Executive Messages & News

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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! Our Seneca Nation Transportation Department (SNDOT) was recently awarded $866,459.00 in grant funds to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Broad Street and Iroquois Drive in Salamanca. Funding for the award is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF). The focus of […]


Chase Scanlan named ACC Player of the Week after electric debut

In his Syracuse debut, Chase Scanlan scored the most goals in a game for an Orange player since 2015 By Andrew Crane | Asst. Sports Editor | February 11, 2020 | Reprinted from dailyorange.com After scoring seven goals in his first game with Syracuse, attack Chase Scanlan was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of […]


Senior Night Recognition: Congrats to all our Seneca Seniors!

Below is a list compiled by the Newsletter Office. If your team/school/name isn’t listed, feel free to submit information to sninews@sni.org and we’ll gladly share it. Silver Creek Varsity Basketball Senior NightJa:goh Nate “Nizzy” Parker #30 Silver Creek Black Nights Dunkirk Varsity Basketball Senior NightJa:goh Senior Cheerleader, Liliana Parker The Dunkirk Marauders honored their senior […]

State agrees to pay settlement, delays replacing bridge where woman died

By Dan Herbeck | Feb. 10, 2020 | Reprinted from www.buffalonews.com Josh Jimerson doesn’t want anyone else to go through the pain his family endured after his mother fell through a hole in the deck of the Red House Bridge over the Allegheny River in Cattaraugus County. Patricia John, 47, died on the night of March 30, 2012, after falling through a hole that the Cattaraugus County sheriff’s investigators measured at 10 feet by 3 feet. Inspectors said the bridge, a rusted and decrepit old span on Seneca Nation land, had not been inspected or maintained for decades. The state Department of Transportation

BEWARE: IRS Imposter Scams

Submitted by Richard Rubeck, Jr. Here’s how they work: You get a call from someone who says she’s from the IRS. She says that you owe back taxes. She threatens to sue you, arrest or deport you, or revoke your license if you don’t pay right away. She tells you to put money on a prepaid debit card and give her the card numbers. The caller may know some of your Social Security number. And your caller ID might show a Washington, DC area code. But is it really the IRS calling? No. The real IRS won’t ask you to pay with prepaid debit

Iroquois Genealogy Society News!

By Leatha Jimerson Our first meeting of the 2020 year will be held: March 12, 2020 at 6 pm at the Cattaraugus Community Center - MPR. The topic of this meeting: Start your journey, how to trace your family history. We will be showing our resources/materials that will help you start your genealogy research. There will be an overview of our website: www.iroquoisgenalogysociety.org which has a wealth of information such as census, school and church records. In addition, Art Hill will speak about the research he has done. Please bring a dish to pass and be ready to start your journey to learning more

The Ohi:yo’ – Part 2

By Charlie "Catman" Redeye The Seneca of the Ohi:yo' The Seneca Nation are the keepers of the Western Door of the Six Nations Confederacy. We referred to this territory as a big longhouse, with the Mohawk Nation being the Keepers of the Eastern Door and the fire at Onondaga keeping the house together. The Seneca ruled the waterways in and out of the Western territories, which meant we controlled the trade routes. We ruled from Lake Huron to the North, South to the Carolina’s and from the Atlantic to the East and as far west to the river Mississippi. To be a Seneca was to be

Ja:goh Karolyn Karsten!

Submitted by The Gates Family Karen Karsten & Kevin Gates congratulate their daughter Karolyn (Kari) Karsten for being accepted into the University of Washington Museology Master's Program. She plans on focusing in Contemporary Indigenous Arts. Nya:wëh to the SNI Education Department and SNI Administration.

NAIG Wrestling Meeting

Submitted by Mary Jacobs When: March 22, 2020 | Time: 12pm | Where: CCC Agenda:Wresting formatUniform selectionFundraising ideas For more info Contact: Mary Jacobs 716-803-2608.