The Shinnecock Indian Nation, or the People of the Stony Shore, are located on the East End of Long Island adjacent to Southampton, New York with a territory of 800 acres of ancestral land. The Shinnecock are an Algonquian people who have forever lived along the shores of Eastern Long Island, whereas Federal recognition for this tribe was achieved as of October 1, 2010. The Shinnecock Reservation is at sea level, and this area is particularly vulnerable to sea-level rise, hurricanes, flooding, and shoreline erosion.
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DOI Secretarial Order 3289 (2010) - Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change on America's Water, Land and Other Natural and Cultural Resources
February 2, 2010
This U. S, Department of the Interior (DOI) order, Secretarial Order No. 3289, establishes a department-wide approach for applying scientific tools to increase the understanding of climate change and to coordinate an effective response to its impacts on tribes and on the land, water, ocean, fish and wildlife, and cultural heritage resources that the Department manages. It replaces Secretarial Order No. 3226, Amendment No. 1, issued on January 16, 2009, and reinstates the provisions of Secretarial Order No.
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