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What was once an island is now a peninsula, due to siltation from local railroad and port projects. In recognition of its history, the property still retains the name "Papscanee Island."
Open Space Institute

An island nature preserve near downtown Albany is back in the hands of descendants of its original inhabitants.

Poster for "Conscience Point" doc

On April 22 at 7pm, Vassar College will host a panel discussion reflecting on the documentary “Conscience Point,” which chronicles decades-long resistance by the Shinnecock Nation to overdevelopment and extractive practices by their elite Hamptons neighbors.

Panel members will include Vassar alumna, Alli Joseph, longtime Shinnecock activists and Shinnecock Tribal attorneys. Professor Molly McGlennen and American Studies major Julia Noonan will facilitate the conversation. This “Earth Day” event highlights Vassar’s year-long reckoning with Native American land acknowledgment practices and relationship-building with Indigenous nations in the region. 

This morning we talk with Producer Alli Joseph, Vassar Student Julia Noonan, and Program Director of American Studies & Native Studies Professor Molly McGlennen.

More info at Vassar Events and Upstate Films.

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Residents of Cambridge in Washington County remain bitterly divided over the public school's use of an American Indian logo and moniker.

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An update now to a story we brought you yesterday about the fate of Cambridge Central School's Native American mascot and moniker. A final decision is still some time off.

Cambridge Indians Logo & Moniker
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Once a symbol of school spirit, a mascot is dividing residents of a Washington County school district. A meeting tonight could decide the issue.

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Indigenous Values Initiative

The Indigenous Values Initiative is hosting a virtual conference series starting Thursday, August 6 to discuss the impacts of the discovery doctrine, a concept outlining how the colonial powers claimed lands starting in the 15th Century.