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A progressive group of activists joined Long Island’s indigenous people this week to set benchmarks to address racial inequalities and injustices.

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A lawyer for a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation says the state of New York and local police departments don’t have the authority to investigate and prosecute a major drug case.  

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The Shinnecock Indian Nation has released details for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary on its reservation in Southampton, Long Island. 

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A judge in New York has lifted a temporary restraining order against the Shinnecock Indian Nation that had prevented the tribe from finishing work on a second billboard along Sunrise Highway.

Lance Gumbs, the tribe’s vice chairman, says the billboards have become a valuable source of revenue.

“This was a victory for the nation. This is one of our first economic development projects that would bring real revenue into the nation.”

The tribe has worked with local officials to spread health and sanitation awareness using the billboards during the pandemic.

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The Shinnecock Indian Nation on Long Island has received nearly $2 million from the federal CARES Act to help cover the cost of COVID-19 supplies, testing and utility bills.