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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather we are having. Even the rain is good and serving a purpose! I’ve noticed some very nice gardens on both territories. The white corn is getting taller, bean plants are starting to climb and the tomato plants are filling out. Since it has been Cattaraugus month, […]


Eagle Feathers for 2020 Grads

Source: Gowanda Central School facebook As conferral of diplomas for the Class of 2020 at Gowanda High continued daily through Friday, June 19, 2020 at Hillis Field, our Panther family noticed several of our Native American students wearing eagle feathers on their cap along with graduation tassels. The Title VI program delivered the eagle feathers […]


Lakeshore Central School Senior Parade

Photo credit: Lakeshore Central School District Facebook page On Sunday, June 7th Lakeshore Highschool held a parade for the graduating class of 2020. Ja:goh graduates!

‘There are no words’: Family devastated over Covid-19 deaths of mother, daughters

By Matthew Spina | Reprinted from the Buffalo News | June 19, 2020 For a time in May, a mother and her two daughters were in Olean General Hospital, all attached to ventilators, all struggling with Covid-19. All had led distinguished lives. All were members of the Seneca Nation's Heron Clan. And all had made such a mark that the Seneca community now feels an "unmistakable emptiness," Nation President Rickey Armstrong Sr. said in a statement. Norma Jean Kennedy, 91, died first, on May 23. Her oldest daughter, Diane L. Kennedy, 71, of Salamanca, died May 29. Diane's sister, Cynthia J. Mohr, also

Smoke of Upheaval: Reflection and Introspection

By Steven Gates Nya:wëh sgë:no’. One time, a while back, I told my mother that I’ve now been out of the Marine Corps longer than I was in it. Those words came easy then, and long before my mom recounted the anguish she endured knowing the Marine Corps took me before I was ready. Now, approaching the 35th anniversary of my honorable discharge from service, through the smoke of upheaval rooted in this country’s entrenched inequality, one thing has become very clear. At each phase of my existence, I have known at least one of the following: bias, stereotyping, discrimination, prejudice,

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Iroquois Genealogy Society

IGS Monthly Meeting Submitted by Leatha Jimerson We hope everyone is well and safe. It has been a difficult time for the community these past months. Please continue to keep busy outside tending the garden or yard, getting outside for a hike etc. It has been decided that we will have an IGS monthly meeting in July: When: July 9, 2020 at 6pmWhere: Cattaraugus Community Center, MPR room12767 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081Subject: Sharing your research and stories Since we were in self-isolation, we had time to gather our genealogy notes, trees, and do some online research. We would like you to share your

News From The Four Corners United Methodist Church

Rte. 438 and Versailles Plank Road, Cattaraugus Territory | Pastor – Rev. David Rood | 941-5703, dgrood62@yahoo.com Submitted by Marilyn Anderson Our world has drastically changed due to Covid-19, and we are constantly adjusting to the new “normal”. In the past few weeks, our communities have experienced deaths, graduations, employees returning to work, racial injustice and anxiety of what the future holds for us. Throughout all these situations our spiritual faith has given us hope if we only seek it. “But as for me, I will always have hope…” (Psalms 71:14) The Four Corners church has resumed Sunday services – wearing masks and


Salamanca Administrators drove all around WNY surprising teachers with some awesome lawn signs in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week! This year, Teacher’s Appreciation Week was officially celebrated from Monday, May 4, 2020 to Friday, May 8th. Salamanca Schools and the Seneca Nation are proud of our Education Heroes! #TeacherAppreciation #Sccsdwarriors #WarriorNation Abigail JohnBrittany JimersonLarry WheelerAmy CrowleyKerry and Mindy JohnKimberly McClarneyAndrea CookeMichala RedeyeRachael WolfeBrooke KennedyMelanie Ross

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