On Sunday at approximately 8 p.m., Cayuga Nation police officers arrested Jason John (alias Papito de Koda) on an outstanding Cayuga Nation Tribal Court warrant.
The suspect was arraigned before Tribal Court Judge Joseph Fahey at approximately 11 p.m., at the Cayuga Nation Tribal Justice Center, on the outstanding warrant and an additional charge of resisting arrest for striking a Cayuga Nation police officer. The suspect was remanded to the Cambria County Prison in Pennsylvania until his next court appearance.
About the Cayuga Nation
The Cayuga Nation (Nation) is a federally recognized sovereign Indian nation established in 1794 by the Treaty of Canandaigua. The Nation’s sovereign and federally protected 64,015-acre reservation is located in Seneca and Cayuga Counties in the State of New York. The Cayuga Nation Council, led by Clint Halftown, Tim Twoguns, Gary Wheeler, Donald Jimerson and Michael Barringer, serves as the official governing body for the entire Nation. With more than 500 citizens across the country, the Cayuga Nation and its leadership provide national benefits to Cayuga Nation citizens, including financial support, cultural enrichment opportunities, food distribution and community events, among other benefits. These activities have allowed Cayuga Nation citizens to return to their homeland with an opportunity for housing and employment, which helps preserve the Cayuga Nation’s culture.