The American Civil Liberties Union has an interesting challenge on behalf of the Echota Cherokee Indian Tribe: contesting the need for a permit for a Powwow from Santa Rosa County for a ceremony on private land.
The county has insisted that a powwow is a permitted activity because food is sold and attracted over 2,000 people. The event involved a considerable amount of sales in food and items. Yet the tribe insists that a powwow is a religious ceremony.
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One thought on “First Permit Then Powwow: Santa Rosa Faces Challenge on Permit Rule for Ceremony on Private Land”
If the Religious right can claim that their churches don’t have to pay taxes even thought they are mixing politics at the pulpit, then the Indians don’t need a permit.
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