Meaningful Action - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2159978

Meaningful Action

I have recently become aware of the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s efforts to gain access to Coopers Beach in the Village of Southampton. Allowing access should be pursued without hesitation. It would represent a small gesture of acknowledgment and symbolically address the injustices suffered by their people.

I am aware that Shinnecock land once extended to present-day Sag Harbor. Could our village take a proactive stance and provide the Shinnecock Indian Nation with access to our village beaches?

This simple yet meaningful action is something that the Village of Sag Harbor can immediately undertake.

Rory McEvoy

Sag Harbor