Tag: Clint Halftown

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
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 by the time the session started on ... MORE
Supreme Court unanimously rules right for tribal police officers to stop, detain non-Indigenous persons along public highways within reservations

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 traverse reservation lands. On Tuesday, June 1, Associate Supreme Court ... MORE
‘HALFTOWN NEEDS TO GO’: Saturday protest sparks promise on evictions from Cayuga leadership

‘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 public relations firm based out of the nation’s capital. As ... MORE
‘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 grassroots movement keeps on growing.  The newly-named ... MORE
409-day drought ended: journey to first day of grand jury on Cayuga Nation Police highlights local government hesitancy, federal nonintervention [analysis]

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 violent conflict in a court of law — or any ... MORE
Senate confirmation of Deb Haaland carries serious stakes in reconciling Cayuga Nation conflict resolution

Senate confirmation of Deb Haaland carries serious stakes in possibly 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, Deb Haaland has been confirmed by the ... MORE
“It’s Clint trying to destroy the traditionalists,” Cayuga SHARE Farm foreclosure forces fundraisers to earn 116k to save property

Cayuga SHARE Farm foreclosure forces allies 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 road trip from thousands of miles away ... MORE
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 hands of Cayuga Nation Police officers around ... MORE
Galanda: U.S. Capitol insurrection, Cayuga Nation demolition share “striking similarities”

Galanda: U.S. Capitol insurrection, Cayuga Nation demolition share “striking similarities”

“There are striking similarities between what happened on Jan. 6 in the United States Capitol and what happened at Cayuga this time last year.”  Today marks the first-year anniversary of an unannounced demolition of 12 Cayuga Nation-owned properties that occurred along State ... MORE
IN-DEPTH: A closer look at the Cayuga Nation Civil Court ahead of tomorrow’s $600,000 lawsuit hearing

IN-DEPTH: Cayuga Nation will attempt to take its own tenants to court this week over back rent in Seneca Falls

“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 Warren John, a proud Cayuga, who resides ... MORE
HALFTOWN: Focus on the good things the Cayuga Nation is doing

CLINT 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 from those involved. While Clint Halftown does ... MORE
February 22, 2020 — a fateful anniversary for the Cayuga Nation

February 22, 2020 — a fateful anniversary for the Cayuga Nation

“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 trauma and suffering, one that had been ... MORE
INVESTIGATION: Revelation unearthed, Cayuga Nation arrests never happened last February

Investigation reveals arrests never happened, raising questions about Cayuga Nation police, court system

“They were never charged. They never received any citation whatsoever.” Travis John, a member of the Seneca Nation, is just one of three men who had been allegedly arrested by the Cayuga Nation Police Department almost a year ago after a press ... MORE
FL1 News files U.S. Dept. of Interior FOIA requests after Cayuga Nation lawsuit announced

FL1 News files U.S. Dept. of Interior FOIA requests after Cayuga Nation lawsuit announced

Just one-day after the Cayuga Nation announced to seek a legal suit in the amount of $600,000 against the alleged “illegal occupants” of 14 Cayuga Nation-owned properties, FingerLakes1.com has filed two Freedom of Information Act requests at the federal level. Yesterday, two ... MORE
Addressing the land status question after Cayuga Nation demolition

Addressing land status questions after Cayuga Nation demolition, as leadership struggle continues

These properties in Seneca Falls, known as fee lands are taxable entities and privately owned by the Cayuga Nation. It means that these parcels fall under the jurisdiction of New York State law, and not tribal law immunities. The five parcels are ... MORE
Leadership struggle continues within Cayuga Nation: What’s next?

Kahnawake Warrior Society answers call to assist Cayuga families

Following a Haudenosaunee Confederacy Grand Council session that took place on Sunday a decision was made to send 30 to 40 Onondaga Nation men to Seneca Falls to protect Cayuga families. Aside from the Onondaga, calls have been made out to certain ... MORE
Cayuga Nation leadership defends demolition of Seneca Falls properties (photos/video)

Supervisors take action, law enforcement gives update on Cayuga Nation (full coverage)

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed three resolutions unanimously, and received an update from law enforcement on the ongoing issues on Cayuga Nation property in Seneca Falls. Law enforcement was found to be aware of the fury of activity that was ... MORE