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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Nya:wëh sge:nö’, In my lifetime I have experienced great and exciting moments in the history of the Seneca Nation. I have also lived through times of great difficulty and sadness. Fifty-six years ago 10,000 acres of land here at Allegany were taken to make way for the Allegany River reservoir that would be created by […]


Column: A selfless lacrosse gesture allows the Iroquois to take on the world

Chase Scanlan is interviewed in this piece by the Buffalo News about the recent news regarding Team Ireland bowing out of the 2022 World Games so that the Iroquois Nationals could have their slot By Sean Kirst | Sep 21, 2020, Updated Sep 22, 2020 | Reprinted from buffalonews.com Chase Scanlan plays for the Iroquois […]


Ron John Selected 18th in NLL Draft; Patterson Picked 71st

Congrats and Ja:goh Ron John! Reprinted from https://ualbanysports.com/ | Men’s Lacrosse | 9/17/2020 PHILADELPHIA – University at Albany midfielder Ron John has been selected 18th overall, second pick in the second round, in the 2020 National Lacrosse League Draft by the Colorado Mammoth. Great Dane attack Jakob Patterson was picked 71st to San Diego. John […]

Defend Ohi:yo’ Weekend Retreat

All of us at Defend Ohi:yo' send a heartfelt thanks for the wholesome, natural, healthy vegetables provided for our lunch! Submitted by Diane Beaver The Defend Ohi:yo' group recently held a weekend retreat at Willow Bay Campround in Bradford, PA in the Allegheny National forest from September 25th-27th, 2020. The event was a success. They held discussions on the Northern Access Pipeline, visited Chief Cornplanter's grave, enjoyed two films - Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL and Invisible Hand, and participated in many other environmental activities while surround by the colorful beauty this time of year offers. Defend Ohi:yo' members, participants and allies would

Army Reserve physician from Irving, New York supports federal COVID response

By Col. Meritt Phillips | 10.01.2020 | Army Reserve Medical Command | Reprinted from www.dvidshub.net Photo above: Courtesy Photo | Maj. Vivian Redeye with her daughters Noelle (left) and Alison. An Army Reserve physician from Irving, New York, Redeye mobilized with Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force -7458 to provide support to Harlingen Medical Center in South Texas as part of the Department of Defense assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A family medicine physician from Irving, New York, Maj. Vivien Redeye is preparing to return home as she completes her mission as a member of

Call to Participate in Community Art Project with NACF Fellows

Reprinted from nativeartsandcultures.org Native Arts and Culture Foundation (NACF) visited Marie Watt (Seneca) and Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota) in August during their c3:initiative core residency in Colton, Oregon. The artists worked on preliminary plans for a community-engaged sculpture to be displayed in the upcoming exhibition Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger at the Denver Art Museum, May 23-August 22, 2021. We joined the artists as part of a partnership to support their collaboration, at Camp Colton—an 85-acre property nestled in a tree canopy of the lush Pacific Northwest forests—where we filmed a short video for a call

Niagara Falls Glows Orange

Reposted from Seneca Media Facebook Page Niagara Falls turned orange tonight for 15 minutes to honor and remember the 150,000 Native children forced into residential schools in Canada. Singers gathered on that side and then went silent as the colors on the falls changed. Each minute represented 10,000 children. Several Natives gathered on this side of the river including a crew from Cattaraugus.

Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated

By Jose Beduya | September 23, 2020 | Reprinted from news.cornell.edu Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative project by anthropologists, librarians and Indigenous community members. The recently launched digital collection – Onöndowa'ga:' (Seneca) Haudenosaunee Archaeological Materials, circa 1688-1754 – features two historical locations – White Springs and Townley-Read, both near Geneva, New York – which were inhabited consecutively by members of the Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) after they fled the French military destruction of the town of Ganondagan in 1687. Various cultural

IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition Artist Highlight: Linley B. Logan

Reprinted from Washington State Historical Society Facebook Today we’re introducing Linley B. Logan of the Onondowaga (also known as Seneca Nation) Tribe. The work Wolf with Lipstick Rattle was selected for the 15th annual IN THE SPIRIT exhibition. Wolf with Lipstick Rattle was created in 2019 with recycled materials. It measures at 4 x 3 x 22 inches. You can learn a little about Linley from the artist statement:“I have a history of being creatively conscientious in incorporating recycled materials like plastic containers in my work. The original Wolf with Lipstick Rattle was made when I attended Puhoro, the 9th International Indigenous

Nya:wëh Sgë:nö’ To All Seneca Community Members

Submitted by Lafayette Williams We at New York Connects would like to let you know that we are still operating during this pandemic of the COVID-19. We can help you with your long-term services and supports and needs for people of all ages, any disability, and caregivers. New York Connects can help you apply for Medicaid, find care and support, get answers about Medicare, learn about supports in caregiving, and much more. There are two ways to contact us: By phone. Call 1-800-342-9871. Interpretation and translation services are free. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can use the Relay System 7-1-1.

Two Contemporary Indigenous Artists Will Exhibit at the DAM And They Want Public Submissions

Marie Watt's work will be featured in this exhibit along with Cannupa Hanska Luger (Standing Rock Lakota) at the Denver Art Museum in 2021. In addition to featuring their works, the exhibit will offer opportunities for collaborative community projects with the public. Marie served as a Native Arts Artist-in-Residence in 2013 at DAM. By Cori Anderson | August 18, 2020 | Lifestyle + Culture | Reprinted From 303magazine.com Above: Marie Watt (Seneca), Butterfly, 2015. Reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, thread, cotton twill tape and tin jingles; 94 x 126 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Loren G. Lipson, M.D., Vicki & Kent

UB Native American Studies founder returns decades later to earn PhD

Marilyn Schindler, a member of the Seneca Nation and a lecturer at UB in the 1970s, helped to create the Native American Studies Program at the university. She recently received a doctorate in American studies from UB By Bert Gambini | August 31, 2020 | Reprinted from buffalo.edu More than 50 years after she helped create the Native American Studies Program at UB, Marilyn Schindler, a UB lecturer in the 1970s, has earned her doctorate in American studies from the university. A member of the Seneca Nation, Schindler worked tirelessly to stress the importance of Indigenous history to local high school students and