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USGA Reaches Deal With Shinnecock Tribe

The U.S. Golf Association and Shinnecock Indian Nation struck a deal on Monday after months of negotiations to allow the tribe to participate in this year’s U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club from June 11 to 17.

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9/14/2018

article Remains Found, Town Pitches Plan To Buy Shinnecock Burial Ground
(New York) -- Southampton Town officials have stepped forward with a plan to purchase property where remains were found in Shinnecock Hills. Human remains were found in...

9/13/2018

article MORON ALERT: 2 charged after boaters threatened with shotguns, DA's office says
(New York) -- Two members of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation who prosecutors said threatened boaters with shotguns during the U.S. Open in June have been arrested and...

9/5/2018

article Negotiations Hit Snag For Deal To Buy Land Where Remains Discovered
(New York) -- Southampton Town officials are weighing their options for purchasing a property on Hawthorne Road in Shinnecock Hills where human skeletal remains, thought...
article Southampton nears $500G deal to buy lot where Indian remains, artifacts were found
(New York) -- Southampton Town officials are nearing a half-million-dollar deal to purchase and preserve a Shinnecock Hills lot where human skeletal remains were found...

9/4/2018

article Shinnecock Hope To Buy Land Where Remains Were Found
(New York) -- On Long Island, members of the Shinnecock Tribe will try to raise funds to purchase a piece of property where the remains of a tribe member were recently...
article Dakota Head Start launched at Lower Sioux Indian Community
(Minnesota) -- With a dwindling number of fluent Dakota language speakers throughout Minnesota, the Lower Sioux Indian Community (LSIC) has started a unique Dakota...

9/2/2018

article Shinnecock tribal members rally to preserve land where remains were found
(New York) -- Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal members rallied at a Southampton site Sunday in hopes of raising $185,000 to help buy and preserve the land where human...
article Police: Gunfire, no injuries, near NY Native American powwow
(New York) -- Police say gunfire erupted near a Native American celebration that draws thousands of visitors on Long Island. A man was arrested, and no one was injured....
article State Police Make Arrest After Shots Are Fired At Powwow On Saturday Nigh
(New York) -- State Police arrested a 23-year-old man on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Saturday after they said he fired two shots with a handgun during an...

9/1/2018

article Tradition and culture celebrated at 72nd annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow
(New York) -- The sounds of tribal drums, the infectious rhythm of dancers from across the country and the smells of fried meat and kettle corn once again filled the...

8/29/2018

article 72nd Shinnecock Indian Powwow Unfolds On Labor Day Weekend
(New York) -- The 70th Annual Shinnecock Powwow is a celebration of tradition and culture, and is set to delight visitors Labor Day weekend at the Shinnecock Reservation...

8/26/2018

article Shinnecock Members' Fishing Suit Must Be Nixed, NY Says [sub req]
(New York) -- New York urged a federal judge Thursday to toss a suit by three Shinnecock Indian Nation members who contend the state and a county have illegally...

8/20/2018

article Man Hits Police Car In Pursuit To Shinnecock Reservation: Cops
(New York) -- A Westbury man was arrested after he led New York State Troopers on a pursuit to the Shinnecock Reservation and intentionally hit a police car, authorities...

8/19/2018

article Westbury Man Leads Police On Chase Ending In Shinnecock Indian Reservation
(New York) -- Muhammad Haynes, of Westbury, was arrested Friday morning after leading State Troopers from the Riverside barracks on a police chase heading eastbound on...

8/17/2018

article Town Could Buy Shinnecock Hills Property Where Skeletal Remains Were Found With CPF Revenue
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Council met with Southampton Town Community Preservation Manager Mary Wilson on Friday to discuss the possibility of...

8/16/2018

article Shinnecock Hills skeletal remains of American Indian origin, official says
(New York) -- Human skeletal remains unearthed at a Shinnecock Hills construction site earlier this week are likely of American Indian origin, a state official said on...

8/14/2018

article Shinnecock Hills construction workers find skeletal remains, police say
(New York) -- Human skeletal remains were discovered Monday during construction at an undeveloped site in Shinnecock Hills, Suffolk County police said, a find members of...

8/3/2018

article Shinnecock Reservation resident had stolen gun, marijuana, State Police say
(New York) -- State troopers arrested a 40-year-old man who lives on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on drug and gun charges Friday, less than a week after he...

7/25/2018

article USGA, Shinnecock Nation honor Native American golfer
(New York) -- Who could imagine that Oscar Bunn, a turn-of-the century Native American growing up two miles south of Shinnecock Hill’s Golf Club, site of the 118th...

7/10/2018

article United States Files Civil Action Against Shinnecock Indian Nation Resident For Illegal Dumping
(New York) -- The U.S. Attorney’s office filed a civil lawsuit against a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Monday in federal court in Central Islip,...
article United States Files Civil Action Against Shinnecock Indian Nation Resident For Illegal Dumping
(New York) -- The U.S. Attorney’s office filed a civil lawsuit against a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Monday in federal court in Central Islip,...

7/9/2018

article Feds Accuse Native American of Polluting Wetlands
(New York) -- The United States brought a federal complaint Monday against a Native American who it says has ignored a demand to clean up years of construction waste...
article Trump admin sues Shinnecock Nation resident for polluting federal land
(New York) -- A member of Long Island’s Shinnecock Indian Nation is being sued by the Trump administration for allegedly dumping construction waste on federal land.

