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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.

Coronavirus Testing
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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.

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A sacred Shinnecock Nation burial site will be preserved in perpetuity.

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Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation held a peaceful protest at a Southampton housing development that they believe could be an ancient burial site. 

Courtesy of the Shinnecock Indian Nation / Facebook

The Shinnecock Indian Nation has agreed to allow PSEG Long Island to run a power cable under tribal land that will increase energy reliability to the region.

The project is part of a $500 million South Fork grid upgrade that’s trying to meet a growing demand for energy.

Part of the cable agreement will require PSEG to pay the Shinnecock tribe $500,000 and an option to extend the agreement for 60 years.

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