Executive Messages & News

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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! Earlier this month, our Allegany Training and Employment Resource Center (TERC) brought back a small cohort of Construction Training Program (CTP) trainees, so they could continue their training, which had been halted, due to the global pandemic. The group consists of Senecas in their twenties. They have been reviewing the work they had started […]


Iroquois Exclusion From IWGA Event Renews Debate Over Sovereignty

By Matt Dasilva | FUEL | Friday, July 24, 2020 | Reprinted from USLacrosse Magazine Photo above: Photo By Oded Karni The Iroquois Nationals would not need passports to travel to Birmingham, Alabama. But the question of Haudenosaunee sovereignty — and the governing bodies that do or do not recognize it — has resurfaced once […]


Brown makes #7 on ESPN’s Sports Center’s Top 10 plays

Brown, Boston Cannons (MLL), also shares his views & opinions toward the Iroquois Nationals exclusion from The World Games 2022 Franky Brown’s opinion on the Iroquois Nationals exclusion from the World Games 2022: Little how ya doin from the ole Skon boys! BUT DON’T LET US COMPETE UNDER OUR OWN FLAG. It’s only the game […]


Beginning August 1st, 2020, there will be a computer and printer available for any of our community members whom need to apply for New York State social services, which include: food stamps, temporary cash assistance, HEAP and/or any other NYS social services. The computer/printer kiosk will be located in the: Seneca Allegany Administration Building lobbyand the William Seneca Building lobby. THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call your Seneca Advocate Office to make an appointment:Allegany: (716) 945-2655 | Cattaraugus: (716) 532-4900, X5055

Salamanca group proposes renaming Triangle Park for Cindy Mohr

By Kellen M. Quigley | July 17, 2020 | Reprinted from the Salamanca Press SALAMANCA — About one month after the death of retired Salamanca teacher Cindy Mohr due to complications from COVID-19, those who knew her have come up with a way to memorialize her impact on the community. A movement is underway to rename Triangle Park at Broad Street, Kent Boulevard and High Street in Mohr’s honor, retiring the name of Simon Bolivar from the park. Salamanca resident Justin Schapp created the Facebook group “Cindy Mohr Triangle Park” on June 25, and within three weeks it has grown to nearly 1,000


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Rory Wheeler Featured in “The Equitable Dream”

Hosted by National Congress of American Indians July 14, 2020 – The Equitable Dream, a live video presentation from the National Congress of American Indians featured a diverse group of college student leaders who shared their lived experiences navigating systemic inequities in pursuit of success.Rory Wheeler was one of the panelists in this video presentation. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/ncai1944/videos/769290273862105/

Buffalo International Film Festival presents Racial Justice in View

Film Festival - First Year Running The Buffalo International Film Festival is committed to diversity, inclusion, and community collaboration programmatically and organizationally. Our mission is to amplify diverse voices by creating and maintaining open platforms with which to tell stories through cinema. Recent events in our nation, as well as those occurring locally in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many others, have underscored the urgency of addressing racial injustice, and listening to the people that experience and witness these injustices first hand. We support and stand by the Black Lives Matter

Creative Native Call for Art – Submissions Open

For the 3nd year, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is excited to launch the Creative Native Call for Art! ABOUT CREATIVE NATIVE Creative Native is a call for art that supports young Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old by providing them an opportunity to receive national recognition, funding for art supplies, and award of $200. An artist between ages 15-24 will also be recognized as the grand prize winner and have their art featured on the cover CNAY’s 2020 State of Native Youth report. The cover artist will be flown to Washington, D.C. to participate in the report release event

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Armstrong Responds To ‘Red Raider’ Counter Petition

By Cameron Hurst | Jun 30, 2020 | Reprinted from the Post-Journal The conversation surrounding the longtime name of Jamestown High School’s mascot has once again caught the attention of the Seneca Nation of Indians leader. Rickey L. Armstrong Sr., in his second stint as the nation’s president, issued another written statement to The Post-Journal in response to the creation of a counter petition that began circulating last week, pushing back against a movement to change the name of the “Red Raider.” As of Monday afternoon, 1,100 people had virtually signed the Change.org petition, “Keep the Red Raider name the same!” “We understand

BYU adds Native American law professor to committee on racial equality and diversity

Michalyn Steele, a professor in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, is a member of the Seneca Nation PROVO — BYU’s eight-member committee tasked with improving racial equality on campus and in the local community has grown to nine members. Michalyn Steele, a professor in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, has been added to the committee, BYU spokesperson Carri Jenkins confirmed to KSL.com. The committee was formed to "examine issues of race and inequality" on campus and in the community; Steele’s appointment comes after calls for Native American representation on the committee. A member of the Seneca Nation

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