Chief Velky, Austin Tighe and Tom Rodgers. Schaghticoke tribe, Re: In a lawsuit filed in Hartford on Thursday, the Kent tribe alleges the state took the land it was managing for the Schaghticokes — eventually amounting to 2,000 acres — without compensating the tribe.
Listen to full interview on October 14th here:
“I will say something really quite personal, which is, looking back at what happened 12 years ago, for me, the opportunity to be involved in this litigation on behalf of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation is what you might call a second chance to do right by them, Lieberman said Friday, at a news conference on the lawsuit……”
“I think, over time, the history is clear: they have been treated not just unfairly but grossly unfairly, and this gives me the opportunity to do something about that, Lieberman said.”
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from the state for land that it says was taken from the tribe’s northwestern Connecticut reservation, beginning more than two centuries ago.
Access the complaint here.