Tag: Cayuga Nation

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

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 of Fayette’s Charles Bowman, during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct ... MORE
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

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 his ongoing criminal case that came to an abrupt halt.  ... MORE
Cayuga Nation Police Department doesn't have any cross deputation agreements in place, state says

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. A joint agreement must be made between a sovereign Nation ... MORE
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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 nation’s capital, has been named as the Nation’s new deputy ... MORE
FL1 News releases six years’ worth of Cayuga Nation public law contracts

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 completed until July 29 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ ... MORE
Cayuga Nation community services contract expires: prompting allegations of discrimination by faction

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 claim to be discriminatorily distributed. The Cayuga Nation’s “Community Services ... MORE
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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 crimes that were levied against him. Oral arguments were supposed ... MORE
Alcohol is now allowed in Indian Country: BIA grants Cayuga Nation approval for liquor ordinance

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, 2021. It’s been five years in the making, too. United ... MORE
Cayuga Nation claims Seneca County is engaging with a “criminal enterprise” through Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ after sending new letter

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” of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ as “disingenuous.” “The county’s engagement with this ... MORE
New letter urges Interior Secretary Haaland to “examine the impact” of Halftown leadership in Seneca County

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 has intensified throughout the last year — in the absence ... MORE
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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 on their newfound momentum, mobilizing on social media all weeklong to ... MORE
Halftown: “the County is not yet serious about establishing a positive government-to-government relationship”

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

“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 Nation’s Bear Clan, spoke to county officials at their latest ... MORE
Cayuga Nation requests judicial intervention, transferring civil cases over rent to Seneca County Supreme Court’s custody

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 dozen individual civil lawsuits against their own members, but this ... MORE
Seneca County Board of Supervisors invite the Cayuga Nation’s Clint Halftown to speak after heeding Citizens Advisory Board’s unanimous request

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 Indian Affairs special committee, notified his fellow supervisors about the ... MORE