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The Cayuga Nation focuses on Land Rights and Economic Development.  The Nation continues to be challenged on its Treaty Rights and its established reservation.  Its businesses also are challenged and are currently in litigation in New York State courts.  The Nation has approximately 493 enrolled members who primarily live in Western New York, but also can be found throughout the United States.  Land acquistion continues to be a primary focus within the Land Claim area both in Seneca and Cayuga counties.  The Nation currently holds approximately  824 acres in its land portfolio inside the land claim.

The Nation also operates several business.  Lakeside Trading, Pullens, Harford Glen, Cayuga Corner, Cayuga Sugar Shack and Gakwiyo Garden are currently being operated by the Cayuga Nation.