Latest Oneida Stories

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...

2014-06-14 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...

2014-04-28 23:05:57

Oneida Indian Nation member and 71-year-old retiree Ray Fougnier will compete in the worldwide powerlifting championship in South Africa this June, with his travel being sponsored by the Nation. Though Fougnier joined the sport late in life, he has already achieved great success and hopes to inspire the Native American community, and children in particular, to embrace fitness and health. Oneida Nation Homelands, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The Oneida Indian Nation today announced that its...

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...

2014-02-28 23:24:30

Have you ever wondered what happens to the half-empty bottles of hotel shampoo and bars of soap you use? Through a new partnership with Clean the World, Turning Stone Resort Casino in Central New York is now reusing and recycling them to help prevent fatal diseases in developing regions and to reduce landfill waste. Oneida Nation Homelands (NY) (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Turning Stone Resort Casino has announced its innovative new approach to disposing of the hotel’s hundreds of...

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...

2011-01-10 10:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Suzanne Sobel will serve as the Managing Director. She has spent her career in media and publishing, most recently working with her firm for clients such as The French Culinary Institute, The Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway company, and most recently, the Oneida Indian Nation. Sobel joined Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 1991 and served in various roles throughout her tenure, including Executive Vice President of Ad Sales and Marketing....

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.