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Things to Do On Long Island For Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023

During Indigenous People’s Day, Native traditions are proudly on full display. NPR reported that the very idea of Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed in 1977 at a United Nations conference. Years later, Indigenous Peoples’ Day was then first celebrated in South Dakota in 1990. In 2021, President Joe Biden’s administration issued a proclamation declaring …

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Q&A: Member of the Shinnecock Nation Speaks on the Fight to Free Beach Access for Tribe Members

Q&A: Member of the Shinnecock Nation Speaks on the Fight to Free Beach Access for Tribe Members

On July 9, members of the Native American Shinnecock Nation and their allies held a protest to demand that the Southampton Village Board of Trustees give free beach access to tribal members. Tela Troge, a Shinnecock tribal attorney and director of the Shinnecock Kelp Farmers, sat down with Shades of Long Island to discuss the …

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"We’re Still Here": Jeremy Dennis Uses Visual Art to Explore Indigenous Identity

“We’re Still Here”: Jeremy Dennis Uses Visual Art to Explore Indigenous Identity

Jeremy Dennis was born and raised in the Shinnecock Indian Reservation located in Southampton. The Shinnecock Nation is a community of people who have been around for nearly 10,000 years, yet there are people out there who are unaware of their existence.  “Most people think of Native Americans in the past tense,” said Dennis. “For …

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