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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...

2013-11-13 16:25:28

CLINTON, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The legitimacy of self-proclaimed "civil rights" activist, Ray Halbritter, who has been publicly seeking to have the Redskins name changed, has been called into question by documents obtained by full-blooded Oneida Indian, Melvin Phillips. Phillips claims that Halbritter has hijacked the Oneida culture to serve his own interests. In this public video, in his own words, Halbritter describes his leadership role as, "He who has the gold,...

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...

2012-02-28 15:28:00

Onondaga Nation seeks justice and honoring of treaties despite courts, Doctrine of Discovery WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Onondaga Nation's lawyers filed the appeal of the 2010 dismissal of their Land Rights Action to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City today, but Onondaga and other Haudenosaunee leaders chose Washington D.C. to announce the filing, bringing with them the original wampum belt U.S. President George Washington commissioned...

2012-02-27 08:43:00

Onondaga Nation seeks justice and honoring of treaties despite courts, Doctrine of Discovery WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 28, 2012, Onondaga Nation and other Haudenosaunee leaders will bring to Washington D.C. the wampum belt U.S. President George Washington commissioned for the Haudenosaunee to commemorate the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua. They will use it to remind the American government and people of their treaty obligations, which have yet 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...

2011-04-28 11:59:00

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Casinos will deliver an unprecedented level of excitement this summer to the Western New York, Southern Ontario, and Northern Pennsylvania and Ohio regions with "Summer Rush" - a package of world-class entertainment, promotions and special events during June through August. Summer Rush takes place in Western New York at four locations: Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in...

2011-02-22 16:56:00

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is pleased and honored to announce that Aretha Franklin will make her return to the concert stage at the Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m. The legendary "Queen of Soul," recently honored at the Grammy Awards, said in a recent interview that she is back at "150 percent" for her upcoming shows. Tickets range between $55 and $85 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16....

2010-12-08 15:27:00

LEWISTON, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after completing its inaugural season of play, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is already earning national recognition. The Robert Trent Jones II-designed par-72 championship layout was listed at number six on the list of Best New Courses in America by GOLF Magazine. Seneca Hickory Stick, which was developed by Seneca Gaming Corporation and opened for play on July 2, was the only course located in New York State and one of only...


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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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