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Help the Museum Clean-Up & Combat Hate!
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On August 14, a member of the museum staff arrived to work to find the fence to the Wikun Village at the Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum vandalized, and a maintenance shed broken into. The New York State Police were called and arrived promptly ... More ...
This morning, a member of the museum staff arrived to work to find the fence to the Wikun Village at the Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum vandalized, and a maintenance shed broken into. The New York State Police were called and arrived promptly at the scene. The State Police Bias Unit also responded. The Bias Unit will investigate whether this crime will be classified as a hate crime.

The maintenance shed door was broken and spray paint was taken from inside. The spray paint was then used on the fence at the entrance to the Wikun Village. The graffiti includes vulgarity, a racial slur and gang signs.

It is always disheartening when these acts occur. The Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum is a place that all people are invited to learn about the Shinnecock people and our culture. Whether this is deemed a hate crime or not, this only reminds us that our mission to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of Shinnecock history and culture is more important now, than ever.

We are in need of funds to help defray the cost of cleaning and replacing things that were damaged in the attack. Please know that your donation is so appreciated during this time!
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