7/4/2018

article Three Shinnecock Men File $102 Million Federal Lawsuit Against State Over Fishing Dispute
(New York) -- A former Shinnecock Indian Nation leader who was ticketed last year for possessing undersized eels in disputed tribal waters filed a $102 million federal...

6/26/2018

article Shinnecock Asks Town To Protect Graves
(New York) -- A small group from the Shinnecock Indian Nation waited patiently in the hallway of Southampton Town Hall for nearly two hours for their chance to speak to...

6/25/2018

article 3 Shinnecock men sue DEC, Suffolk DA over fishing rights
(New York) -- Three fishermen from the Shinnecock Indian Nation have sued the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Suffolk district attorney’s...

6/24/2018

article 3 Shinnecock men sue DEC, Suffolk DA over fishing rights
(New York) -- Three fishermen from the Shinnecock Indian Nation have sued the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Suffolk District Attorney’s...

6/21/2018

article The Shinnecock Curse
(New York) -- The circus has left town. And won’t be back until 2026. You missed a doozy. No elephants and only one Tiger (briefly), but lots of clowns and cops...

6/19/2018

article Shinnecock Members Dispute Police Report Of Unruly Crowd On Reservation At The End Of U.S. Open
(New York) -- After State Troopers responded to an unfounded call of three armed men walking down the street on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Sunday evening as...
article Video shows gunfire on Shinnecock Indian Reservation
(New York) -- News 12 has obtained video showing gunfire on part of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation along Shinnecock Bay. The video shows a group of men with guns...

6/18/2018

article Troopers respond to Shinnecock Reservation during U.S. Open, say police
(New York) -- A report of three people walking with guns drew state troopers to the Shinnecock Indian Reservation Sunday, where they found no weapons but about 2,000...

6/16/2018

article USGA, Shinnecock Nation honor Native American golf history
(New York) -- Oscar Bunn grew up two miles south of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the site of this week’s 118th U.S. Open, caddying and learning to play at the...

6/15/2018

article Shinnecock Hills is historic, and not just because it's old
(New York) -- The 2018 U.S. Open began Thursday at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York, which is on Long Island. This is Shinnecock’s fifth U.S. Open, and...

6/14/2018

article USGA, Shinnecock Nation honor Native American golf history
(New York) -- Oscar Bunn grew up two miles south of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the site of this week’s 118th U.S. Open, caddying and learning to play at the...

6/13/2018

article USGA Reaches Deal With Shinnecock Tribe
(New York) -- The U.S. Golf Association and Shinnecock Indian Nation struck a deal on Monday after months of negotiations to allow the tribe to participate in this year...

6/11/2018

article Shinnecock, USGA reach accord on U.S. Open participation
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation and the U.S. Golf Association reached an agreement Monday for tribal participation in this week’s U.S. Open even as...
article U.S.G.A. Comes to Agreement with Shinnecock Indian Nation
(New York) -- Three days before the first tee shot of this year’s United States Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island, the United States Golf...
article U.S. Open: Things to know about Shinnecock Hills
(New York) -- VThe U.S. Open returns to one of the United States’ most historic venues this week, Shinnecock Hills. The windswept linksland in an exclusive Long...
article A Shinnecock Man In The South Pacific Provides A Hint Of The Role Men Of Color Played In Whaling
(New York) -- She was writing from San Francisco with news of a discovery in her family tree. Way back, three great-grandfathers ago, she wrote, she had an ancestor...

6/10/2018

article The story behind Shinnecock Hills
(New York) -- Beauty & The Beast: The story of Shinnecock Hills is a complicated tale mired in myth and misinformation. Tony Dear heads back 150 years to unravel the...

6/3/2018

article COLUMN: U.S. Open Treating Shinnecocks Poorly This Time Around
(New York) -- The U.S. Open seems to be really messing up their longtime relationship with the Shinnecock Indian Nation. It’s too bad. There’s still time to...

5/30/2018

article USGA says it’s close to an agreement with Shinnecocks over Open
(New York) -- The U.S. Golf Association is close to an agreement with the Shinnecock Indian Nation over the tribe’s participation in the upcoming U.S. Open at...

5/29/2018

article Shinnecock Indian Nation and U.S.G.A. Are Close to a Deal for the U.S. Open
(New York) -- After nearly a month of sometimes bumpy negotiations, the United States Golf Association, which will conduct the 118th United States Open next month at the...
article Bail Set At $1 Million-Plus For Suspect In Fatal Hit-and-Run in April Along County Road 39
(New York) -- Chace Quinn, 19, a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, entered not guilty pleas to several felony counts at his arraignment on Tuesday morning.

5/18/2018

article Shinnecock Tribe Members Plan To Protest U.S. Open Over Lack Of Participation
(New York) -- Some members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation plan to stage a protest at this year’s U.S. Open, claiming they were shut out by organizers and could...

5/16/2018

article U.S.G.A.’s Long Relationship With Shinnecock Indians Frays Ahead of U.S. Open
(New York) -- The second United States Open, in 1896, was played at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, a course situated on a strip of Long Island once owned by the...

