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Yakama Nation Chairman Denied Entry to Supreme Court

2018-11-01 15:02
Yakama Nation Chairman JoDe Goudy was denied entry to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 30, over his traditional headdress, he said in a statement to media. Video shows the chairman in a discussion with a court officer. Goudy is seen fully dressed in traditional garb, including a headdress. Reportedly, he was denied entry because the headdress could be considered “outside influence.” The Yakama Nation was in the high court Tuesday for oral argument in a case, Washington State Dept. of Licensing vs. Cougar Den, Inc., involving an 1855 treaty and a conflicting 2006 state law that have led to a tax dispute between the state and tribe.