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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! I hope this message finds you all well, staying safe and managing your day to day activities within the temporary limitations of this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. I know this has been a challenging time for all of us. I would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure your […]


Ja:goh Hogaiyo John

Reprinted from Seneca Media Facebook page Eagles senior standout lacrosse player Hogaiyo John signed a NLI to play at Genesee Community College. Thank you Hogaiyo for being a positive leader and mentor within our hallways. GCC is lucky to have you.


Amos Whitcomb (Allegany, son of Rae Lynn George and Chad Whitcomb) playing lacrosse at an elite level for his family and little brother Kaine. Ja:goh Amos!

By Dan Ninham | Reprinted from NDNSPORTS.com | April 7, 2020 | Photo credit: Kristen Sledge-Whitcomb Amos Whitcomb is a member of the Seneca Nation and of the Snipe Clan. His Native name is Hadeÿost, which translates to “The fighter”. He is the son of Chad Stxy Whitcomb and Rae Lynn George. Amos is from […]

Seneca Fire first responders recognized by alumni

Michele Redeye Let’s give a hand to MICHELE REDEYE, who graduated from Gowanda Central School District in 2004 and now is a firefighter and EMS. She works for the Cattaraugus Reservation in Emergency Management at Seneca Nation of Indians. Thank you for your service amid the #COVID19 pandemic, Ms. Redeye! #PantherPrideForever #StayConnectedGCS #StayHome #StaySafe #StopTheSpread Credit: Gowanda Central School District Facebook Let’s give a hand to PRESLEY REDEYE, a 2007 graduate of Gowanda High who is now the fire chief for Seneca Fire - Cattaraugus Territory and a nation leader serving on the Seneca Nation Council. Presley Redeye Thank you for your service amid the pandemic,

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Now Open for Anyone Wanting to be Tested

Cattaraugus County Health Department The Cattaraugus County Health Department in partnership with Olean General is further expanding its COVID-19 testing capabilities. In an effort to determine how prevalent the disease is in our community and continue to monitor the health of our residents we have enhanced our capabilities with additional testing locations, days of operation, and access to testing for all of our residents. Please note, this is a swab test which will determine if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. This is not an antibody test. Testing is available for anyone who would like to be tested for COVID-19 regardless if

Local business owner donates PPE to frontline workers

By Tami Watt, Editor Native Pride owner, JC Seneca, donated personal protective equipment and immune-boosting juices to Seneca Nation frontline workers, first responders, and health care providers. Seneca Nation Health System’s CEO Mark Halftown accepted the gracious gift from Seneca on April 9th in an organized delivery by Seneca, his wife Nicole, and General Manager Brandon LeBeau. N-95 masks, gloves, and immune-boosting juices were handed out to Seneca Fire, the Seneca Nation Marshals, the Seneca Nation Health Systems, and the Community Health and Wellness Centers on the Allegany and Cattaraugus territories. “On Seneca Nation Territories, our first responders and health care workers are

Nation Closed for Memorial Day

Seneca Nation Offices & Buildings will BE CLOSED: Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. Have a safe & happy holiday!

Ja:goh Siomara Caballero!

Siomara Caballero is the Byron-Bergen High School valedictorian and has accepted admittance to Harvard’s class of 2024. Ja:goh Siomara!

CCA’s Victim Services Response to COVID-19

Submitted by Angel Fisher CCA’s Victim Service Department, in partnership with the Office of Victim Services and other founders, is still providing services while following the guidance of health professionals and government officials. Our 24-Hour Victim Services Hotline is 1-888-945-3970. In partnership with the Olean office of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. victims of crime, including domestic violence in Allegany or Cattaraugus County, can speak with an attorney for no charge, and they can decide as a team whether an order of protection - sometimes called a restraining order - is appropriate, and if it is, most of the work

Marc Straus now represents Marie Watt

Marie Watt is making moves in the art world. She is now represented by one of New York City’s leading contemporary art galleries. NEW YORK, NY.- Marc Straus announced the representation of Marie Watt Marie Watt uses powerful symbolism, text and group activity to create impassioned sculptural works. Her work is timely, synthesizing mythologies and history from her Native American heritage seamlessly interwoven with current international issues. In her work images of wolves and dogs reference animals as the First Teachers within Iroquois oral tradition and La Lupa Capitolina, the Etruscan she-wolf nursing of the mythological founders of Rome. Watt’s sculptures of

Ganondagan Cancels July’s Indigenous Music & Arts Festival

Summer’s Juried Hodinöhsöni’ Art Show Postponed until October By Amy Blum Victor, NY— Ganondagan State Historic Site Manager Peter Jemison (Seneca) announced news about its Indigenous Music & Arts Festival, originally scheduled for July 25-26. “Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community, and we take our civic responsibility seriously,” said Jemison. “Sadly, this means we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel our July Indigenous Music & Arts Festival. This decision wasn’t made lightly as we understand the significant and direct effect the cancellation has on many Native American artisans, demonstrators, musicians, dancers, and storytellers.” Friends

Nya:wëh for helping promote Ganondagan’s vital values of peace, cooperation, and respect for each other and the natural world

Ganondagan partners with nonprofit matching-fund initiative #GivingTuesdayNow. Submitted By Friends of Ganondagan Mission Statement To honor and promote Seneca and Haudenosaunee history and culture and to strengthen traditions through inspirational and transformational programming and other activities at Ganondagan with special emphasis on: • Encouraging respect and understanding between Native Americans and non-native Americans.• Collaborating with NYS, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and the local community to support and develop Ganondagan State Historic Site.• Extending values to the public that are alternatives to the popular culture.• Developing Native American youth and educating them in the wisdom of their elders.• Collaborating with other indigenous people of the world as

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