4/4/2018

article Lance Gumbs, Once Barred From Shinnecock Tribal Council, Once More To Sit On Board
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation on Tuesday elected a tribe member who was banned at one time from running for office to its top governing body, the seven-...

3/26/2018

article Flora E. Eleazer Of The Shinnecock Indian Reservation Dies March 23
(New York) -- Flora E. Eleazer, 86, of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, died on March 23, 2018, in Southampton. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of...

3/15/2018

article Can the Shinnecock Nation Save its Fishing Rights?
(New York) -- Sunrise was just breaking when David Taobi Silva walked out of Heady Creek after checking his eel nets for catch from the previous night. It was April in...

2/21/2018

article Shinnecock Tribal Members Upset Over High-Speed Chase In December Involving Unmarked Police Car
(New York) -- A high-speed chase in December on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation involving Southampton Village Police led to felony charges against two tribe members...

2/16/2018

article Native American tribe open to JV with India's Amity University
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation of South Hampton, New York, is more than willing to partner with New Delhi-based Amity Education Group's new US university...

2/5/2018

article Shinnecock Nation citizen cites treaty in battle over fishing rights
(New York) -- David Taobi Silva, a citizen of the Shinnecock Nation, has been charged by the state of New York for fishing on his tribe's aboriginal territory. Silva...

2/1/2018

article Indians in the Hamptons Stake Claim to a Tiny Eel With a Big Payday
(New York) -- Shinnecock Indians have fished the local waters here on the East End of Long Island since before European settlers first appeared in the 1600s, up through...

1/24/2018

article Shinnecock Tribal Member Continues Fight To Fish In Court
(New York) -- The case against a former leader of the Shinnecock Indian Nation who was ticketed by State Department of Environmental Conservation agents for being in...

1/8/2018

article Janice Ione Marshall Of The Shinnecock Indian Reservation Dies December 25
(New York) -- Janice Ione Marshall of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation died on December 25, 2017, at Southampton Hospital. She was 77.

1/6/2018

article Former Shinnecock leader asserts ancient fishing rights
(New York) -- David Taobi Silvi is attempting to get an illegal fishing charge dismissed, citing the Shinnecock tribe’s ancient rights to fish in and around...

12/27/2017

article On This Site: Bringing the North Fork’s Native Past to Life
(New York) -- It’s easy for most American descendants of people from other continents to think of history in terms of mere hundreds of years. Prior to 1640, most...

12/26/2017

article Shinnecock member sentenced for unauthorized computer access
(New York) -- Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal member Karen Hunter was sentenced last week to 3 years’ probation and ordered to participate in a mental health...

12/16/2017

article Southampton man charged in theft of 3 vehicles, police say
(New York) -- A Southampton man was arrested by State Police on charges of possessing three stolen cars, officials said Friday. David Trotman, 32, of the Shinnecock...

12/13/2017

article Karen Hunter Sentenced To Probation In Case Involving Stolen Emails And Tribe's Gaming Plans
(New York) -- A former member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Gaming Authority was sentenced to three years of probation in federal court on Tuesday for her...

11/18/2017

article Shinnecock Indian Reservation Shooting Suspect Arrested
(New York) -- A 21-year-old man who was accused of firing a shotgun at a car while someone was sitting in it on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation earlier this month was...

10/2/2017

article Camillia Caroline Bullock Of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation Dies September 22
(New Jersey) -- Camillia Caroline Bullock, an elder of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, died on September 22, 20I7, after a long illness. She was 89.

8/15/2017

article Shinnecock Lobster Promises Fresh And Flavorful Seafood
(New York) -- It’s not easy building a seafood restaurant on the East End, where the competition for the freshest catch is high. But this summer, a small shack on...

6/28/2017

article Police Say Man Choked Woman On Two Separate Occasions On Shinnecock Reservation
(New York) -- Two separate domestic incidents within two days of each other on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation resulted in five misdemeanor charges and a violation for...

4/5/2017

article Shinnecocks Hold Tribal Leadership Election, Return King To Power But Deny Gumbs
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation held its annual election for members of the tribe's top governing body, the seven-member Council of Trustees, on Tuesday...

1/18/2017

article Close Vote Makes Gumbs, Wright Eligible To Run For Shinnecock Leadership Posts Again
(New York) -- The members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation narrowly approved a referendum last weekend that restores the rights of former Tribal Trustees Lance Gumbs and...

11/1/2016

article 'Sad Day' For Shinnecock Nation As Former Gaming Authority Member Pleads Guilty to Accessing Email Illegally
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation reacted Monday night after a former member of the gaming authority pleaded guilty to illegally accessing emails...

10/31/2016

article Shinnecock Gaming Official Pleads Guilty To Hacking Emails, Setting Off Tribal Divisions
(New York) -- A former member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Gaming Authority pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to illegally breaking into another tribe...

10/12/2016

article FBI Investigating August Fire On Shinnecock Reservation
(New York) -- A fire that destroyed a family home on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in late August is under investigation by the FBI, the law enforcement agency...

10/10/2016

article FBI probes fire on Shinnecock reservation
(New York) -- The FBI is investigating an Aug. 26 fire at the Shinnecock Indian reservation in Southampton that destroyed two homes, including one occupied by five...

