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Shinnecock Nation debuts first electronic billboard amid opposition
Shinnecock Nation debuts first electronic billboard amid opposition (May 24, 2019)

The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.


United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era
United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era (March 4, 2019)

'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?


'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration
'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration (November 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders are calling on Congress to repudiate the Trump administration in light of recent decisions that undermine the federal government's trust relationship.


Shinnecock Nation finalizes deal for golf tournament as protests begin
Shinnecock Nation finalizes deal for golf tournament as protests begin (June 13, 2018)

Protests continue as a popular golf tournament takes place on land stolen from the Shinnecock Nation.


Shinnecock Nation works on deal for golf tournament as some plan protests
Shinnecock Nation works on deal for golf tournament as some plan protests (June 1, 2018)

The Shinnecock Hills Protectors Demonstration will draw attention to the fact that the U.S. Open takes place on stolen land.


'Talks have broken down': Shinnecock Nation seeks role in golf tournament
'Talks have broken down': Shinnecock Nation seeks role in golf tournament (May 17, 2018)

The Shinnecock Nation is working to reach an agreement with the hosts of the U.S. Open, a popular golf tournament that is taking place on stolen land.


Shinnecock Nation returns former leader to council in annual election
Shinnecock Nation returns former leader to council in annual election (April 4, 2018)

The Shinnecock Nation held an election for its governing body, with voters returning longtime former leader Lance Gumbs to the council of trustees.


Shinnecock Nation citizen cites treaty in battle over fishing rights
Shinnecock Nation citizen cites treaty in battle over fishing rights (February 2, 2018)

David Taobi Silva, a citizen of the Shinnecock Nation, has been charged by the state of New York for fishing on his tribe's aboriginal territory.


Shinnecock Nation chooses four members for council of trustees
Shinnecock Nation chooses four members for council of trustees (April 5, 2017)

Two incumbents and two former leaders were elected to the seven-member council of the New York-based tribe.


Shinnecock Nation weighs options to reclaim ancestral territory
Shinnecock Nation weighs options to reclaim ancestral territory (June 30, 2016)

The tribe contends the state of New York stole 3,600 acres through an illegal transaction in 1859.


Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claim
Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claim (June 27, 2016)

Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the New York tribe's long-running lawsuit.


Shinnecock Nation citizens must pay to access their ancestral land
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Shinnecock Nation citizens must pay to access their ancestral land (May 10, 2016)

Tribal members aren't treated as residents in the village of Southampton, New York, even though they live right next door on their reservation.


Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral lands
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Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral lands (February 17, 2016)

Former chairman Lance Gumbs said about 3,500 acres on Long Island were taken by fraudulent means in 1859.


Shinnecock Nation approves plans to join medical marijuana field
Shinnecock Nation approves plans to join medical marijuana field (February 8, 2016)

The tribe will grow and process the drug for medical purposes and will open a dispensary on the reservation.


Shinnecock Nation faces deadline to appeal loss in land claim case
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Shinnecock Nation faces deadline to appeal loss in land claim case (February 2, 2016)

The U.S. Supreme Court has not been receptive to tribal land claims ever since its March 2005 decision in Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation.


Shinnecock Nation considers entering medical marijuana field
Shinnecock Nation considers entering medical marijuana field (November 24, 2015)

The use of medical marijuana became legal in New York with the passage of the Compassionate Care Act.


Shinnecock Nation loses attempt to revive ancestral land claim
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Shinnecock Nation loses attempt to revive ancestral land claim (October 28, 2015)

The tribe's next option would be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court but the justices have not been receptive to land claims in recent years.


Shinnecock Nation welcomes Secretary Jewell on key anniversary
Shinnecock Nation welcomes Secretary Jewell on key anniversary (September 30, 2015)

The tribe's federal recognition became final on October 1, 2010, after 32 years of review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases
DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases (August 13, 2015)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has been cut out of the picture in an attempt to increase transparency and due process.


Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust
Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (July 13, 2015)

The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.


BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process
BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process (June 29, 2015)

The final rule does not include a controversial provision that would have allowed groups to submit new petitions.


Mark Rogers: Tribal nations in New York deserve full recognition
Mark Rogers: Tribal nations in New York deserve full recognition (June 3, 2015)

To delve into the waters of tribal recognition is to wade in the muddiest of pools rife with greed, racism and political agendas.


Native American Financial Services Association names director
Native American Financial Services Association names director (February 5, 2015)

Lance Gumbs, a well-known member of the Shinnecock Nation, will serve as executive director.


Authorities investigate another blaze on Shinnecock Reservation
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Authorities investigate another blaze on Shinnecock Reservation (December 10, 2014)

There have been three confirmed cases of arson on the reservation in the past year.


Shinnecock Nation allows felons to hold office in certain cases
Shinnecock Nation allows felons to hold office in certain cases (October 22, 2014)

Tribal members who were convicted of a non-sexual felony and were released from incarceration for five years before an election can run for the office of trustee.


Shinnecock Nation tightens regulation of tobacco businesses
Shinnecock Nation tightens regulation of tobacco businesses (September 22, 2014)

The tribe set up an oversight office and authorized a tax on the sale of tobacco products.


Vice: Shinnecock Nation treated with disrespect in own backyard
Vice: Shinnecock Nation treated with disrespect in own backyard (September 3, 2014)

Justin Doolittle of Vice tackles the struggles facing the Shinnecock Nation in the Hamptons, one of the wealthiest enclaves in the countr


Shinnecock Nation spent $32M in 32 years for federal recognition
Shinnecock Nation spent $32M in 32 years for federal recognition (August 12, 2014)

The tribe was one of the first to apply for recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Shinnecock Nation asserts control over tobacco amid pressure
Shinnecock Nation asserts control over tobacco amid pressure (July 25, 2014)

The state has the highest tax in the nation and has been seizing shipments to tribal shops.


Shinnecock Nation stops bulldozers from crossing beach site
Shinnecock Nation stops bulldozers from crossing beach site (June 12, 2014)

Landowner agrees to talk to the tribe after bulldozers tried to cross sacred beach property.


BIA asked to invalidate Shinnecock Nation's new constitution
BIA asked to invalidate Shinnecock Nation's new constitution (April 17, 2014)

Two former leaders of the Shinnecock Nation of New York are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to invalidate the tribe's new constitution.


New York sues FedEx for delivering cigarettes from Indian firms
New York sues FedEx for delivering cigarettes from Indian firms (April 1, 2014)

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit against FedEx, accusing the shipping giant of violating state and federal law by delivering cigarettes from smoke shops in Indian Country.


Shinnecock Nation elects new leaders under new constitution
Shinnecock Nation elects new leaders under new constitution (December 11, 2013)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York elected a new slate of leaders on Tuesday under a new constitution.


Shinnecock Nation hosts federal prescription drug task force
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Shinnecock Nation hosts federal prescription drug task force (September 25, 2013)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York is taking steps to combat prescription drug abuse.


IHS approves service areas for three newly recognized tribes
IHS approves service areas for three newly recognized tribes (September 11, 2013)

The Indian Health Service has approved service areas for three recently recognized tribes.


Shinnecock Nation elects   leadership amid reports of violence
Shinnecock Nation elects leadership amid reports of violence (April 3, 2013)

Members of the Shinnecock Nation of New York went to the polls on Tuesday in an election that was marred by reports of violence. The Southampton Press and Indian Country...


Seminole Tribe sends emergency team  to aid Shinnecock Nation
Seminole Tribe sends emergency team to aid Shinnecock Nation (November 6, 2012)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is helping the Shinnecock Nation of New York deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Last week's storm knocked out power on the Shinnecock Reservation...


Shinnecock Nation  still out of power following Hurricane Sandy
Shinnecock Nation still out of power following Hurricane Sandy (November 2, 2012)

Power remains a big issue as the Shinnecock Nation of New York recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The tribe lost power as the storm hit the reservation,...


Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy
Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy (October 31, 2012)

The Shinnecock Nation in New York needs donations of generators, fuel and food after suffering through Hurricane Sandy. The tribe declared an emergency and evacuated the reservation as the storm...


Tribes making  preparations as  Hurricane Sandy hits East Coast
Tribes making preparations as Hurricane Sandy hits East Coast (October 29, 2012)

Tribes from Maine to South Carolina are making preparations as Hurricane Sandy threatens the East Coast. At least six tribes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York are in...


Animal rights activists protesting circus on Shinnecock Nation
Animal rights activists protesting circus on Shinnecock Nation (July 18, 2012)

Animal rights activists will protest the presence of a circus on the Shinnecock Nation in New York. Local laws bar exotic animals in the town of Southampton. But the Cole...


Shinnecock Nation to discuss fishing concerns with local leaders
Shinnecock Nation to discuss fishing concerns with local leaders (July 11, 2012)

The Shinnecock Nation is due to meet with leaders in the town of Southampton, New York, to discuss fishing and harvesting concerns. In two recent incidents, tribal members have clashed...


NYT Blog: Shinnecock woman captures personalities of icebergs
NYT Blog: Shinnecock woman captures personalities of icebergs (July 11, 2012)

"One might think these majestic images of massive icebergs were the work of a master landscape photographer. They are not. They’re the work of an insightful portraitist who is able...


Shinnecock Nation asserts ownership of shoreline by reservation
Shinnecock Nation asserts ownership of shoreline by reservation (July 5, 2012)

The newly recognized Shinnecock Nation of New York is asserting ownership of the shoreline near its reservation. Tribal trustee Lance Gumbs said the tribe has never relinquished its shellfish rights...


BIA budget requests more money for newly recognized tribes
BIA budget requests more money for newly recognized tribes (February 15, 2012)

The Department of the Interior Fiscal Year 2013 Budget includes $320,000 for newly recognized tribes, an increase from current levels. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-New York) said $160,000 from the account...


Beverly Jensen: Shinnecock Nation celebrates federal recognition
Beverly Jensen: Shinnecock Nation celebrates federal recognition (July 18, 2011)

"Now that we are federal tribe number 565 (as of October 1, 2010), our upcoming 65th Annual Powwow that takes place every Labor Day weekend is shaping up as a...


Ex-Shinnecock Nation leader  on  Long Island Press Power List
Ex-Shinnecock Nation leader on Long Island Press Power List (June 9, 2011)

Lance Gumbs, a former trustee for the Shinnecock Nation of New York, was named to the "Power List" by the Long Island Press. The paper says Gumbs, who recently lost...


Shinnecock Nation  voters oust incumbent trustee in run-off
Shinnecock Nation voters oust incumbent trustee in run-off (April 13, 2011)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York held its first run-off election in over 200 years. Voters ousted incumbent Lance Gumbs and elected Frederick C. Bess, a former trustee. This will...


Shinnecock Nation holds first election after federal recognition
Shinnecock Nation holds first election after federal recognition (April 6, 2011)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York held its first election since gaining federal recognition last October. Randy King was re-elected to his sixth term on the board of trustees. He...


Shinnecock Nation looks to better relationship with local police
Shinnecock Nation looks to better relationship with local police (March 24, 2011)

Leaders of the newly recognized Shinnecock Nation are hoping to improve their relationship with local police, calling a recent pursuit onto the reservation disrespectful to the tribe. The Shinnecock Warrior...


Beverly Jensen: Shinnecock Nation exercises   free speech right
Beverly Jensen: Shinnecock Nation exercises free speech right (February 28, 2011)

"We wrote an article for a tribal publication that wound up putting us on that collision course. The first thing we did was to voice a protest. The article was...


Beverly Jensen: It's  a winter wonderland on the   Shinnecock Nation
Beverly Jensen: It's a winter wonderland on the Shinnecock Nation (January 14, 2011)

"There’s something wonderful about a good, old fashioned snow storm. It makes one appreciate the gift of sight. And not only does it bring out the generosity of people,...