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].
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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‘Solidarity campers’ spend seven straight nights on Cayuga Nation soil in Seneca County to stave off fears of possible eviction scares
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Posted in Courts Fayette News Seneca County Seneca Falls Tompkins County

‘Solidarity campers’ spend seven straight nights on Cayuga Nation soil in Seneca County to stave off fears of possible eviction scares

It’s already been a straight week of nights since last Tuesday when almost 100 activists from all across the Finger Lakes agreed to sleeping outdoors on Cayuga Nation-owned soil in Seneca County…

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MEET THE TEAM: The Brand, Sydney Radka
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Posted in Life News

MEET THE TEAM: The Brand, Sydney Radka

On the Ground With Gabe is a FingerLakes1.com blog that “takes you behind the headlines, practices, techniques and ethics of all things journalism.” Caring. Compassionate. Courteous. Financing journalism has always been a…

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Ithaca Tenants Union, advocates arrive to Seneca County ahead of looming Cayuga Nation evictions
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Posted in Courts New York State News Seneca County Seneca Falls Varick

Ithaca Tenants Union, advocates arrive to Seneca County ahead of looming Cayuga Nation evictions

The Ithaca Tenants Union came to the aid of Cayugas after their organization and other concerned citizens sought to stand as a watch guard against a possible looming eviction in Seneca County….

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Mothers Matter in Journalism — And to Me
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Posted in Life News

Mothers Matter in Journalism — And to Me

On the Ground With Gabe is a FingerLakes1.com blog that “takes you behind the headlines, practices, techniques and ethics of all things journalism.” Today is Mother’s Day, and I couldn’t ever thank…

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Grand jury concluded: Charles Bowman charged with criminal trespass, assault by SFPD
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Posted in Fayette News Police Beat Seneca County Seneca Falls

Grand jury concluded: Charles Bowman charged with criminal trespass, assault by SFPD

A recently concluded Seneca County grand jury has seemingly resulted in two criminal charges being filed against Fayette’s Charles R. Bowman, 47. Bowman has been charged with criminal trespass in the third-degree…

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GET TO THE POINT: Covering the 2020 Census Amid a Pandemic and its Aftermath
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GET TO THE POINT: Covering the 2020 Census Amid a Pandemic and its Aftermath

On the Ground With Gabe is a FingerLakes1.com blog that “takes you behind the headlines, practices, techniques and ethics of all things journalism.” It was the start of a new decade and…

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MEET THE TEAM: The Source, Todd Elzey
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Posted in Life

MEET THE TEAM: The Source, Todd Elzey

On the Ground With Gabe is a FingerLakes1.com blog that “takes you behind the headlines, practices, techniques and ethics of all things journalism.” Transcriber. Translator. Truth-seeker. Being a beat reporter is a…

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REPORT: New York State Park police served as “security detail” overseeing Cayuga Nation “property take-back” in Seneca Falls last February
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Posted in New York State News Police Beat Seneca County Seneca Falls

REPORT: New York State Park Police served as “security detail” by overseeing Cayuga Nation “property take-back” in Seneca Falls last February

It was 12:30 a.m. when New York State Park Police officer Jason Steki clocked in and reported for duty during a dark winter night in Seneca Falls on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020….

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409-day drought ended: journey to first day of grand jury on Cayuga Nation Police highlights local government hesitancy, federal nonintervention [analysis]
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Posted in Cayuga County Courts New York State News Seneca County Seneca Falls Waterloo

409-day drought ended: journey to first day of grand jury on Cayuga Nation Police highlights local government hesitancy, federal nonintervention

The first day of a Seneca County grand jury relating to the Cayuga Nation Police Department has officially ended, but it took 409-days for any sort of government to formally address the…

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Meet the Team: The Founder, Jim Sinicropi
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Posted in Life News

MEET THE TEAM: The Founder, Jim Sinicropi

On the Ground With Gabe is a FingerLakes1.com blog that “takes you behind the headlines, practices, techniques and ethics of all things journalism.” Dreamer. Innovator. Visionary. Seer. Behind every successful company, there’s…

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REPORT: Bureau of Indian Affairs revealed Cayuga Nation doesn’t possess public contracts for law enforcement, tribal court
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Posted in Cayuga County Courts Fayette New York State News Seneca County Seneca Falls Springport Union Springs

REPORT: Bureau of Indian Affairs revealed Cayuga Nation never possessed public law contracts for law enforcement, tribal court

Just days before a grand jury assembles in Seneca County to start collecting testimonies that can eventually lead to criminal charges, a FingerLakes1.com investigation has revealed that the Cayuga Nation of New…

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GET TO THE POINT: The Purpose of a Presser
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GET TO THE POINT: The Purpose of a Presser

Meltwater, one of the world’s leading media monitoring companies, revealed an often overlooked, inconvenient truth when it comes to the precious balance between public relations and journalism, especially now during the 21st century. In a recent post titled “How to Pitch Your Press Release to Journalists,” Meltwater insists that “a press release is only as good as your pitch.” “And with reporters getting dozens [if not more] pitches in their email inbox every day, you’ll need to make sure yours stands out,” their article continued. Ironically, press releases often pop up underneath my “Promotions” tab in my Gmail account — like the one pictured below from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s press office. 

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A second COVID-19 Easter Sunday in Washington: prayers for Capitol Police, calls for vaccinating continue
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Posted in News Politics Religion

A second COVID-19 Easter Sunday in Washington: prayers for Capitol Police, calls for vaccinations continue

A second Easter amid COVID-19 couldn’t stop parishioners from spreading the message of God in Washington on the Sunday holiday. It was a breezy but sunny bright Sunday along the National Mall….

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SUMMONS, SUBPOENAS SENT: A grand jury assembling in Seneca County, seeking criminal charges after violent Cayuga Nation press conference in 2020
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Posted in Courts Fayette News Seneca County Seneca Falls

SUMMONS, SUBPOENAS SENT: A grand jury assembling in Seneca County, seeking criminal charges after violent Cayuga Nation press conference

The summons and subpoenas have been sent and a grand jury is gearing up in Seneca County to present criminal charges and potentially resolve a longstanding miscarriage of justice — in the…

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