9/3/2016

article Annual Shinnecock powwow puts heritage on display
(New York) -- Throngs of people danced, clapped and bobbed their heads to the rhythmic heartbeat of the drums during the Shinnecock Indian Reservation’s annual...

8/25/2016

article Grant helps Shinnecock Nation repair Southampton shoreline
(New York) -- A federal grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has helped the Shinnecock Indian Nation Reservation restore their Southampton shoreline...
article Shinnecock Nation Holds Blessing Ceremony On Rebuilt Bay Shoreline
(New York) -- Rows and rows of sea grass line the Shinnecock Bay shoreline, stretching for more than 3,000 feet along the beach, behind and between rocks placed at the...

7/15/2016

article Shinnecock Reservation Residents Furious Over Fee For Coopers Beach
(New York) -- As summer visitors flock to Coopers Beach, regularly named as one of the most beautiful in the world, members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation are outraged...

7/6/2016

article Supreme Court Declines To Hear Shinnecock Land Claim
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court last week rejected a request by the Shinnecock Indian Nation for the nation’s top court to review the tribe’s claim to...

6/30/2016

article Shinnecocks angered by Supreme Court’s refusal to hear land claim
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s tribal trustees expressed “frustration and outrage” over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week...

6/27/2016

article Shinnecock Nation hits the end of the line with ancestral land claim
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put an end to a land claim filed by the Shinnecock Nation of New York. Without comment, the justices issued an order...

5/10/2016

article Shinnecock Tribal Member Fights For More Than Parking Ticket
(New York) -- A member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation has a date in Southampton Village Justice Court next week, where she will fight for rights she believes have been...
article Lacrosse Game On Reservation Fosters Spirit Of Community In Southampton
(New York) -- The spirit of community and sharing was on full display at the Shinnecock Reservation on Saturday afternoon. For the first time in Southampton school...

5/2/2016

article Law Profs Back NY Tribe's High Court Petition In Land Row [sub req]
(New York) -- Two Native American organizations and a group of law professors asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take up a petition from the Shinnecock Indian...
article Preschoolers May Be The Key To Reviving Shinnecock Language
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Native Americans can trace their ancestry back more than 10,000 years to the very first people on Long Island. There are now about 1,500...

4/23/2016

article Former Shinnecock Tribal Chief Says Hamptons 'Fail Epically' in Year-Round Community Needs
(New York) -- Former Shinnecock Tribal Chief Lance Gumbs says he's seen a "mass exodus" of year-round residents who can't afford to live in the pricey...

4/4/2016

article Shinnecocks Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Land Claim Case
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation last month asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review its case that claims ownership of thousands of acres of land in Southampton...

3/15/2016

article Shinnecock Native Receives $10,000 Grant To Photograph Historic Sites
(New York) -- Southampton and Shinnecock Nation native Jeremy Dennis has always wanted to use his photography to connect sites on Long Island, like burial grounds and...

2/17/2016

article Former Shinnecock Tribal Chief on Land Battle: 'You Can't Steal Our Land Outright and Not Compensate Us'
(New York) -- Despite a setback in an ongoing fight over ancestral land, the Shinnecock Indian Nation said this week that the battle is far from over. The tribe,...

2/13/2016

article Flanders man shot on Shinnecock Indian Reservation, cops say
(New York) -- State Police are investigating the shooting of a Flanders man on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation early Saturday. Police said the shooting happened about...

2/2/2016

article Whether To Appeal Land Claim Ruling To U.S. Supreme Court
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation will have 60 days to decide whether to appeal an October ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals that dismissed the tribe’s...

1/15/2016

article This Native American tribe on Long Island is trying to raise its language from the dead
(New York) -- A daunting task confronts the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Walk into the Wuneechanunk Preschool on a typical weekday morning and you’ll be greeted by...

1/12/2016

article Shinnecock Shoreline To Be Restored With Sandy Grant
(New York) -- As “The People of the Shore,” members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation have a natural affinity for their beaches—traditionally, they...

12/8/2015

article Shinnecock Program Guides Youth
(New York) -- Eleven local Shinnecock students, in grades four through 10, completed the National Indian Youth Project Venture Leadership Program earlier this month. The...

10/28/2015

article Shinnecock Nation loses attempt to revive ancestral land claim
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Nation of New York appears to be at the end of the road with one of its land claims. The tribe sued the state of New York and other parties...

10/5/2015

article Shinnecock Nation Shines Light On Energy Independence
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation is moving toward energy independence, one house at a time.The reservation hosted a special event on Thursday, October 1, to...

9/25/2015

article NY Indian tribe prepares for US Interior Secretary's visit
(New York) -- Officials at the Shinnecock Indian reservation on eastern Long Island say they are preparing for a visit from U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell....
article U.S. Secretary Of Interior To Visit Shinnecock Reservation
(New York) -- U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally M. Jewell will be visiting the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Thursday, October 1. The event will mark the five-year...

7/5/2015

article Police probe Shinnecock Reservation shooting
(New York) -- Police on Long Island are investigating an early-morning shooting at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton. New York State Police say it...

6/15/2015

article Two Hospitalized After Shooting at Shinnecock Indian Reservation
(New York) -- Two people were hospitalized after a shooting at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Monday morning. At 12:45 a.m., State Police were contacted by...
article Two Shot Following Memorial Service On Shinnecock Reservation Early Monday Morning
(New York) -- State Police, in a statement released Monday afternoon, said that at about 12:45 a.m., officers at the State Police barracks in Riverside were contacted by...

