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- 3436 days ago -
MNN. Jan. 16, 2008. The Seneca Nation of the Rotino'shonni:onwe, Iroquois Confederacy, are demanding that the colonial state of New York stop illegally operating an unlawful business on our territory - which is the Interstate Thruway #90. It is an...

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kat yazzie (400)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 5:23 pm
Please let me know if I need to pot this, will you? Thanks!

Pamylle G (461)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 5:27 pm
I've said it before: NY state is no friend to the First Nations !

sue M (184)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 5:33 pm
President Obama ( hmm like the sound of that) has promised to help the Native Americans. It will be a good test to see if he will put an end to all this crap!

Keep writing to him folks, he can't hear you unless you speak.

. (0)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 5:41 pm
noted thank you i go to the indian casinos i like them

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 6:50 pm

My heritage is Seneca - thought I'd check this article out. Thanks for posting!


Gayle M (444)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 7:46 pm
Since I was born in New York, but my Nation is not Seneca, may I ask where the Nation suggests all New York peoples and those in Canada move to? I support Nations with treaty and repurchase/returning of lands but another Native was gifted 200 acres near me, and the Seneca blocked her ability to inherit from her Mother & Aunt. The land lies fallow, as they patrol it and will not allow family to continue to farm the apples or food of anykind.

Gayle M (444)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 7:47 pm
PS. she is Cherokee, not Seneca.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 1:57 am
Noted. Thanks Kat.

Charles D. J (11)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 6:16 am
Absolutely fascinating what we non-Native Americans don't know about treaties between our U.S. government and the Native American peoples! Even though I have no legal training, nor insight,it seems to me that steps need to be taken to remedy, if not rectify, years of bullying on the part of the NY State government--for all I know, all state governments. I surely hope that Governor Paterson decides to consider the situation with a more open- minded approach and that our new President, Mr. Obama, takes a far greater interest in the mistreatment of Native Americans than have his predecessors. No, I'm not a Native American, but I am a person who doesn't appreciate, nor care to perpetuate, bullying at any level.

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 6:31 am
If you don't do things the right way the first time, it tends to come back at you to make right further down the road.

Michael Owens (1647)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 7:15 am
Noted. Thanks Kat.

Nancy M (169)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 12:11 pm
Charles, this has been going on since the 1700s and I am guessing will never be resolved. No politician would sign of on it. The treaties were developed back then but not completely signed off or fully enacted. It rears it ugly head every twenty years or so.

Yes, Dandelion, it didn't get done fully the first time and it keeps coming back.

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 12:16 pm
YOW! Isn't it just wonderful when people find their voice and can be heard?

Warren Motter (1055)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 6:36 pm
The Seneca Nation has closed down highways through their land before. So, it isn't an empty threat. There's a six month time for things to get cleared up. So, we'll see who backs down.

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 6:40 pm
Amen, Warren! That's Seneca land; part of the NYState Thruway is Seneca land ... it's officially recognized as such. I'd love to see them get all their land back and then they can offer leases on it; the income from the land is theirs.

Eternal Optimist (115)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 11:23 am
Noted with thanks Kat :)

. (0)
Saturday February 21, 2009, 5:40 pm
noted thank you Kat the more I learn the more enraged I become with how my people treat the Native Americans. I knew it was bad but this is worse than when they first came to your country and stole it. Why the greed and refusal to learn from past mistakes??? How dare they steal your land and livelihood
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