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Council News - July 2010

Dear Nation Citizens,  

It is with great pleasure that we can make this HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT!!
The Cayuga Nation is moving back to our homeland and re-establishing ourselves upon our lands. This is great news for the Nation. The Nation government office will be moving in the month of October 2010. We decided that we need to back upon our lands. But with this announcement comes lots of work. We have lots of Nation people here in Western New York and we are working very hard on making this move.
More great news. The Cayuga Nation has open four (4) new homes for Nation Citizens. These are for rent to Nation Citizens. All homes are located on Spruce Lane adjacent to Gakwiyo Farm. Please contact Justin Bennett, Cayuga Nation Housing Director for more information.
Once again, the great state of New York is trying to collect cigarette taxes. We are watching this event very closely as it develops.
Weekly fresh produce boxes have begun. So we hope everyone is enjoying the bounty they are all receiving.
United Southern and Eastern Tribes (USET) conference was held in Mobile, Alabama from June 14-17, 2010 and was hosted by the Poarch Creek Tribe.

USET is an organization composed of 25 federally recognized tribes who join together to discuss and share information on all aspects of tribal affairs.

Although the Poarch Creek Tribe hosted the conference it was not held on their land. USET is a large conference and could not be accommodated by the Poarch Creek Tribe,
Several Cayuga members attended this semi-annual USET meeting. They included Clint Halftown, Sharon LeRoy, Anita Thompson, Justin Bennett, Gerald Jimerson Jr and Frances Sasala.
Since the Cayuga Nation is making the move back home in October 2010, we feel it is important for our people to feel safe in the community. The Cayuga Nation is in the process of developing a police force to ensure this safety of our Nation people. The Nation has started the initial steps of finding information on how to develop a police presence in the Cayuga community.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Nation Office at (716) 337-4270. We will be happy to provide with any information you need.
Clint, Tim and Gary