Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Russell Means participating in Schaghticoke Tribal Nation rally from: Indian Country Today Story Published: Jan 23, 2009By Gale Courey Toensing
HARTFORD, Conn. – In the mid-1970s, at the height of the American Indian Movement, Russell Means came to Connecticut to support the late Golden Hill Paugussett Chief Aurelius Piper Sr. in his fight to protect the tribe’s half-acre reservation in Trumbull, which was being encroached upon by a non-Indian neighbor.Now some 40 years later, Means, who is perhaps the most famous Indian activist in the world, will travel to Connecticut to support Schaghticoke Tribal Nation Chief Richard Velky in his struggle to protect the tribe’s 400-acre reservation in Kent, which is being bulldozed and desecrating by a non-Indian intruder.
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On Tuesday's program, January 27, 2009, join your host, Dr. J. Kehaulani Kauanui for an episode focusing on a crisis on the Schaghticoke reservation in Kent , CT. Past programs of "Indigenous Politics" are now archived online: http://www.indigenouspolitics.com/.
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pwax said...

So it is the tribe against a tribal member?

Tim MacSweeney said...

There's a 300 member Schaghticoke Tribal Nation and another group of maybe 30 people calling themselves the Shaghticoke Indian Tribe; this Rost is a non-Indian affliated with the SIT and was arrested in 2004 for doing what he is now doing once again. I posted a series of emails at Waking Up between Kathy Velky, wife of the STN's Cheif, and the State of CT...

Norman said...

Why won't the state take action against this intruder and thug? What's the problem?

Tim MacSweeney said...

The State has a long history of trying to make them go away. Take a look at the histories at the STN website: http://www.schaghticoke.com/index.html