Tag: Clint Halftown

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?

Leadership struggle continues within Cayuga Nation: What’s next?

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
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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
Protesters call for Halftown to step down after

Protesters call for Halftown to step down after buildings demolished in Seneca Falls

Protesters lined up along State Route 89 in Seneca Falls little more than 24 hours after members of the Cayuga Nation woke up stunned to learn than businesses, schools, and other property had been destroyed. The showing of support was significant, as ... MORE
Protest lasts through weekend after demolition at Cayuga Nation property in Seneca Falls

Protest lasts through weekend after demolition at Cayuga Nation property in Seneca Falls

Over the weekend a standoff ensued on opposing sides of State Route 89 in Seneca Falls between the Cayuga Nation Police and members of the Cayuga Nation and supporters who protested in the aftermath of Saturday morning’s raid that led to the ... MORE
Cayuga Nation will hold press conference on Saturday in Seneca Falls

Part of Cayuga Nation will hold press conference in Seneca Falls on Saturday

The Cayuga Nation Chiefs of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy has invited the media to attend that session, which will take place at the School House on Route 89 near the Garden Street Extension intersection. "The difficulties within the Nation are being addressed at that time," ... MORE
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Seneca County says demolition can continue on certain properties owned by Cayuga Nation

Seneca County gives go ahead on Cayuga Nation demolition as federal prosecutors begin investigation

On Thursday there was an update on the government side of things, as it pertained to the demolition of several properties owned by the Cayuga Nation along State Route 89. That news was that demolition could continue forward. Seneca County Chairman of ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Managing lawyer with Indigenous rights law firm weighs in on Cayuga Nation dispute (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Nationally recognized Indigenous rights lawyer weighs in on Cayuga Nation conflict (podcast)

On episode #220 of the Inside the FLX podcast Gabriel Galanda, the managing lawyer of Galanda Broadman, an Indigenous rights law firm stationed out of Seattle, Washington weighs in on the latest chapter of the longstanding Cayuga Nation leadership conflict. Last week, ... MORE
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Violence erupts in Seneca Falls after Cayuga Nation press conference (video & photos)

It was a violent day in Seneca Falls, as a leadership dispute that resulted in several buildings being demolished last weekend on Cayuga Nation property escalated further. A press conference was held by seven chiefs on Saturday, and a short time after ... MORE
Tensions reach breaking point in Seneca Falls over Cayuga Nation leadership

Tensions reach breaking point in Seneca Falls over Cayuga Nation leadership

In a FingerLakes1.com exclusive, Simpson explained that “a handful of people,” specifically Cayuga Nation men walked onto the property, which was when the situation turned violent after being confronted by the Cayuga Nation Police with pepper spray and nightsticks in-hand. The handful ... MORE
Man detained after clash violent clash in Seneca Falls vows to press charges

EXCLUSIVE: Man detained by Cayuga Nation police vows to press charges (audio)

Bowman has broken his silence by speaking with FingerLakes1.com first, assuring that “somebody’s got to learn a lesson” in the form of pressing criminal charges after being beaten and battered by Cayuga Nation officers. “I have a criminal attorney already. He’s going to ... MORE
Cayuga Nation attorneys argue police force has authority in new letter to local law enforcement

Cayuga Nation attorneys argue police force has authority in new letter to local law enforcement

Seneca Falls Police Chief Stuart Peenstra and Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce released a joint-statement after this past weekend's violence at property owned by the Cayuga Nation. A letter from David W. DeBruin, of Jenner & Block, the legal firm that represents ... MORE