New Yorkers support Indian Nations
Two-thirds say "not taxing Indian reservation businesses fair." Read more.
Preserving history Our businesses have helped us preserve our history by maintaining artifacts and recordings of our native language.
Helping our children grow After-school programs, scholarships, healthcare, and tutoring for our children have all been funded in part by our businesses.
Self-sufficiency Please send a message to your elected officials that ending the sale of untaxed tobacco not only violates centuries-old treaties but also handicaps us from reaching our goal of economic independence.
Helping our neighbors Our smoke shops have helped us create other self-sustaining businesses that employ Indian and non-Indian residents and stimulate the local economy. Our coffee and wampum (beaded jewelry) businesses are only two examples of the economic stimulus we have brought to our neighborhoods.
Learn more about the Shinnecock Indian Nation.