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

Seneca County Board of Supervisors battle for right for 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 $6 million in ... more
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Cayuga Nation issues its own permits “in deference to Seneca Falls community,” claiming sovereignty while clearing self-made debris

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. It’s been sixteen ... more
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Supervisors debate what to do about demolished Cayuga Nation properties after hopes of foreclosure dashed by court ruling

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 ever publicly acknowledged ... more
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Supervisors will get update on Cayuga Nation taxes tonight: Will $6.5M ever be paid?

Supervisors will get update on Cayuga Nation taxes tonight: Will $6.5M ever be paid?
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors is getting an update on the tax situation involving the Cayuga Nation. That update will come at the Board's regular meeting slated for 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Land purchased ... more
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Supreme Court ruling: Allowing tribal police officers to stop, detain non-Natives — what about the Cayuga Nation?

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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 traverse reservation lands ... more
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‘HALFTOWN NEEDS TO GO’: Saturday protest sparks Cayuga leadership promising to prevent evictions until August 31

‘HALFTOWN NEEDS TO GO’: Saturday protest sparks promise on evictions from Cayuga leadership
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 public relations firm ... more
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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

‘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 — and their ... more
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Ithaca Tenants Union, advocates arrive to Seneca County ahead of looming Cayuga Nation evictions

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

Alcohol is now allowed in Indian Country: BIA grants Cayuga Nation approval for liquor ordinance
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. The officer responded ... more
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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

409-day drought ended: journey to first day of grand jury on Cayuga Nation Police highlights local government hesitancy, federal nonintervention [analysis]
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 violent conflict in ... more
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REPORT: Bureau of Indian Affairs revealed Cayuga Nation never possessed public law contracts for law enforcement, tribal court

REPORT: Bureau of Indian Affairs revealed Cayuga Nation doesn’t possess public 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 York has never ... more
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SUMMONS, SUBPOENAS SENT: A grand jury assembling in Seneca County, seeking criminal charges after violent Cayuga Nation press conference

SUMMONS, SUBPOENAS SENT: A grand jury assembling in Seneca County, seeking criminal charges after violent Cayuga Nation press conference in 2020
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 eyes of one ... more
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Cayuga Nation among those that will receive HUD funding from COVID relief bill

Cayuga Nation among those that will receive HUD funding from COVID relief bill
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,702,246 in federal block grants for seven New York tribal communities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Indian Housing ... more
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Fayette resident files civil lawsuit in Seneca County against Cayuga Nation Police’s superintendent, Pathfinder Solutions company

Fayette resident files civil lawsuit in Seneca County against Cayuga Nation Police’s superintendent, Pathfinder Solutions company
“If Clint Halftown wants to put these people under his umbrella and claim that this represents the Cayuga Indian Nation, that's incredibly sad.” Charles Bowman, a Fayette resident, who suffered a brutal beatdown at the ... more
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Cayuga SHARE Farm foreclosure forces allies to earn 116k to save property

“It’s Clint trying to destroy the traditionalists,” Cayuga SHARE Farm foreclosure forces fundraisers to earn 116k to save property
“That is the place where all of the other traditional Nations recognize as the center of the Cayuga Nation. It's the place where people come and connect with the land.” It took a summer cross-country ... more
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Senate confirmation of Deb Haaland carries serious stakes in possibly reconciling Cayuga Nation conflict resolution

Senate confirmation of Deb Haaland carries serious stakes in reconciling Cayuga Nation conflict resolution
“The Biden administration will not turn a complete blind eye to things, and if the Halftown faction presses their luck, I believe they will get involved.” Editor's Note: Almost three weeks after the hearings started, ... more
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CLINT HALFTOWN: Focus on the good things the Cayuga Nation is doing

HALFTOWN: Focus on the good things the Cayuga Nation is doing
Editor's Note: A link list at the bottom of this editorial cites each individual story published since the events of February 22, 2020. Those stories were published with cited sources, as well as official statements ... more
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IN-DEPTH: Cayuga Nation will attempt to take its own tenants to court this week over back rent in Seneca Falls

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“They dropped the papers off at the end of the road, they’re not allowed up into the driveways on our properties.”  Along Bayard St. Ext., the Cayuga Nation Police Department arrived at the property of ... more
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February 22, 2020 — a fateful anniversary for the Cayuga Nation

HALFTOWN: Focus on the good things the Cayuga Nation is doing
“Why would you need to demolish everything?” — Feb. 22, 2020 A year later, the Cayugas and their allied Nations from across North America still remember Feb. 22, 2020 — a fateful day filled with ... more
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