LONG ISLAND — Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation began an encampment to raise awareness of the economic blight on the reservation.
The protest was spurred, in part, by a 2019 lawsuit brought by New York against the construction of two electronic billboards operated by the Shinnecock Indian Nation. The lawsuit brought the project to a halt.
The protesters plan to camp out until Thanksgiving.
A state spokesperson said they'd continue to work with Shinnecock Indian Nation "on a host of issues they have raised with the Governor's office."