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Shinnecock Indians And Property Rights

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The Shinnecock Indian Nation wants the town of Southampton to cease the development of property in an area the tribe has identified as sacred burial grounds. The trouble is: there is much confusion and few rules when it comes to the discovery of Native American remains. Our guests:

  • Bryan Polite, chairman; Tela Troge, attorney; Shane Weeks, co-chair, Graves Protection Warrior Society; Rebecca Genia, representative, Inter-tribal Historic Preservation Task Force; Meesha Johnson, representative, Suffolk County Native American Advisory Board; all members, Shinnecock Indian Nation
  • Jay Schneiderman, town supervisor, Southampton
  • Shannon O'Loughlin, executive director, Association on American Indian Affairs