This Week on The Scene: The Future of the Cayuga Nation, Part I

Sachem Sam George discusses the challenge that he and other Gayogohó:nǫˀ (Cayuga) Nation elders have mounted to the leadership of Clint Halftown, currently recognized by the the Gayogohó:nǫˀ (Cayuga) Nation’s authorized representative; Attorney Michael Sliger provides additional background.

Sachem Sam George

Listen to the episode:

(original air date: March 10, 2023; updated March 23, 2023)

Read more on the Halftown dispute:

Access information about the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Gayogohó:nǫˀ Nation from the Tompkins County History Center here.

The U.S. National Park Service provides a brief history of the genocidal Sullivan campaign of 1779 (discussed in the episode) here.


Cayuga Nation Turtle Clan Drum Circle (Southridge Community Center, Oct 21)

The Scene’s theme song is “Follow Me,” by Aly-US.