Author: Gabriel Pietrorazio

Gabe serves as FingerLakes1.com's Indigenous Affairs Editor and stationed out of the nation's capital. Have a tip? Send it to [email protected].
Cayuga Nation says Seneca County is “siding with criminal Charles Bowman” in statement after supervisors support calling for special prosecutor
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Posted in Courts New York State News Seneca County

Cayuga Nation says Seneca County is “siding with criminal Charles Bowman” in statement after supervisors support calling for special prosecutor

The Cayuga Nation has broke its silence since the Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ latest decision to send a letter, calling upon Attorney General Letitia James for a special prosecutor on behalf…

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Supervisors request special prosecutor for Charles Bowman and an investigation of Cayuga Nation Police Department in a new letter to the state’s Attorney General
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Posted in Courts News Politics Seneca County

Supervisors request special prosecutor for Charles Bowman and an investigation of Cayuga Nation Police Department in a new letter to the state’s Attorney General

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed another Rule 29 motion about Cayuga Nation matters — this time to draft a letter for Attorney General Letitia James regarding Fayette’s Charles Bowman and…

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Posted in Environment New York State News

Tonawanda Seneca Nation loses the chance to stop Plug Power after court dismisses civil lawsuit

Hopes of sending developers packaging have been dashed after a Genesee Supreme Court judge recently dismissed an Article 78 lawsuit submitted by Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, on behalf of the…

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Change the Calendar: Columbus or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but that’s not the entire story — rather just the beginning. Paul Winnie, an enrolled member of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation and a lifetime…

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Cayuga Nation Police Department doesn't have any cross deputation agreements in place, state says
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Posted in Cayuga County New York State News Police Beat Seneca County

Cayuga Nation Police Department doesn’t have any cross deputation agreements in place, state says

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) revealed to FingerLakes1.com that the Cayuga Nation Police Department does not have any cross deputation agreements in either Seneca or Cayuga counties….

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Posted in Cayuga County News Police Beat Seneca County

Longtime FBI veteran named as Cayuga Nation Police Department’s new deputy superintendent

A 23-year FBI veteran has joined the ranks of the Cayuga Nation Police Department. Michael DuBois, a former unit chief within the Criminal Investigative Division who supervised five specialized workgroups in the…

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FL1 News releases six years’ worth of Cayuga Nation public law contracts
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Posted in Cayuga County News Seneca County Uncategorized

FL1 News releases six years’ worth of Cayuga Nation public law contracts

Earlier this year, FingerLakes1.com acquired all of the Cayuga Nation’s 93-638 Public Law contracts through a half-yearlong Freedom of Information Act request. Originally filed on February 26, the complex FOIA request wasn’t…

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Cayuga Nation community services contract expires: prompting allegations of discrimination by faction
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Posted in Cayuga County News Seneca County

Cayuga Nation community services contract expires: Prompting allegations of discrimination by marginalized faction

As Congress tries to raise the debt-ceiling before mid-October, the 2021 fiscal year for the federal government has already ended, so too did contracts for the Cayuga Nation, which some Nation members…

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Posted in Courts New York State News

Rescheduled court date marks delayed, outstanding release of discovery in Bowman’s case

It’s been 72 days since the arraignment of Charles Bowman, a Fayette resident for misdemeanor charges in connection to the Cayuga Nation, but he’s yet to receive any evidence for the alleged…

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Attica: America’s infamous prison uprising is still a story about all of us
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Posted in New York State News Politics

Attica: America’s infamous prison uprising is still a story about all of us

Tyrrell Muhammad, a 19-year-old Brooklyn native, was convicted of second-degree murder as a part of a robbery which ended in homicide, one he didn’t commit. In 1979, he was sentenced to 20…

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Alcohol is now allowed in Indian Country: BIA grants Cayuga Nation approval for liquor ordinance
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Posted in Business Cayuga County News Seneca County Seneca Falls Union Springs

Alcohol is now allowed in Indian Country: BIA grants Cayuga Nation approval for liquor ordinance

There have already been plenty of talks about selling cannabis, but the Cayuga Nation now possesses a liquor license to sell alcohol on territory soil as of last month on August 2,…

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Cayuga Nation claims Seneca County is engaging with a “criminal enterprise” through Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ after sending new letter
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Posted in News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Cayuga Nation claims Seneca County is engaging with a “criminal enterprise” through Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ after sending new letter

The Cayuga Nation has broken its silence following the sending of a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, calling Seneca County’s engagement with the “criminal enterprise”…

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New letter urges Interior Secretary Haaland to “examine the impact” of Halftown leadership in Seneca County
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Posted in News Politics Seneca County Seneca Falls

New letter urges Interior Secretary Haaland to “examine the impact” of Halftown’s leadership in Seneca County

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors has sent out a scathing letter, urging U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to assess the Cayuga Nation’s federally-recognized leadership council after the factional dispute…

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Posted in News Seneca County

Weeklong ‘Halftown Must Go’ social campaign reminds local, federal officials about destruction, Cayuga Nation’s factional dispute

Emboldened by the actions of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors who recently voted unanimously to send a new letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ community are capitalizing…

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Halftown: “the County is not yet serious about establishing a positive government-to-government relationship”
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Posted in News Seneca County

Halftown: “the County is not yet serious about establishing a positive government-to-government relationship”

Clint Halftown, the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ federally-recognized representative, has broke his silence by publicly responding to the Seneca County Board of Supervisors recent decision to side with the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ leadership…

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“There is no negotiating with Halftown”: Seneca County recognizes traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ sovereignty after Rule 29 passes, resulting in a new letter to BIA 
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Posted in Fayette News Seneca County Seneca Falls

“There is no negotiating with Halftown”: Seneca County recognizes traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ sovereignty after Rule 29 passes, resulting in a new letter to BIA 

Everyone expected a federal representative to appear before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, but were met with a surprise — a sachem chief instead.  Sam George, sachem chief of the Cayuga…

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