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Petition Urges Giving Wells College To the Traditional Council of Chiefs


The New York State Attorney General’s Office will determine what will happen to the Wells College properties in Aurora.

An online petition suggests the properties be given back to the Cayuga Nation, specifically its Traditional Council of Chiefs. The nation was displaced from the area by the 1779 Sullivan-Clinton campaign during the Revolutionary War.

The Change.org petition is addressed to Attorney General Letitia James, whose office is handling the assets of the college after it closed at the end of this semester. Wells owns about 25 properties, including its 300-acre campus.

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