Tag: Gabriel Pietrorazio

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
REPORT: Bureau of Indian Affairs revealed Cayuga Nation doesn’t possess public contracts for law enforcement, tribal court

REPORT: Bureau of Indian Affairs revealed Cayuga Nation never possessed public law 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 received any federal funding through law enforcement ... MORE
GET TO THE POINT: The Purpose of a Presser

GET TO THE POINT: The Purpose of a Presser

Meltwater, one of the world's leading media monitoring companies, revealed an often overlooked, inconvenient truth when it comes to the precious balance between public relations and journalism, especially now during the 21st century. In a recent post titled “How to Pitch Your Press ... MORE
A second COVID-19 Easter Sunday in Washington: prayers for Capitol Police, calls for vaccinating continue

A second COVID-19 Easter Sunday in Washington: prayers for Capitol Police, calls for vaccinations continue

A second Easter amid COVID-19 couldn’t stop parishioners from spreading the message of God in Washington on the Sunday holiday. It was a breezy but sunny bright Sunday along the National Mall. Hundreds of families and friends gathered in groups on the ... MORE
SUMMONS, SUBPOENAS SENT: A grand jury assembling in Seneca County, seeking criminal charges after violent Cayuga Nation press conference in 2020

SUMMONS, SUBPOENAS SENT: A grand jury assembling in Seneca County, seeking criminal charges after violent Cayuga Nation press conference

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 Fayette resident and his ongoing struggle with ... MORE
CAPITOL CONNECTION: Another offi

CAPITOL CONNECTION: Another officer dies in D.C., Chauvin trial plays out on TV, and politics in Washington (newsletter)

A look at the fatal incident at the Capitol, as a police officer died after a person rammed a vehicle into an established barricade. It was the second line-of-duty death in 2021 among the U.S. Capitol Police. There was also the ongoing ... MORE
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John Katko, a conservative change of heart

John Katko, a conservative change of heart

Once upon a time, Congressman John Katko considered Donald Trump as a divisive but necessary fixture in American politics, but that belief recently changed, causing him to cut ties with the disgraced leader in only a matter of a few months — ... MORE
State historic preservation office stands beside Seneca Nation to protect former reservation, historical sites from solar development

State historic preservation office stands beside Seneca Nation to protect former reservation, historical sites from solar development

“The SHPO recommends that Invenergy avoid all impacts to the former Canawaugus Reservation…” New York State’s Historic Preservation Office is siding with the Seneca Nation in their ongoing struggle to prevent the development of an expansive solar farm upon historical Indigenous lands ... MORE
WEEKEND NEWSLETTERS: Get caught up with Capitol Connection & Sunday Insight for Feb. 27 & 28

WEEKEND NEWSLETTERS: Get caught up with Capitol Connection & Sunday Insight for March 6 & 7

Have you been busy this week? Don’t worry- we have been, too. That’s why we have our weekend newsletters, produced with our readers in mind. Getting caught up on the most-important stories from the week has never been easier. Our weekly newsletters ... 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
WEEKEND NEWSLETTERS: Get caught up with Capitol Connection & Sunday Insight for Feb. 27 & 28

WEEKEND NEWSLETTERS: Get caught up with Capitol Connection & Sunday Insight for Feb. 27 & 28

Have you been busy this week? Don’t worry- we have been, too. That’s why we have our weekend newsletters, produced with our readers in mind. Getting caught up on the most-important stories from the week has never been easier. Our weekly newsletters ... 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