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As some of you already know, there is a non-Schaghticoke trespasser ripping, severing and selling our timber on Schaghticoke Reservation. He has dug up huge boulders and with his heavy machinery he has moved, stacked and crushed stone for quarrying. He...

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kat yazzie (400)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 6:10 am

As some of you already know, there is a non-Schaghticoke trespasser ripping, severing and selling our timber on Schaghticoke Reservation. He has dug up huge boulders and with his heavy machinery he has moved, stacked and crushed stone for quarrying. He has bulldozed through our land making roads to lead up the Schaghticoke Mountain. He has bulldozed o ver the resting place where my niece laid her mother, my sister, Paulette Crone-Morangeís remains. He has razed much of the Schaghticoke land as we, and our Ancestorís, have known it and the state of Connecticut officials are turning their cheeks.

In the 1700ís the Colony of Connecticut set aside this land in Kent, CT for the Schaghticoke Indians. This man is not a Schaghticoke Indian. He continues to destroy t he land our Ancestors held onto for us to live on and cultivate. The state of Connecticut is refusing to stop him. Because of this, we must join together in force and do it ourselves, as a Tribe and as STN supporters. This intruder must be stopped now.

With that being said, STN is holding a protest=2 0on January 29th from 10-3 p.m. in Hartford on the south side of the Capitol building to demonstrate our objection. Please forward this email to your family, friends and acquaintances (out of state welcomed). We must act quickly, January 29th is only days away. We need many signatures. Also, if any of you can be present on the 29th to support this very critical issue, call myself at: 203-913-0827, or call the STN Tribal Office at: 203-736-0782 and leave a message or just show up. Dress warm. Your assistance is needed and appreciated. Please sign onto the petition now and forward it to as many as you can.

Thank you,
Linda M. Gray,
STN Tribal Genealogist

Pamylle G (461)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 6:42 am
Signed & noted, dear Kat !

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 7:06 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Kat.

. (0)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 7:13 am
noted & signed, thanks Kat

Sunday January 18, 2009, 7:43 am
noted, commented and signed by both me and hubby.

Henry P (171)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 7:54 am
signed and noted Thanks Kat

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 8:10 am
#703 signed, I will be sure to forward to others.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 8:49 am
Noted and signed the petition.

Linda H (199)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 11:25 am
Noted and signed.Thanks,Kat.

Dave Kane (308)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 11:40 am
If this guy is trespassing, and the property is posted "no trespassing,violators will be prosecuted etc., etc." wouldn't it be legal to either arrest him or even shoot him?

Just wondering -- I had some timber stolen from some property i had purchased at a county auction and the local DA couldn't have been more bored listening to my complaint. I knew who did it and where he lived, but the DA was not interested at all. Or the local papers Or the Sherrif. That was about ten years ago -- tougher laws have been passed since then (in Sullivan county, NY anyway) and I think this guy needs to be locked up, his equipment confiscated and given to the landowners as compensation -- at the very least.

; / dat's my 2 cents anyway

-- Enjoy the new Boss, hopefully Not the same as the old boss (We know Obama talks a good game, now let's see what changes besides appearances and better speechifyin' : )

Scarlett P (126)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 12:08 pm
Noted... Signature 727... Thanks Kat for the info..

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 1:47 pm
Then stand together and drive them crazy till they stop him. Sit in the county offices,picket everyday. They will wear out in time.

Talldeer C (47)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 2:12 pm
The words from the story sum it up best..This intruder must be stopped now!!! Signed and posted.Wado Kat you are truly Amasing!!!!!!

Brandy Huston (230)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 2:18 pm
Signed and Noted. 749. Thanks Kat.

John Bessa (305)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 2:39 pm
We live in the area, and it is amazing that anyone could get away with that especially since the area is well populated.

We will try to be there, John and Eve

. (0)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 4:39 pm
lock him up he is stealing he has no buissness over there

Linda B (71)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 6:04 pm
Signed and noted.

sue M (184)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 7:58 pm
Signed and noted.
Thanks Kat.

Sunday January 18, 2009, 10:49 pm
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