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U.S. Recognizes Long Island Tribe (Shinnecock casino on its way)
NY Times ^ | 06/15/2010 | DANNY HAKIM

Posted on 06/15/2010 10:56:49 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

ALBANY — The Obama administration approved the Shinnecock Indians on Long Island for federal recognition on Tuesday, culminating a court battle lasting three decades and paving the way for the tribe to build a casino in New York City or its suburbs.

While there is still a 30-day comment period before the matter is fully settled, the support of the administration all but assures the 1,292-member tribe’s recognition. The announcement, made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Tuesday morning, will almost certainly change the way of life for the relatively impoverished tribe, whose members live on 800 acres in Southampton, N.Y., in the midst of some of the nation’s wealthiest and most famous celebrities.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: casino; gambling; indian; tribal
Southhampton casino, here I come.

Seriously, this isn't going to sit well with the Steven Spielbergs et al.

1 posted on 06/15/2010 10:56:50 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

When does the Fukawi tribe get a casino?


2 posted on 06/15/2010 10:58:39 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: OldDeckHand
paving the way for the tribe to build a casino in New York City or its suburbs.
More property dropped from the tax roles.
3 posted on 06/15/2010 10:59:30 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: OldDeckHand
The Shinnecock Tribe has been around for ever. I remember going to the Pow Wows as a teenager, and that was decades ago.

God bless 'em!

4 posted on 06/15/2010 11:07:47 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (-)
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To: Wolfie

They’re still lost.


5 posted on 06/15/2010 11:08:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Wolfie
"When does the Fukawi tribe get a casino?"

I'm not sure about the casino, but I believe they've recently acquired a big white home, a fleet of helicopters, their own plane and an endless supply of boob-belts.

6 posted on 06/15/2010 11:10:17 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

There is a group of Cherokees who bought five acres near HOT SPRINGS AR and have been trying to get it recognized as a “reservation”. They want to build a casino there.

For what it is worth, back in the 1950s and early 1960s, HOT SPRINGS AR was the illegal gambling mecca of the US.

Another group is trying to get a casino at the family resort BRANSON, MO.


7 posted on 06/15/2010 11:11:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Viva los SB 1070)
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To: OldDeckHand

I live on Long Island in Suffolk county, about a half hour west of where they want have said they want to build this casino. It would take a LOT of road construction to get near that area. There is an apple picking festival near that area every year. The traffic for that backs up for an hour or more. I can’t even imagine what it’d be if there was a casino there.

Did the Shinnecock plan include building up the roads to handle the increased traffic?


8 posted on 06/15/2010 11:12:28 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (WHO ARE YOU??? WHO ARE YOU??? Bob Etheridge (D-North Carolina))
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To: OldDeckHand

They gonna sell cheap cigs to all the palefaces?


9 posted on 06/15/2010 11:14:23 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Branson was one.
Lake of the Ozarks was another.

Both went nowhere.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 11:14:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Personal Responsibility
"Did the Shinnecock plan include building up the roads to handle the increased traffic?"

The article is exceptionally sparse, but from what I've read in previous articles, I don't believe so. So far, the fight has been solely about getting recognized - recognition that automatically comes with some inherent ability to build a specific kind of casino on their own land. The mention of Manhattan or NYC suburbs is news to me.

This tribe is also battling it out with owners of some PRIME real estate in the Hamptons over ownership, including Shinnecock Hills. The total value of these contested properties is well over $1 billion. Where this casino ends up, and what kind of casino it will be has yet to be litigated or negotiated in any way.

11 posted on 06/15/2010 11:17:54 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: McGruff
"They gonna sell cheap cigs to all the palefaces?"

Here's the best part - after Obama gets through destroying the economy, there's a reasonable chance that wampum will regain its intrinsic value. They might actually get to buy Manhattan back with shells and shiny things.

12 posted on 06/15/2010 11:19:37 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Whatever they sell to whom ever, it still brings up the issue of the Constitutionality of government giving an advantage to a special group based on race.

Dat Wasist!


13 posted on 06/15/2010 11:36:44 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: OldDeckHand

"Hey Butthead -- Did they say 'Shiny C#ck'?!"

14 posted on 06/15/2010 11:36:52 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Wolfie

Where are they located?


15 posted on 06/15/2010 11:38:01 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: OldDeckHand
Inside Story:

The Shinnecock Tribe has been very, shall we adulterated, in the past 150 years since the Civil War.

The typical Shinnecock is now about 10 to 12 percent “Native American,” about 4 to 5 percent Caucasian, about 4 to 6 percent Hispanic and about 80 percent African American.

The so-called Shinnecock Nation is purely a welfare-seeking group trying to hide their reparations, handout, no taxes on cigaretts and special privileges seeking agenda under a banner of “Native American Pride”

When you go onto their reservation, it's Detroit and/or Bubbaworld East.

Typical example (different tribe): http://unkechaug.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/indians091012_2_5601.jpg

Shinnecock "Indians" http://www.reznetnews.org/files/Shinnecocks%20Casino.jpg

16 posted on 06/15/2010 11:55:01 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: OldDeckHand
Inside Story:

The Shinnecock Tribe has been very, shall we adulterated, in the past 150 years since the Civil War.

The typical Shinnecock is now about 10 to 12 percent “Native American,” about 4 to 5 percent Caucasian, about 4 to 6 percent Hispanic and about 80 percent African American.

The so-called Shinnecock Nation is purely a welfare-seeking group trying to hide their reparations, handout, no taxes on cigaretts and special privileges seeking agenda under a banner of “Native American Pride”

When you go onto their reservation, it's Detroit and/or Bubbaworld East.

Typical example (different tribe): http://unkechaug.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/indians091012_2_5601.jpg

Shinnecock "Indians" http://www.reznetnews.org/files/Shinnecocks%20Casino.jpg

17 posted on 06/15/2010 11:56:36 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: OldDeckHand
Inside Story:

The Shinnecock Tribe has been very, shall we SAY "adulterated," in the past 150 years since the Civil War.

The typical Shinnecock is now about 10 to 12 percent “Native American,” about 4 to 5 percent Caucasian, about 4 to 6 percent Hispanic and about 80 percent African American.

The so-called Shinnecock Nation is purely a welfare-seeking group trying to hide their reparations, handout, no taxes on cigaretts and special privileges seeking agenda under a banner of “Native American Pride”

When you go onto their reservation, it's Detroit and/or Bubbaworld East.

Typical example (different tribe): http://unkechaug.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/indians091012_2_5601.jpg

Shinnecock "Indians" http://www.reznetnews.org/files/Shinnecocks%20Casino.jpg

18 posted on 06/15/2010 11:57:15 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: oh8eleven
nys is facing a huge budget crisis and all it can do is hand more tax free benefits out....unbeliebable..

this is whyl I think all state govts should vote in govt controlled gambling...at least when I drop money it'll be for the state, not some 1/4 Indian blonde guy with the blue eyes....

19 posted on 06/15/2010 12:04:58 PM PDT by cherry
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nys is facing a huge budget crisis and all it can do is hand more tax free benefits out....unbeliebable..
I know, I'm in NY ......... but trying to move to SC.
20 posted on 06/15/2010 12:11:53 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: OldDeckHand

It’s time this country got rid of it’s tribes, indian treaties and reservations. How can we argue against the multiculturalist crap if we encouraging division rather than assimilation?


21 posted on 06/15/2010 8:19:25 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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