5/22/2015

article New Preschool To Open On Shinnecock Reservation
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation is celebrating the creation of its own preschool with a grand opening next week.

2/20/2015

article Shinnecock Indian Tribe Awarded Indian House Block Grant
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Tribe recently received an award of $220,849 as part of the Indian House Block Grant given by the U.S. Department of Housing and...

12/10/2014

article Officials Investigating Fire At Shinnecock Reservation On Tuesday
(New York) -- The Southampton Town fire marshal’s office is investigating a blaze that ignited a trailer filled with cigarettes on the Shinnecock Indian...

10/24/2014

article A Gamble: Shinnecock Tribe Closes Its Gaming Authority Office
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation has voted to disband their Gaming Authority. It’s a sad day for the tribe. But after years of high hopes, it has all...

10/21/2014

article Shinnecocks change tribal constitution to allow felons to run for council
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation this month voted to amend its tribal constitution to allow members who have been convicted of a felony to run for its council...

10/1/2014

article Shinnecock Indian Nation Disbands Tribal Gaming Authority
(New York) -- With the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s casino plans shelved and the specter of an FBI investigation and unsolved arson swirling, members of the tribe...

9/21/2014

article Shinnecock tribe votes to tighten tobacco rules
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted recently to tighten rules on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and to codify legal residency and...

9/10/2014

article Southampton Town To Preserve Small Slice Of Parrish Pond, Sacred To Tribe
(New York) -- The Southampton Town Board agreed this week to purchase a 1.5-acre lot in the Parrish Pond subdivision in Shinnecock Hills, a former wampum-making site...

9/4/2014

article Shinnecock Nation Fights Noble, Fruitless Battle Against Southampton Residents
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indians made the mistake of establishing themselves—thousands of years ago—on Long Island's East End, adjacent,...

8/27/2014

article Shinnecock Powwow To Honor Veterans In A Special Way This Weekend
(New York) -- In the 68th consecutive year of their annual powwow, members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation are expecting larger-than-ever crowds this Labor Day weekend.

8/13/2014

article Shinnecock Presbyterian Church Pastor Appointed To Stony Brook Board
(New York) -- The Reverend Michael Smith of the Shinnecock Presbyterian Church in Southampton has been appointed to the Council for the State University of New York at...

6/15/2014

article Shinnecock Indian Nation member dies after ATV crash, cops say
(New York) -- A member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, who was injured in a serious car accident that killed two in 2012, died Saturday after he lost control of his all...

6/11/2014

article Tribe Protests Beach Work In Hampton Bays
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Monday morning halted bulldozers as they were crossing a stretch of beach overlooking Peconic Bay that the tribe...

4/21/2014

article Former Shinnecock Leaders Ask BIA to Reject New Council, Mediate Dispute
(New York) -- A group of former Shinnecock Indian Nation elected leaders has asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs not to acknowledge a new tribal council, which they said...

4/16/2014

article Former Shinnecock leaders ask federal agency to reject new trustees council
(New York) -- Two former leaders of the Shinnecock Indian Nation have asked the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to refuse to acknowledge a new council of trustees because...

4/4/2014

article Police: Man critically injured by gunfire on Long Island's Shinnecock Indian Reservation
(New York) -- State police say a man has been critically injured by gunfire on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, Long Island.

4/3/2014

article State Police Back On Shinnecock Reservation Thursday Night
(New York) -- State Police Troopers swarmed onto the Shinnecock Indian Reservation again on Thursday night, blocking the main access road onto the tribal property.

12/11/2013

article Shinnecocks elect tribal leaders
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation on Tuesday elected a slate of seven trustees under a newly formed government, including its first two female trustees, though...

12/10/2013

article Feds: Dix Hills Man Claimed Shinnecock Indian Tribe Tobacco Investments As Part Of Ponzi Scheme
(New York) -- A Dix Hills man has been arrested after authorities say he ran a ponzi scheme promising investors financial returns on investments made in wholesale...

11/2/2013

article Arson Squad Probes Suspicious Shinnecock Gaming Authority Trailer Blaze
(New York) -- The fire that destroyed the Shinnecock Indian Nation's gaming authority trailer is being investigated as an arson, the Southampton Town Fire Marshal...
article Arson Suspected In Fire That Destroyed Gaming Authority Trailer
(New York) -- New York State Police have confirmed they are conducting an active investigation into the cause of the fire. On Thursday morning, State Trooper Eric Baez...

10/31/2013

article Shinnecock trailer fire probed by police
(New York) -- New York State Police and other law enforcement agencies are investigating a fire in an office trailer at the Shinnecock Indian Nation where federal agents...

10/30/2013

article Fire on Shinnecock Reservation Destroys Gaming Authority Office
(New York) -- Officials are investigating the cause of a fire on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation Tuesday night that destroyed a double-wide trailer that was used as...

