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SFN NEWS

 
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SFN AND NEW YORK STATE’S EXTREME HEAT ACTION PLANNING

August 6, 2022

As a part of SFN's commitment to Climate Justice, Sachem Hawk Storm participated, on behalf of SFN, in the NY State's Extreme Heat Action Plan Interim Recommendations Report recently released for extreme heat action planning work in New York State.

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SCHAGHTICOKE UNITY GATHERING 2022

June 4-5, 2022

 Schaghticoke First Nations will hold its annual unity gathering for Tribal citizens and special, invited guests. The gathering will provide updates on the work at the Caskoak and with the Tribe in general, as well as feature story-telling, activities for children and youth, and a communal meal. Camping is welcome. For more Information, please contact sfn.tribal.email@gmail.com.

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GHOST TOWNS, FREE BLACKS, MAHICANS, QUAKERS AND MORE

January 22, 2022

Who was Chicken Warrups? What became of the Wampanoag, Pequot, and Mahican residents of Shekomenko? Schaghticoke First nations members will be a part of the conversation moderated by Valerie LaRobardier. This program is presented by the Dutchess County Genealogical Society and the Schaghticoke First Nations.

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY NYC

October 10-11, 2021

The 7th Annual Commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day NYC will take place once again on Randalls Island. Local Indigenous leaders, as well as artists, performers, and service organizations, will be featured on both days. The Schaghticoke First Nations is a member of the Coordinating Committee and a co-sponsor of this event. For more information visit https://ipdnyc.org/

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October 8, 2021

On October 8, 2021, the City of Troy New York proclaimed the second Monday in October, Indigenous Peoples Day. The Resolution also recognizes contemporary area Indigenous Peoples including the Stockbridge Munsee, the Ramapo Munsee Lenape, and the Schaghticoke First Nations.

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SCHAGHTICOKE HARVEST GATHERING

October 11, 2021

Schaghticoke Community members celebrated "Harvest Gathering" at Caskoak in Columbia County, NY. The gathering was led by Clan Mother Aldonna "Snowbird" Powell Johnson. The gathering's activities shared a potluck meal, community discussions, and youth-oriented archery.

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SCHAGHTICOKE WALKING TOUR OF THE DOVER STONE CHURCH

July 20, 2021

Schaghticoke First Nations collaborated with Webutuck Elementary School on an educational walking tour of the Dover Stone Church. The activity included a sharing of history and the importance of this site to the Schaghticoke. This program was a part of SFN's "United Against Racism" initiative. The Dover Stone Churchi is not a church but ia stunning rock formation and waterfall in a cave. It was used by Schaghticoke as a refuge in the 17th century.

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PANEL: WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN YOUR HISTORY IS ERASED?

July 1, 2021; 6:30 PM Eastern

Sachem Hawkstorm and Kasike R. Múkaro Borrero will speak on Schaghticoke and Taíno Indigenous History. Valerie LaRobardier will moderate .This panel is presented by the Dutchess County Historic Society; Schaghticoke First Nations, and the United Confederation of Taíno People.

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SCHAGHTICOKE UNITY GATHERING

June 6, 2021

Schaghticoke First Nations will hold its annual unity gathering for Tribal citizens and special, invited guests. The gathering will provide updates on the work at the Caskoak and with the Tribe in general, as well as feature story-telling, activities for children and youth, and a communal meal. A special presentation will highlight Schaghticoke First Nations partnership with the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Adv IV Studio.

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Jan. 5-9, 2021

This virtual conference combines the NCSE Annual Conference and the Second International Drawdown Conference. The event brings together their synergistic missions to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision-making and to help the world reach “drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases stop climbing and start to steadily decline, and stop catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible. SFN was represented at the event.

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WATER JUSTICE CONFLUENCE

December 11-12, 2020

Representing the Schaghticoke First Nations, Sachem Hawk Storm is a featured speaker at this two-day virtual gathering that seeks to empower youth as stewards of the Hudson River. Sachem Hawk Storm will speak at 1PM EST on December 12. This program is a partnership with Riverkeeper and Media Sanctuary.

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

October 12, 2020

Representing Schaghticoke First Nations, Sachem Hawk Storm provides the opening statement and land acknowledgment at this Columbia University event.

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LOOKING AHEAD TO LIFE AFTER COVID, PART 6

September 25, 2020

Join us! LOOKING AHEAD TO LIFE AFTER COVID, PART 6, September 25, 11am – 12:30pm PDT. Presenters: Janene Yazzie; Nick Tilsen; Ozawa Bineshi Albert; Yamilka Hernandez; Brandon Makaawaawa; Sachem Hawk Storm. Roberto Múkaro Borrero, Moderator. Register here: https://bit.ly/3kJNdzD

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CLIMATE JUSTICE THROUGH RACIAL JUSTICE MARCH AND RALLY

September 2020

Sunday, 9/20/20, we will be out on the streets to demand Climate Justice through Racial Justice. Please wear a mask if you would like to come out to support. Schaghticoke First Nations is a co-sponsor of this event.

