September 9, 2020

Hello Tribal Members:

We hope that everyone is doing well during the COVID-19 pandemic and that you and your families are staying safe as we all have been experiencing the lock down and social distancing. This notice is to inform you that Chief Velky and STN Council, by a majority decision, has moved to postpone our Annual Tribal Meeting scheduled for October 4 2020 for health and safety reasons.

Chief continues to hold meetings and calls with our attorneys and professionals to further “reversing the wrong” in our federal recognition process. You will be notified at any given time when things change.

In the meantime, please keep in mind, that if you have a change of address or if there are any Tribal students heading off to further their education that there is some assistance available for those who qualify. You are urged to call the STN Tribal Office for further information.

The STN Council will send notification with a new date for a meeting after reassessment of the COVID-19 is updated.

We look forward to seeing you, but until then stay vigilant, safe and healthy.

Thank you.

STN Tribal Council                                                                                                                                                                        


Thank you for visiting the official website of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation (STN), a Native American Tribe located in Kent, CT. The Schaghticoke Tribe has been a state recognized tribe for over 300 years. Our reservation, granted in 1736 by the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, is one of the oldest in the United States.  It encompasses roughly 400 acres between the western bank of the Housatonic River and New York state.  A national trail system, the Appalachian Trail, passes through the scenic reservation near the historical Schaghticoke rattlesnake den.


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Street Talk interview of Schaghticoke Tribal Nation Chief Velky, with Dominic Cotton. 3/20/2018





Today, the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation continues their struggle for federal recognition.  Although STN was granted federal recognition in 2004, it was unjustly reversed on Columbus Day in 2005 due to heavy political influence by Connecticut politicians and backing by wealthy land owners.  It is STN’s mission to have their recognition restored.

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