5/1/2013

article FBI Agents Search Shinnecock Indian Reservation As Part of Criminal Investigation
(New York) -- Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Wednesday morning conducting a search as part of an ongoing criminal...
article FBI conducting search at Shinnecock reservation
(New York) -- The FBI is on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation conducting a search in an ongoing probe, the bureau confirmed Wednesday morning. More than a dozen FBI...
article FBI Raids Shinnecock Gaming Authority in Ongoing Probe
(New York) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the Shinnecock Indian Nation reservation early this morning and conducted a search of the tribal Gaming...
article FBI Searching Shinnecock Reservation
(New York) -- FBI agents on Wednesday searched the Shinnecock Indian Reservation's gaming authority trailer as part of an unspecified probe into the tribe, FBI...

4/2/2013

article Shinnecock Leadership Dispute Sparks Investigation, Election Battle
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Election Committee is going forward with elections for the board of trustees scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 2,...
article Shinnecocks Elect Collins, Silva and Smith As Trustees In Voting Marred By Violence
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation elected three new Tribal Trustees on Tuesday, in elections that were marred by angry confrontations and even assaults on...

3/27/2013

article Ousted Shinnecock Tribal Trustees Call For Investigation Into Casino Deal
(New York) -- Two of the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s former Tribal Trustees, ousted in a disputed tribal vote last fall, are calling for an investigation of Tribal...

2/16/2013

article Leader of Shinnecock Nation cites no recent activity on casino
(New York) -- A leader of the Shinnecock Nation said there's been no "recent activity" on plans for a casino in Nassau County, New York.

2/14/2013

article Nassau County Casino Proposals Slammed by Anti-Gambling Group
(New York) -- About a dozen members of a new anti-gambling group declared their opposition Thursday to any proposals to build a casino in Nassau County, citing quality...

2/9/2013

article Mets Owners Requested Casino, Settle For Mall
(New York) -- With all of the early coverage of Spring Training, it's been easy to miss the recent details that emerged about the further development of a number of...

2/6/2013

article NYC: Shinnecock casino bid in Queens rejected
(New York) -- Three leaders of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and its casino development firm submitted in 2011 a little-known formal bid to open a casino on 30 acres of...

2/5/2013

article City Dismisses Talk of a Willets Point Casino
(New York) -- A crumbling industrial area near Citi Field in Queens has been viewed by Las Vegas gambling companies, an Indian tribe, developers and even some elected...

2/1/2013

article Shinnecock Leadership Strife Causes Casino Company to Cut Off Funding
(New York) -- Monthly stipends paid to the Shinnecock Indian Nation by a Detroit-based casino development company have been suspended while the tribe sorts out who is...

1/30/2013

article Casino Development Company Cuts Off Payments To Shinnecock Tribe
(New York) -- The Detroit development company that has bankrolled the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s ambitious drive toward a gaming facility has suspended its monthly...

11/29/2012

article 2nd Circuit won't reconsider Shinnecock Nation casino dispute
(New York) -- The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday voted against reconsidering a casino dispute involving the Shinnecock Nation of New York.

11/28/2012

article 2nd Circ. Won't Reconsider Case Over NY Tribe's Casino
(New York) -- The Second Circuit refused Wednesday to review its decision lifting a federal injunction against a 61,000-square-foot casino on tribal land in Southampton...
article Circuit Rejects En Banc Review of Indian Access to U.S. Courts
(New York) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday refused to reconsider en banc a decision on American Indian land claims and tribal access to...

10/27/2012

article Shinnecocks Reaffirm Decision to Remove Leaders
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted Tuesday to reaffirm the tribe's July 31 decision to remove two tribal trustees from office, as well as...

10/24/2012

article Shinnecocks Reaffirm Decision to Remove Leaders
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted Tuesday to reaffirm the tribe's July 31 decision to remove two tribal trustees from office, as well as...
article Shinnecocks Vote To Oust Gumbs, Wright, Others From Tribal Leadership
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted on Tuesday night to remove four of its leaders, including two of the three elected Tribal Trustees, from...

9/20/2012

article New York Casino Bidders Boosted By Fading Shinnecock Hopes [sub req'd]
(New York) -- Developers battling to build a mega casino in New York City may have dodged a bullet, with the Shinnecock Nation’s long-standing drive to build a...

9/4/2012

article Internal Strife, Waning Support Stall Shinnecock Casino Plans
(New York) -- As Gov. Andrew Cuomo eyes a referendum to allow seven new non-Indian gaming facilities in New York State, the Shinnecock Indian Nation's ambition to...

9/3/2012

article Push for Shinnecock casino plan stalls
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Nation's longtime plans to launch a Long Island casino are being stalled by internal squabbles and wavering political support.

8/14/2012

article 2 Shinnecock Tribal Trustees Ousted
(New York) -- Two Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal trustees, and two other top officials, have been removed from office by the Southampton tribe following controversy...
article Shinnecock Nation axes leaders after casino partner complains
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Nation of New York removed four leaders from office after the tribe's gaming partner complained, Newsday reports.

8/13/2012

article Shinnecock sacks 4, cites secret business deal
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation's removal of four top officials from their posts this month followed challenges by the tribe's casino backer to several...

8/6/2012

article Shinnecock tribe suspends trustees amid probe
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation last week voted to remove two tribal trustees and two members of the tribe's gaming authority pending a 30-day...

