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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:wëh sgë:nö’ gagwe:goh, I hope your summer is moving along as planned! Fair season is upon us, a sign of the end of summer fun and time to get ready for school. This year’s Seneca Fall Festival is scheduled for September 9-11, 2022 at the Saylor Community complex. Registration and entry information for all activities […]


Seneca Nation Hosts 2022 USA U21 Indoor Team Training Camp

Above: Casey Powell got selfies with the USA players and staff and fans at the Cattaraugus Community Center! The Seneca Nation was delighted to host the 2022 USA U21 Indoor Team Training Camp earlier this month at the Cattaraugus Community Center (CCC). Coaches Oliver Marti, Founder | PM – Akera Capital Owner/CEO – Albany FireWolves […]



Legion/Basil Williams Baseball Field Fall Festival Soft Opening Attention to all Alumni of the Legion (Basil Williams) Ball Field. There will be an Inauguration baseball game in celebration of the new field opening at 6pm on Friday, September 9th during the first day of the Fall Festival. Call the CCC at 716-532-8450 to reserve your […]

Six Nations Agricultural Society – Ohi:yo’ COMMUNITY SOCIAL

Ohi:yo’ community - come support our representatives! Native auction starts today at 9am at Seneca Allegany Administration Building (SAAB)! Donations made easy with a QR directly to PayPal! If you would like to donate an item or cake, please contact Barbara Lynn Hill, Darlene Miller or Tami Watt. See flyer below for details: Community Social

On Eagle’s Wings (OEW) “Summer of Hope” 2022

On Eagle's Wings (OEW) "Summer of Hope" was held at the Saylor building on the Cattaraugus Territory earlier this month. Sponsored by surrounding churches, including the Wesleyan Church, the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, both in Bucktown area and Pillar of Fire, from Dunkirk, NY. The OEW group consists of young adults from recognized tribes across North America. The group has been traveling to and from reservations since early June 2022 and may be on the road until early August 2022. The event, held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 18-20, 2022, provided food, water, gatorade, literature booklets, reading books, and cash prizes

Buffalo History Museum Debuts Exhibit Featuring Renowned Seneca Artist

July 15, 2022 | Wnypapers.com Above: K Art celebrated the opening of Marie Watt’s exhibition at the Buffalo History Museum — pictured L to R: Arlene Bova (Nation Councillor), Marie Watt (renowned artist) and Dr. Lori Quigley (Chairwoman of Seneca Gaming and Interim President of Medaille University). From K Art Facebook Page: A Seneca owned gallery celebrating a renowned Seneca artist on the traditional territory of the Seneca Nation. A great moment. The Buffalo History Museum presents "Hodinöhsö:ni’ Resurgence: Marie Watt, Calling Back, Calling Forward," which runs until October 30th. Celebrated artist Marie Watt (Hodinöhsö:ni’, Seneca Nation) has roots in the Buffalo


Exhibition of Hodinöhsö:ni’ artists at the University at Buffalo on display through OCTOBER 2, 2022 buffalo.edu Above: The title of the exhibition is inspired by one of the founders of Native American Studies at the University at Buffalo, Dr. John Mohawk “Sotsisowah” (Seneca). Thinking in Indian A John Mohawk Reader O’nigöëi:yo:h - Thinking in Indian is an exhibition of Hodinöhsö:ni’ artists celebrating 2022 as the 50th year of Indigenous Studies at the University at Buffalo. At a time when the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Indigenous activism has blossomed, we look back and forward to the seeding

Ride for Roswell

Submitted by Kortney Keyes, Wheel Strong Team Captain Above: Photo of Kortney Keyes On Saturday June 25th -7,788 riders participated in the 2022 Ride for Roswell, raising $5,603,901 (and counting). Of those riders, Team Wheel Strong had over 60 participants this year and raised $25,000 towards cancer research. What started out as a small family fun team in 2021 has quickly evolved into so much more. This year we gained the support of SNI elected officials. On the team includes SNI President Matthew Pagels & councilors Eliot Jimerson (team captain), Tina Abrams and Josh Becker. In addition, Wheel Strong officially became an

Passion and Patronage Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection

On view now through December 18, 2022 Repost from K Art July 2022 News | thek.art Avid art collector and activist Dr. Gerald Mead, Jr. generously donated pieces by G. Peter Jemison and Carson Waterman to the Castellani Art Museum. Niagara University Press Release:“Passion and Patronage Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection” opens at the Castellani Art Museum on Friday, July 1, and is on view until Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. This exhibition features noted Buffalo art collector Dr. Gerald C. Mead Jr.’s gifted artworks to the museum since 1997, as well as his promised bequest gift of 54 works by 43 artists.

Ja:goh Dr. Lori Quigley

Dr. Lori Quigley Named to Buffalo Business First - Women's Power 200 List: Influential Women in WNY Dr. Quigley has been selected among an incredibly diverse, dynamic and phenomenal group of women listed on the Business First Power 200--the most influential women in WNY. “We continue to break the glass ceiling, empowering women everywhere.” ~ Lori Quigley

SUNY JCC’s Laine CEO Program Offers Paid Job Mentorship with Local Businesses

Following a successful pilot last fall, the Erick Laine Career Exploration Opportunity Award program returns this year. The program, also known as the Laine CEO Award, provides participants a paid, hands-on experience in a career field of interest with local businesses and manufacturers. Open to area residents 18 and older, the experience is coordinated by SUNY Jamestown Community College's Workforce Development. As part of 135 hours of experiential learning over 15 weeks, individuals are exposed to in-person and virtual career-readiness seminars that include help with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing for jobs, and building their LinkedIn profiles. In-person training is held

Chief Cornplanter’s Descendants Annual Picnic

Submitted by Houston Rockwell & Pam Bowen, Co-Chairpersons for Cornplanter Descendants Nya:wëh sgë:nö’. It is that time of year again, and we are holding our annual Cornplanter's Picnic on August 6, 2022 at 12pm over at the Cornplanter's Gazebo on the other side of the ACC (Allegany Community Center)! Foods & Drinks: Ribs, corn on the cob, hamburgers, hotdogs, cornsoup, and strawberry drink. We kindly ask that you bring your best dish to pass for our picnic! Bakers: Best Cornplanter Descendants Homemade pie contest w/cash prize. Games: Silent and Live auctions, 50/50 raffles, cornhole contest w/cash prize of $50, 3 legged race, egg toss,