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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season and spent some much needed time with your children and families. One of the highlights of the holiday season for me is our annual Elder’s Holiday Party, which was held at the Seneca Allegany Casino on December 18th. It was a delight to watch our elders […]


NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Skye King, DL, York University

By Damond Talbot | December 28, 2019 | Reprinted from www.nfldraftdiamonds.com Skye King the pass rusher formerly of York University recently sat down with Jimmy Williams of Draft Diamonds. • Name: Skye King• Height: 6’3• Weight: 265• Position: DL• College: York University• Professional Team: San Diego Strike Force (IFL)• Twitter: @skyekiing Tell us about your […]


Snakes in Snow at Native American Winter Games

One of the oldest outdoor winter games in North America is again coming to the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Ontario County Already centuries old when Europeans first arrived in this country, the game of “snow snake” will be featured at our family-friendly annual Native American Winter Games on February 22. Earlier that week from […]

Crystal Bridges announces four additions to permanent collection

Ja:goh Marie Watt By Dustin Bartholomew | Reprinted from www.fayettevilleflyer.com Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced the acquisitions of four new works – all by contemporary female artists – to be part of the museum’s permanent collection. The acquisitions include a work by Amy Sherald titled Precious jewels by the sea (2019), Companion Species (Speech Bubble) (2019) by Marie Watt, Untitled (Mlle Bourgeoise Noire) (1980-83/2009) by Lorraine O’Grady, and She Gives (Quiet Strength V) (2019) by Dyani White Hawk.“These acquisitions demonstrate Crystal Bridges’ commitment to developing an inclusive American art collection—and exhibition program,” said Austen Barron Bailly, chief curator, Crystal Bridges.

Salamanca "TAPS" New Students Into National Honor Society

By Michala K Redeye,TOSA Native American Program Coordinator, Salamanca City Central School District Pictured - Standing L to R: Amos Whitcomb, Eric Murphy, Cole Johnson. Seated L to R: Reece Redeye-Despocito, Maeghan Collins,Carson Redeye. December 20, 2019 - Salamanca High School held their annual National Honor Society “tapping” ceremony. This is where we “tap” new members into the Salamanca Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools, under the sponsorship and supervision of the National Association of Secondary School principals. The purpose of the NHS is to create enthusiasm for scholarships, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, and to

Nonagenarian Seneca Woman Shares Her Life Experiences

By Beverly Kehe-Rowland | Dec 16, 2019 | Reprinted from www.post-journal.com Anna Miller was born into the Printup Family on Oct. 6, 1929, in Red House. The fourth child and the only girl of six children, she was delivered by her grandmother, who was a midwife. Her father had worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad, as did his father, but left that job around 1926 to work at Allegany State Park, which was closer to their home on Bay State Road. He built the house, barn and some out buildings on a property across the creek from his father’s home. The 90-year-old has

Vote for The Jeremy Keyes Band, Jeremy Keyes & JJ White!

The Jeremy Keyes Band has been nominated for Top Traditional Blues Band for the WNY “2019 Buffalo Night-Life Music & Club Awards.” Jeremy has been nominated for Top Blues Harmonica while JJ has picked up 2 nominations for Top Blues Male Vocalist & Top Blues guitarist. You can come out to support and network with local musicians and representatives of bars/restaurants around WNY on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Cove, located at 4701 Transit Rd., Depew, NY and listen as they announce the winners! Click link to vote: https://ourwny.com/

Additional SCCSD News

Title 6 Grant Money used to Jumpstart Beading in MacArthur' Art Room Michala Redeye, Native American Program Director, helped support the Native American culture and the Arts by using Title 6 grant money to purchase the supplies to jump start beading in Mrs. MacArthur art room. The students have embraced this skill and have made earrings, pins, peyote stitch lanyards, and medallions. Students pictured are Marla Warrior, Brooke Kettle, and Ryleigh John.

Gowanda helps Blue Star Mothers

Ja:goh Tia Thompson, Trinity "Bee" Jensen, Shelby Weston & Meredith Wheeler Reprinted from www.observertoday.com Gowanda Central School District is grateful to all those who donated to the recent Blue Star Mothers holiday care package collection for deployed soldiers. The cheerleaders sorted the contributions — 153 pounds of goods and $421 in cash — for delivery. Cards and letters created by our students were cherished by the military members unable to be home for the holidays. Collection boxes were placed in the elementary, middle and high school clerical main offices and clerical staff facilitated and collected the cash donations from staff via a

Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow

We are looking to fill the Head Staff positions in the Iroquois Division for the 2020 Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Powwow that will be held on July 17th – 19th, 2020 Positions to be filled are as follows: • Head Smoke Dance Judge• Smoke Dance Singer• Head Male Smoke Dancer• Head Female Smoke Dancer Requirements: • Ages 18 & up• Enrolled Iroquois If you are interested in this opportunity, please specify which position you would like to be considered for and send in a short bio and a clear photo of yourself in your traditional outfit and proof of tribal enrollment to info@senecapowwow.org by Friday,

Congratulations to Lanny Bennett on Winning the NRAG Fully Decorated Christmas Tree!

Submitted by Mary Jacobs The Native Roots Artists Guild would like to congratulate the winner of the fully decorated Christmas tree. The winner was: Lanny Bennett! Thanks to all who purchased tickets supporting the Native Roots Artists Guild. Watch for the launch of our revised website-coming soon!

Nick Lone wins Native American Music Award

By Megan Torres, Newsletter Reporter | Photo credit: Megan Torres Nick Lone of Indian Hill on the Cattaraugus Territory was nominated for Best Rap/Hip Hop/R&B Recording “Native Pride” at this year’s 19th Annual Native American Music Awards that was held on November 2nd at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Nick beat out other top Native artists and ended up taking home the award. When asked how he felt when he won, he explained how he was in a state of shock, “I just couldn’t believe it.” This was his second nomination but first time bringing home the prize. Nick started