6/26/2012

article Court Strikes Casino Ban for Shinnecock Nation
(New York) -- On Monday, a federal appeals court struck down a 2008 federal court decision barring the Shinnecock Indian Nation from building a casino on their tribal...
article Federal Court Throws Out Injuction Blocking Shinnecocks From Building Hamptons Casino
(New York) -- A nearly five-year legal battle between the Shinnecock Indian Nation, the state of New York and the local Southampton Town has reached a turning point, or...
article Hampton Bays Casino Battle Heads Back to the State
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Trustees said they were "gratified" to learn on Monday that the United States Court of Appeals has tossed out...

6/25/2012

article Appeals Ruling Revives Shinnecock Casino Fight
(New York) -- A federal appeals court has returned to the New York state courts a dispute over whether the Shinnecock Indian tribe should be able to build a casino in...
article Casino Ruling Struck Down
(New York) -- The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday struck down a 2007 federal court decision barring a Long Island American Indian tribe from building a...
article Federal Court Tosses Injunction Preventing Shinnecocks From Building Hampton Bays Casino
(New York) -- A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a court-issued injunction preventing the Shinnecock Indian Nation from using tribe-owned Hampton Bays property...
article Native American casino battle shifts to NY state court
(New York) -- Monday tossed out a ruling that had barred a Long Island-based Native American tribe from building a casino in Southampton, New York.
article NYS, Southampton must fight Native American casino in state court
(New York) -- A split federal appeals court on Monday tossed out a ruling that had barred a Long Island-based Native American tribe from building a casino in Southampton...

6/11/2012

article Thiele Tells Cuomo to Engage in Shinnecock Casino Talks
(New York) -- With five Indian-run casinos already established in the New York State, Assemblyman Fred Thiele told Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a letter last week that the time...

6/6/2012

article Shinnecock call for casino talks with Cuomo
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation today called for a dialogue with Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the tribe’s plans to build a casino on Long Island.

6/5/2012

article Shinnecocks Tell Cuomo to Open L.I. Casino Talks
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Nation Tribal Trustees took exception to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's remarks this week that it would be "unrealistic" to open talks now regarding an...
article Shinnecocks to Cuomo: Talk Indian casino now
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation fired back at Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday, saying that, as a tribal nation, it should not have to wait years to talk about...

6/4/2012

article Cuomo: Talking with Shinnecocks "unrealistic right now"
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Cuomo said Monday it was "unrealistic right now" for him to engage with the Shinnecock Nation about an Indian-run casino on...

6/2/2012

article Cuomo urged to restart Belmont casino talks
(New York) -- A proposed Belmont Park casino, once considered dead and buried, may have received a breath of new life Friday when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that plans to...

6/1/2012

article Editorial: Shinnecock casino at Belmont?
(New York) -- Belmont's future and the hopes of the Shinnecock Indian Nation to run a casino there were dealt a new hand on Friday, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo...

4/6/2012

article Editorial: Let the Shinnecocks cash in
(New York) -- It's long past time for the Shinnecock Indian Nation -- whose South Fork land was stolen outright by Albany and whose legitimate claims to federal...

3/23/2012

article OP/ED: More gambling questions to consider
(New York) -- Genting Group's multibillion-dollar wager on a huge convention center in Queens is really not that risky a bet for the operators of the state's...

3/21/2012

article Thiele Opposes Casino Legalization in New York
(New York) -- Last week, the New York State Assembly passed a state constitutional amendment that opens the door to the establishment of seven new casinos in New York.

2/9/2012

article Letters: Don't bet on casino plans
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's comments about a new casino at Belmont not being economically viable, as he proceeds to promote his plan to have a casino open...

2/6/2012

article Shinnecocks Approve Pact With Gateway Casino Resorts for Long Island Casinos
(New York) -- In a 101-10 vote, the Shinnecock Indian Nation has approved a pact with Gateway Casino Resorts to build three casinos on Long Island. The tribe has...

2/4/2012

article Shinnecocks approve pact to build casino
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation have cleared an important hurdle in their decade-old quest to build casinos on Long Island by overwhelmingly...

2/3/2012

article Cuomo says Belmont casino would 'not make sense'
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo all but indicated to the editorial board at Newsday that a new casino at Belmont Park was a non-starter while touting plans for...
article Shinnecocks Moving Forward On Gaming Contract
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation has voted to accept “major components” of its proposed contract with Gateway Casino Resorts to open and run a...

2/2/2012

article Cuomo: Belmont casino doesn't 'make sense'
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that a new casino at Belmont Park would not be economically viable as he touted plans for the nation's largest...

1/26/2012

article A Shinnecock Casino At Belmont? Don’t Bet On It.
(New York) -- The jovial retired couple had just driven in from Stony Brook to play the new slot machines at the Aqueduct racetrack in south Queens, about a mile from...

1/13/2012

article Shinnecock doggedly pursue Belmont casino
(New York) -- Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently announced plan to expand the Aqueduct racino and add a convention center and hotel to the Queens track, the...

1/11/2012

article Governor Pushes For Gambling Revenues
(New York) -- In his State of the State Address last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he plans to propose an amendment to the State Constitution that would make non...

1/6/2012

article After guv's speech, tribe eyes next move
(New York) -- Leaders of the Shinnecock Indian Nation huddled Thursday to consider their next steps after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $4 billion plan to build a...

