Judge Drops Shinnecock Fishermen’s Federal Lawsuit

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three Shinnecock Indian Nation fishermen who have fought to protect their indigenous fishing rights in eastern Long Island.

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The Shinnecock Indian Nation is expected to announce plans to build a casino on their territory in eastern Long Island.

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The Shinnecock Indian Nation has finished construction on a second digital billboard on Sunrise Highway in eastern Long Island. That’s despite a January stop-work order from New York transit regulators to halt the project.

Shinnecock Nation supporters hold signs at an encampment along the Sunrise Highway in Southampton. The encampment lasted for 26 days to assert the Nation's right to maintain a monument on what they say is Shinnecock land.
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The Shinnecock Indian Nation says they will refuse to comply with a New York state order to stop construction on a second digital billboard in Southampton, Long Island.

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Native American community leaders on Long Island met this week to discuss the environmental impact of overdevelopment. That’s as Indigenous fishermen are still reeling from a record fish kill for the second year in a row in Long Island bays.

Becky Genia is a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. She said the town of Southampton needs to take responsibility for its pollution of Shinnecock Bay.

"All of this is about profit and making money. And I asked the board of Southampton, can you eat your money?" Genia said.