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].
“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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Cayuga Nation requests judicial intervention, transferring civil cases over rent to Seneca County Supreme Court’s custody
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Posted in Courts New York State News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Cayuga Nation requests judicial intervention, transferring civil cases over rent to Seneca County Supreme Court’s custody

It took less than five months before the Cayuga Nation broke their promise on litigating their longstanding eviction problems solely through their self-made court. Now, the Nation is bringing close to a…

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Seneca County Board of Supervisors invite the Cayuga Nation’s Clint Halftown to speak after heeding Citizens Advisory Board’s unanimous request
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Posted in News Politics Seneca County Seneca Falls

Seneca County Supervisors invite Cayuga Nation’s Clint Halftown to future meeting

Clint Halftown, the Cayuga Nation’s Bureau of Indian Affairs federal representative, may be coming to speak before the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, sooner rather than later. Ralph Lott, chair of the…

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Open government advocate says “strategy should be left the lawyers” following executive session in Seneca County
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Posted in News Politics Seneca County

Open government group says “strategy should be left to the lawyers” after executive session in Seneca County

Paul Wolf, president of the New York Coalition for Open Government, is always keeping a tab on issues of accountability and transparency and Seneca County is no exception either. The latest Seneca…

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Cayuga Nation Deerhead Lakeside Restaurant & Bar
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Posted in Business News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Changing hands: Cayuga Nation acquires Deerhead Lakeside Restaurant & Bar in Seneca Falls

The Cayuga Nation has bought Deerhead Lakeside Restaurant & Bar along Lower Lake Road. The deed for the scenic eatery overlooking Cayuga Lake recently changed hands, closing a deal with former owner…

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Sinkiewicz: If Bowman “had a Native American name, we wouldn’t even be talking about it,” shocking recorded conversation with Seneca County DA surfaces
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Posted in Courts Fayette News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Sinkiewicz: If Bowman “had a Native American name, we wouldn’t even be talking about it,” recorded conversation with Seneca County DA surfaces

A few days after the arraignment of Fayette’s Charles Bowman at the Seneca Falls Town Court on Wednesday, July 13, criminal defense attorney John Alder Stevens says Seneca County District Attorney Mark…

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Seneca County Board of Supervisors battle for right for enter executive session to review “options for future court proceedings” against Cayuga Nation
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Posted in News Politics Seneca County

Seneca County Board of Supervisors battle for right to enter executive session to review “options for future court proceedings” against Cayuga Nation

For those who ever thought Seneca County’s contentious legal quarrels with the Cayuga Nation had finally come to an end after the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of their writ of certiorari over…

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Cayuga Nation issues its own permits “in deference to Seneca Falls community,” claiming sovereignty while clearing self-made debris
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Posted in News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Cayuga Nation issues its own permits “in deference to Seneca Falls community,” claiming sovereignty while clearing self-made debris

The Cayuga Nation is suddenly clearing its self-made debris within Seneca Falls — without possessing any permits from the county whatsoever — while simultaneously creating their own in the name of sovereignty….

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Posted in New York State News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Supervisors debate what to do about demolished Cayuga Nation properties after hopes of foreclosure dashed by court ruling

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors waited in anticipation for a presentation about the current Cayuga Nation taxation situation from Frank Sinicropi, the county’s treasurer — but the latest breaking development wasn’t…

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Tonawanda Seneca Nation’s Earthjustice newly-filed Article 78 lawsuit poses threat for Plug Power in Alabama
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Posted in Environment New York State News

Tonawanda Seneca Nation’s newly-filed Article 78 lawsuit alongside Earthjustice poses threat for Plug Power in Alabama

Less than five months after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the development of a massive, new sustainable energy source — the Tonawanda Seneca Nation has filed an Article 78 lawsuit with Earthjustice to…

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Supreme Court unanimously rules right for tribal police officers to stop, detain non-Indigenous persons along public highways within reservations
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Posted in Cayuga County Courts Fayette New York State News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Supreme Court ruling: Allowing tribal police officers to stop, detain non-Natives — what about the Cayuga Nation?

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a unanimous decision — enshrining the right for tribal police officers to temporarily detain non-Indigenous travelers who are carrying out crimes while venturing along highways that…

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Pietrorazio selected for the ONA21 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab
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Posted in Life News

Pietrorazio selected for the ONA21 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab

Earlier today, FingerLakes1.com National News Editor Gabriel Pietrorazio was named as one of nine undergraduate and graduate students from across the country who were selected as a part of this year’s Student…

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Division of Human Rights’ investigation suggests “probable cause” in COVID-19 workplace discrimination case of former long-time Canandaigua nursing home employee
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Posted in Canandaigua Courts Health New York State News Ontario County Uncategorized

Investigation suggests “probable cause” in COVID-19 workplace discrimination case of former Canandaigua nursing home employee

The New York State Division of Human Rights has ruled that “probable cause” exists in a workplace discrimination complaint that had been filed almost a year ago by a former employee at…

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‘HALFTOWN NEEDS TO GO’: Saturday protest sparks promise on evictions from Cayuga leadership
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Posted in Courts New York State News Romulus Seneca County Seneca Falls Varick

‘HALFTOWN NEEDS TO GO’: Saturday protest sparks Cayuga leadership promising to prevent evictions until August 31

A protest led by the Ithaca Tenants Union in partnership with the Party of Socialism and Liberation and Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ Cayuga peoples grabbed the attention of the federally-recognized Nation’s leadership and a crisis…

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Repatriation of Red Jacket Peace Medal returns to Seneca Nation
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Posted in New York State News

Repatriation of Red Jacket Peace Medal returns to Seneca Nation

Just a month ago, former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, who’s currently a CNN contributor, sparked a viral controversy after insisting that “there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture” at a…

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Meaney: “I did nothing wrong,” amended anti-SLAPP law protects independent citizen journalist’s platform from yearlong defamation case
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Posted in News

Meaney: “I did nothing wrong,” amended anti-SLAPP law protects independent citizen journalist’s platform from yearlong defamation case

On the Ground With Gabe is a FingerLakes1.com blog that “takes you behind the headlines, practices, techniques and ethics of all things journalism.” “Personally, it’s vindication for me and the Geneva Believer,”…

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