New York State Indian nations and tribes include the Cayuga Nation, Oneida Nation of New York, Onondaga Nation, Poospatuck or Unkechauge Nation, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Seneca Nation of Indians, Shinnecock Indian Nation, Tonawanda Band of Seneca, and Tuscarora Nation.

The Mission of the Tribal Nation Collaboration Committee is to stand with and assist NYS Indian Tribal Nations to achieve their goals such as improving infrastructure, enforcing state agreements, combating climate change, achieving food security and sovereignty, combating violence against women, child custody/welfare, voting rights and healthcare.

In furthering its mission, the Committee will:

  • Enlist members to participate in regularly scheduled law clinics to assist individuals and/or tribal nations in enforcing their rights and resolving disputes through New York State courts with competent jurisdiction;
  • Assist in organizing and/or delivering food pantry donations, vaccine delivery/administration, and/or PPP delivery to meet immediate needs;
  • Assist in protecting and sustaining tribal lands, waters, and natural resources integral to tribal food systems by drafting and promoting original legislation or by examining, and reporting on legal issues related to the rights and interests of NYS tribal nations particularly those involved in NYS court proceedings; and
  • Assist in combating violence against women perpetrated by non-tribal members by drafting and promoting original legislation or by examining and reporting on legal issues related to the rights and interests missing women and their families particularly those involved in NYS court proceedings.

Committee Chair

Georgia Murray-Bonton, Esq.

Law Office of Georgia Murray Bonton, PC, Clifton Park, New York
[email protected]

Georgia Bonton recently relocated to the Capital Region Area and celebrated the 15th year of managing her private law office. Ms. Bonton is civil litigator focusing on breach of contract, construction defect/negligence, as well as family law matters of child custody, spousal support, child support, and divorce.

Ms. Bonton received her Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1996 and her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1987. She is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York. Ms. Bonton is also a member of The New York State Bar Environmental Law Section, The Capital Region Black and Hispanic Bar Association and the Columbia Alumni Association of New York.

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