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Within the opulent Hamptons community located on the east end of Long Island, New York, there exists a power imbalance that has been perpetuated for generations – the violent inequality between the original dwellers of the land, the Shinnecock Indian Nation, and the affluent summer community that has come to surround it. This inequality manifests itself in numerous ways, including state and local government infringement on the Shinnecock Nation’s rightful use of its own sovereign land.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice website on March 3, 2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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