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SCHAGHTICOKE FIRST NATIONS TESTIFIES AT TROY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

August 27, 2020

As an Indigenous Peoples of the region, Schaghticoke First Nations oppose the development and rezoning proposal for 1011 2nd Street in Troy due to a number of factors, but among the most important, is the historic significance of this land to Indigenous Peoples. See testimony here.

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SFN JOINS CALL TO CHANGE RACIST WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NAME

July 13, 2019

The Schaghticoke First Nations is proud to be included among nearly 1500 signatories including Native-led organizations representing thousands more calling on the Washington R*dskins to change their team name. Read the letter and list sent to the @NFL here: http://bit.ly/2CrAAZe
#NotYourMascot #ChangeTheName

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SCHAGHTICOKE FIRST NATIONS SUPPORTS UNITED AGAINST RACISM

June 29, 2019

SFN is a part of the Indigenous Peoples Day NYC Committee organizing this solidarity action taking place at Columbus Circle in NYC.

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UN AT 75: CLIMATE ACTION & RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

June 9, 2019

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, June 16th from 9 am - 10:30 am EST for an engaging UN 75 Dialogue event dedicated to Climate Action & Resilient Communities. RSVP for the event using this link in order to receive Zoom call-in details 24 hours prior to the event: bit.ly/RSVPClimate616. The concept note and speaker bios can be found here: bit.ly/Resilient616.

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SCHAGHTICOKE FIRST NATIONS EARTH WEEK NYC 2020 PARTNER

April 22, 2020

Schaghticoke First Nations is a part of a coalition that has organized a massive strike for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, today, April 22. As Indigenous Peoples we know the climate crisis is here, and we can’t wait for the next disaster to demand climate leadership. While we cannot mobilize in person, we can still make our voices heard from home. Learn more at www.earthweeknyc.com for everything you need to know to join 3 days of digital action to demand a just, sustainable, and livable future. #EarthWeekNYC

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SARA YAWANAWA AND SACHEM HAWK STORM PRESENT FOR COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

February 25, 2020

Sara Yawanawa and Sachem Hawk Storm were invited to speak on Indigenous issues for Professor Elsa Stamatopoulou’s class at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race department at Columbia University on February 25th. Sara as she spoke on empowering women in the Yawanawa community and how they are changing traditional roles; Sara has two aunts that are now shamans, a role once only held by men. Sachem Hawk Strom spoke on how people have been separated from the land and how this separation has been reinforced in our psyche by European languages.

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SARA YAWANAWA AND SACHEM HAWK STORM SPEAK AT UNDP

February 21, 2020

Sara Yawanawá of the indigenous Yawanawá Peoples of the Brazilian Amazon was in New York on February 21, 2020 to share how women in her community were working to safeguard the forest and engage in sustainable livelihoods. The discussion was held at the offices of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Sachem Hawk Storm of the Schaghticoke First Nations also spoke during the event on partnerships and agrofood forestry.

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NYC SOLIDARITY 4 "WETSUWETEN"

February 18, 2020

Schaghticoke First Nations is a member of the Indigenous Peoples Day NYC Committee (IPDNYC), a coalition of 13 Indigenous Peoples and indigenous-led organizations. The IPDNYC Committee organized a solidarity action outside the Canadian Consulate and Permanent Mission to the United Nations on February 18, 2020, to support the Wet’suwet’en Nation in their opposition to a Coastal GasLink pipeline scheduled to enter their traditional territory in British Columbia, Canada.

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SCHAGHTICOKE SACHEM SPEAKS AT RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

January 22, 2020

Indigenous perspectives on the intersection of human rights and the environment were the focus of a free public discussion featuring Sachem Hawk Storm, chief of the Schaghticoke First Nations, and Kasike Roberto Múkaro Borrero, chief of the Guainía Taíno tribal community, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday, January 22. This event was free and open to the public.

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TRIMTAB SPACE CAMP: SYSTEMS-THINKING BOOTCAMP

Jan 15, 2020

Sachem Hawk Storm of the Schaghticoke First Nations was invited as a featured guest speaker for a course entitled "Trimtab Space Camp: Systems-thinking bootcamp for a crew of Space Ship Earth," an initiative of the Buckminister Fuller Institute. The Trimlab course explores systems thinking, rapid prototyping, traditional ecological knowledge, biomimicry and other frameworks to offer "new cognitive scaffolding upon which to design the future." Sachem Hawk Storm's topic was Indigenous Traditional Knowledge.

 

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