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2014-06-30 23:13:10

Ray Fougnier won overall silver for his division and medaled in each of the three powerlifting events at the 2014 International Powerlifting Federation Championships in South Africa this month. Fougnier, whose travel was sponsored by the Oneida Indian Nation, grew up on the Nation’s homelands in central New York and hopes his powerlifting success will help inspire Native Americans, particularly children, to embrace exercise and healthy living. Oneida Nation Homelands (NY) (PRWEB) June...

2014-06-24 16:22:24

CALGARY, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board is making $300,000 available under its Participant Funding Program to support participation in the hearing for the proposed Eastern Mainline Project. These funds will help landowners, Aboriginal groups, incorporated non-industry, not-for-profit organizations, and other interested persons to participate in the regulatory process. A higher amount may be considered once applications for funding are received. On 8 May 2014,...

2014-06-14 16:20:10

With support of Native American groups, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ calls for more than 40,000 local church members in D.C. region to boycott Washington football team and merchandise. NEWARK, Del., June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ passed a resolution at its annual meeting Saturday, June 14, pressuring the National Football League and the Washington Redskins franchise to change the team name...

2014-04-11 23:02:27

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples today declared the name of Washington’s NFL team and its mascot a “hurtful reminder of past suffering of Native Americans.”* Today’s statement is being lauded by the Oneida Indian Nation, whose representative Ray Halbritter met with the UN Human Rights Committee in January regarding the Washington NFL team and the mascot they feel to be offensive, and by Executive Director of the National Congress of American...

2012-08-24 23:00:46

The Sacred Fire Community held its annual "Reunion" at the Blue Deer Center in Margaretville, NY, from August 10-13. Over 150 people attended from several different countries and were entertained by both local and national speakers and performers. MARGARETVILLE, NY, AUGUST 21, 2012 (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 The international Sacred Fire Community organization held its 10th annual “Reunion” at the Blue Deer Center in the Catskill Mountains the weekend of August 10-13th. Over 150...

2012-05-23 23:00:28

Premium Verizon retailer opens new store, invests in the future of local economy Oneida, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Cellular Sales, the nation´s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer recently announced the grand opening of a new store at 1067 Oneida Plaza Dr., in Oneida. “Cellular Sales is proud to announce the opening of our newest store in the Oneida area,” said Luke Fletcher, regional director of Cellular Sales. “The New York market has been very hospitable to...

2011-07-19 15:45:00

Film to Shoot in Central New York This Fall Project Attracts A-list Production Team ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The history of how American Indians are portrayed in the mainstream culture is about to change. The Oneida Indian Nation has greenlit its first theatrical feature film; it was announced today by Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises. FIRST ALLIES tells the true story of the Oneidas, one of...


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Finger Lakes National Forest
2013-12-24 11:03:56

The Finger Lakes National Forest is made up of 16,259 acres of Seneca and Schuyler counties, located between Seneca Lake and Cayuha Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York within the United States of America. The forest has over 30 miles of interconnecting trails that cross ravines, pastures, woodlands, and gorges. Although roughly 3.2 million acres of New York State is located in State Forest Preserves, Wildlife Management Areas, and Forests, there are few large areas of public land...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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