1/4/2012

article Pol: Cuomo plan threatens Shinnecock casino
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's plan to build the nation's largest convention center and possibly a casino at Aqueduct Racetrack would "effectively...
article Shinnecock Casino Plans Hampered By Developer Concerns [sub req'd]
(New York) -- New York State’s flagging tribal gaming sector has taken another blow amid a major setback to plans for a Long Island casino that would be just a...

12/21/2011

article Marian Ilitch to roll dice again after New York casino deal gets voted down
(New York) -- Backers of a rejected casino management contract between an American Indian tribe in New York and a partnership co-financed by Detroit's Marian Ilitch...

12/20/2011

article Shinnecock Citizens Reject Gateway Casino Agreement
(New York) -- A majority of Shinnecock Indian Nation members rejected a controversial gaming agreement with its longtime financier, Detroit-based Gateway Casino Resorts...

12/16/2011

article Shinnecocks Reject Casino Partner Contract On Thursday
(New York) -- In a tribal referendum on Thursday, a majority of the members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted against authorizing the tribe’s leaders to sign a...
press release STATEMENT from the Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Board of Trustees
(New York) -- As the elected leaders of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, we understand and accept the vote of our people on Thursday. While some may want to put their own...

12/15/2011

article BLOG: Votes Are Counted & Shinnecock Nation Gives Thumbs Down to Contract with Michael Malik's Gateway Casino Resorts
(New York) -- An intra-tribal war has been brewing on the Shinnecock Indian Nation's Long Island reservation. Members are split about their commitment to move...
article Shinnecock Tribe votes down gaming pact
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation Thursday voted down a gaming pact with partner Gateway Casino Resorts, a rejection of a longtime partner that is certain to...
article Tribe Votes On Casino Partner Contract On Thursday
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation was voting on Thursday on the future of its relationship with a Detroit casino developer who has been bankrolling their years-...

12/14/2011

article BLOG: To Bypass Carcieri and Other Off-Reservation Casino Hurdles, Detroiters Plan Introduction of "Mandatory Acquisition Legislation" in Congress
(New York) -- Detroiters who stand to gain hundreds of million of dollars developing and operating Shinnecock Indian Nation gambling halls on Long Island and possibly...
article Discord Erupts Over Shinnecock Vote On Casino Partner's Future
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation is set to hold a pivotal vote today, December 15, on whether the tribe will continue its business relationship with Gateway...
article Vote To Be Held On Future Of Shinnecock Indian Nation
(New York) -- Some factions within the Shinnecock Indian Nation feel the tribe is giving away too much to its developer and financial partner in its plan to build...

12/13/2011

article BLOG: Detroiter Casino Syndicator Who Can't Get a Michigan Gambling License Reportedly Could Get Biggest Deal in Indian Gaming
(New York) -- Detroiter Michael J. Malik, Sr., can't obtain a gambling license from the Michigan Gaming Control Board, but leaders he's backed at the Shinnecock...
article Shinnecocks to vote casino agreement
(New York) -- Sharply divided members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation are expected to vote Thursday on agreements that will determine whether the tribe moves forward...

10/6/2011

article Shinnecock casino plan wins 2 supporters
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation has won two new influential supporters in its plans for a casino at Belmont Park while advancing a separate plan in Suffolk...

9/23/2011

article What are the odds? [sub req'd]
(New York) -- Developers could impose Vegas on Long Island. And they wouldn’t need a Native American partner to legally separate New Yorkers from their money.

9/14/2011

article Tribe's Latest Hurdle To Casino: Legalized Gambling Proposal
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s effort to secure permission to operate a potentially lucrative casino has cleared a number of mountainous hurdles. But...

7/25/2011

article United States: Tribal Casino And The Asian Global Giant: A Modern David vs. Goliath?
(New York) -- Genting is the Malaysian global gaming juggernaut that has been working on gaming projects within the United States for several years and finally appears...

7/13/2011

article Shinnecock Nation Leaders Reveal Casino Plans To Belmont Neighbors
(New York) -- Representatives of the Shinnecock Indian Nation presented a rough sketch of a proposal for a casino and hotel complex at the Belmont Raceway to civic...

7/8/2011

article Shinnecocks show early Belmont casino plan
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation has unveiled a tentative plan for a Belmont Park entertainment complex that would include a casino, hotel and a renovated rail...

6/27/2011

article Nassau chambers back Belmont casino
(New York) -- The Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce announced today its member organizations had voted unanimously to support the development of a casino at Belmont...

6/22/2011

article Aqueduct casino firm: Shinnecocks a threat
(New York) -- The Malaysian casino company building a more than $800 million gambling emporium at Aqueduct Racetrack described the vitality and frailty of its project,...
article Casino mailing goes to Belmont's neighbors
(New York) -- In its most public effort to date for a Long Island casino, the Shinnecock Indian Nation this week sent 19,000 direct-mail pieces to residents near Belmont...

6/20/2011

article Leader of firm chosen to run Aqueduct's racino says an Indian casino would put facility out of business
(New York) -- Genting New York LLC, the firm chosen to run Aqueduct’s new racino, says a nearby Indian casino would put its facility out of business. Belmont Park...

6/13/2011

article Casino 'site' a beauty
(New York) -- An old Estée Lauder facility on Long Island has been chosen by the Shinnecock Indian Nation's gaming authority as a site for a long-planned casino, The...

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