.
An un-contacted Amazon tribe has disappeared since a group of armed men (presumed to be Peruvian drug traffickers) overran a Brazilian guardpost near the tribe's lands. Brazilian officials are now looking for signs of the missing tribe.
SELLS, Ariz. — An eerie hush settles in at sundown on the Tohono O’odham Nation, which straddles 75 miles of border with Mexico.
The roads crawl with the trucks of Border Patrol agents, who stop unfamiliar vehicles, scrutinize back roads for footprints and hike into the desert wilds to intercept smugglers carrying marijuana on their backs and droves of migrants trying to make it north.
By the bad luck of geography, the only large Indian reservation on the embattled border is caught in the middle, emerging as a major transit point for drugs as well as people.
The African Bubal tribe who roam on the border between Kenya and Somalia practice a very unusual tradition allowing their children to eat cows' menstrual matter by licking it's vagina. After reaching puberty, their testicles grow up to 70- 80 centimeters in diameter.
Kathy’s General Store on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reservation was closed Tuesday by Kansas Department of Revenue agents after they seized its assets for nonpayment of more than $1.7 million of state retail sales taxes.
A woman put an unwanted air conditioner out on the curb. A man asked her if he could take it. She said ok, and the man put it in his car. For this egregious crime, the man and woman were fined $2000 each and the man had his car impounded. Oh, and ignorance of this law is no excuse, citizen.
...a brand enforcer for the Olympic Deliverance Committee was on the top deck of a bus when he spotted the illegally arranged pizzas. “Under the Olympic Symbol Protection Act 1995 we have fined Dominoes for attempting to suggest a link between their business and the games by leaving out a number of pizzas on a counter that had a striking similarity to the Olympic rings logo.” Dominos denies the charges, and claim the pizzas were merely ‘waiting to be put in boxes’ a few moments before delivery.
Australians are being urged to have a Vindaloo against Violence, as a way to take a stand against racism directed at members of the Indian community. Several Indian entrepreneurs migrate to Australia and some even put up restaurants or start food delivery business.
An Indian fisherman was killed and three people were wounded when a US navy ship fired at their boat off Dubai in the southern Gulf, a United Arab Emirates official said. "The firing has led to the death of one Indian national and serious injury of three Indian nationals," Tarek al-Hedan, an aide to the foreign minister for political affairs told the official WAM news agency on Monday. "The services concerned are now investigating this incident," he said.