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Indian nation destroys own buildings over leadership dispute

 

February 26, 2020

In this Feb. 22, 2020. photo, two men stand near a partially demolished building on the Cayuga Indian Nation in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A leadership dispute within the Cayuga Indian Nation took a stunning turn over the weekend when nation leader Clint Halftown sent bulldozers to demolish a working daycare center, store, schoolhouse and other buildings controlled by tribe members who oppose his authority, drawing condemnation from local and federal officials who called the action domestic terrorism. Halftown has not responded to requests for an interview. Finger Lakes Times via AP Spencer Tulis Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article240634402.html#storylink=cpy

A leadership dispute within the Cayuga Indian Nation took a stunning turn over the weekend when nation leader Clint Halftown sent bulldozers to demolish a working daycare center, store, schoolhouse and other buildings controlled by tribe members who oppose his authority.

In response to the surprise, dead-of-night show of power, several Cayuga families who oppose Halftown have sent their children out of town, fearing the bulldozers will come next for their homes in a dispute that is dividing families and confounding local authorities, who say they are powerless to intercede in the sovereign nation's issues.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article240634402.html#storylink=cpy

 

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