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Seminole Tribe sends emergency team to aid Shinnecock Nation

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is helping the Shinnecock Nation of New York deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Last week's storm knocked out power on the Shinnecock Reservation and caused damage to homes, government building and the tribe's burial ground. The Seminoles sent two emergency management officials to assist with recovery and rebuilding efforts.

“This is the first time that we have been a part of the emergency management system as a conduit to provide assistance to another tribe,” Jerry Wheeler, the public safety director for the Seminole Tribe, said in a press release . “As we work to assist the Shinnecock Indian Nation, we will not hesitate to expand our relief efforts to other entities that need assistance within our emergency management expertise.”

The Shinnecock Reservation is located on the far eastern end of Long Island.

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