Seneca Nation Launches Ad Campaign

November 28, 2010 Updated Nov 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Seneca Nation Launches Ad Campaign

November 28, 2010 Updated Nov 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( release / WKBW ) The Seneca Nation of Indians are launching a new on air and online advertising campaign to protest plans by the state to collect taxes on the sale of cigarettes sold on Indian reservations to non-native customers.

The commercials will be running in the New York City and Buffalo markets beginning Sunday. The ad will debut during the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants games during locally televised commercial breaks.

Coinciding with new Seneca Nation leadership elected in November, the Seneca Nation say they are renewing their call for the people of New York to recognize and honor their sovereign status as a free and independent nation.

You can preview this commercial, as well as additional videos that thank Senecas who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. by going to "News Links" at wkbw.com.

Eyewitness News will look to get reaction on these commercials, and will continue to follow the ongoing legal effort on taxation.