Shinnecock’s receive federal recognition!

(excerpt from) 27East/Southampton Press Shinnecocks get final word, become 565th recognized tribe By Brendan O’Reilly / Oct 1, 10 4:59 PM The Shinnecock Indian Nation received word Friday afternoon from its tribal attorneys that it is now officially the 565th Native American tribe to earn recognition from the U.S. government, according to Shinnecock Tribal Trustee […]

Native Americans protest Bloomberg comments

(excerpt from) The Albany Times Union blog Busloads of Native American tribal members heading for NYC Monday, August 23, 2010 by James M. Odato in General Tribal members from as far away as the Seneca territory planned to meet in New York City this morning to protest outside city hall. Their rally was motivated by […]

US looks stupid granting the Shinnecok what they already knew

Shinnecock Block by Jed Morey I hope the Shinnecock gain the full recognition they seek. Then I hope they build the biggest and most ostentatious casino on the planet right smack in the middle of Shinnecock territory. An edifice so big and so bright it keeps the neighbors up at night and catches errant golf […]

Governor Paterson meets with Haudenosaunee chiefs

(excerpt from) Albany Times Union blog Paterson meets with long house chiefs September 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm by James M. Odato Gov. David Paterson had his first meeting with traditional Iroquois leaders Thursday afternoon. The Haudenosaunee chiefs gathering in the governor’s office in Albany represented the Tuscarora, Tonawanda Seneca, Mohawk, Onondaga and Cayuga tribes… […]

US Gov’t deports American Citizen

Diane Williams is an American citizen, who is Caucasion and American Indian. In January, she was deported to Honduras. Quotes from the article: …Immigration-rights advocates say thousands of people with credible claims to U.S. citizenship are detained every year by an overloaded immigration-enforcement system, in part because of pressures on agents to show results in numbers […]

Shinnecock: path to recognition, also possible gambling center(s)

A Newsday story states that Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton is close to recognition by the federal government that will bring special acknowledgment and important benefits. In addition, if recognition happens, the Shinnecock will probably seek permission to have a gambling center, probably somewhere off the reservation. Story at Newsday: Shinnecock: We see ‘certain path’ […]

Sat. March 21st: A sporting event for the Shinnecock Museum

On Saturday, March 21, 2009, the Shinnecock All Stars will play against the Harlem Magic Masters at Southampton High School, as a fundraiser for the Shinnecock Museum in Long Island, New York.

Let’s continue: Small victory for Leonard Peltier

Action items at the Free Peltier Now website: here. From IndyBay News: Peltier transferred out of USP-Canaan and back to USP-Lewisburg by AIM-West ( gazelbe [at] ) Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 5:06 PM Peltier transferred out of USP-Canaan and back to USP-Lewisburg. While Leonard will never be totally safe so long as he is […]

Urgent: Political prisoner Leonard Peltier needs help

From: contact at whoisleonardpeltier dot info URGENT ALERT! Leonard Peltiers safety is in jeopardy! Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 17:20:21 -0800 (PST) I am so OUTRAGED! My brother Leonard was severely beaten upon his arrival at the Canaan Federal Penitentiary.

Views Of The Obama Election: Finding A Tribe’s Voice

KW: We will be posting a series of post-election thoughts and e-mails from various people, including some people who did and some who did not vote for Obama. The e-mail below was sent out by Lisa Votino-Tarrant, who lives on the Shinnecock Reservation, in Eastern Long Island. Finding A Tribe’s Voice Hi All, I had […]

Cynthia McKinney connects Green Party values to Indigenous principles

from Indian Country Today The Greens advocate for social justice, peace, democracy and respect for the Earth. In an e-mail exchange with Indian Country Today, McKinney detailed how the party would apply these values to Indian country. She sees tribal sovereignty, treaty obligations, and religious and cultural preservation as intertwined. The U.S. government has “selective […]

Paumanauke Pow Wow 2008/2009

2009 Update!…NEW LOCATION for 2009 Paumanauke Pow Wow: The Babylon Town Hall 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst NY 2009 info at the pow wow website: here ___________________________________________ Welcome! Here at we post lots of stuff about Long Island music and cultural events. Please favorite us or bookmark us! Paumanauke Pow Wow at Tanner Park […]