Joining the roundtable discussion were (from left) Senator Daphne Jordan, Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., Chief Eric Thompson, Senator Tim Kennedy (chair), Chief Michael Conners, Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, Senator Rachel May and Senator Gustavo Rivera. (not pictured: Seneca Nation Delegate Rick Jimerson).
Published June 11, 2019
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Oneida Indian Nation and Seneca Nation of Indians participated in the New York State Standing Committee on State-Native American Relations Roundtable on Ohiarí:ha/June 6, 2019, which was the committee’s first convening in 8 years. It was an opportunity to discuss issues of commonality and uniqueness with the State, as well as steps towards addressing pressing concerns. In the coming months, the Senate Standing Committee will visit each Native community to continue discussions.