Sunday, February 25, 2007

New Zealand, Canada take different paths in aboriginal treaty claims

Interesting, on Long Island in New York State we have a court case on behalf of the Shinnecock native Americans that properties were seized in 1859 illegally from them to build roads and other areas that today encompass some of the most expensive real estate on Long Island, i.e., Southampton, NY the oldest incorporated town in New York State. Southampton College there is now part of Stony Brook University and opening again. Stony Brook also has a small campus in Manhattan. I hope something will work out. I worked with a former Southampton College student, one of its radio DJs, who worked summers with one of the heritable chiefs of the Shinnecock in a landscaping business on some of the big estates out there. Another coworker, our office secretary's husband,  was a composer and music professor at the college Mr. Gary Washington. She went on to work in the Peconic Land Trust. 

Source: "Where perspectives connect"  "New Zealand, Canada take different paths in aboriginal treaty claims"

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