Shinnecock Nation

The Shinnecock Graves Protoection Society celebrates the completed deal between the town of Southampton and the Peconic Land Trust that allows them to reclaim ancestral burial grounds.
Photo courtesy Tecumseh Ceaser

Decades of tribal advocacy has led to a historic deal in the Hamptons. The town of Southampton will return some ancestral lands to the Shinnecock Indian Nation in eastern Long Island.

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May 26, 2021
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Connecticut Democrats close to a deal with the governor to legalize the adult use of recreational pot. A rally to preserve Shinnecock Indian lands, travel plaza workers in Connecticut plan to strike, and a New England ICE facility has been ordered to close. 

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Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation rallied outside Southampton Town Hall in eastern Long Island on Tuesday night to urge the town to approve a deal to preserve sacred tribal land. The town is now poised to make a decision in June.

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Local governments in New York have until the end of the year to decide if they will opt out of the legal sale of recreational marijuana. Any regional ban on Long Island would become moot as tribal businesses are being set up.

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The Lamont Administration expects Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on December 14th. Connectiuct's forests are lush, and Long Island beach communities pay for a better beach. Also a month long protest by the Shinnecock Indian Nation comes to an end.