Executive Messages & News

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:weh sgënö ga:gwëgöh, agajëgwah gagwe:göh jöhiyoa:jë’, November is a time of Thanksgiving. In our daily address we give thanks to everything around us which supports, sustains and protects us. We give thanks to one another and become of one mind. Our ancestors gave us this address to keep peace and balance so we can live […]


Team Haudenosaunee U15 and U17 take home the Gold. JA:GOH!

2021 International Indoor Junior Lacrosse (IIJL) World Junior Lacrosse Championship The IIJL World U17 & U15 Lacrosse Championships took place November 11-14, 2021 at the St. Lawrence Centre Sports Complex in Massena, NY. The Haudenosaunee U15 and U17 teams hit the floor and didn’t look back after sweeping the IIJL tournament. They defeated the USA […]



Warrior Games Postponed Reprinted from Warrior Games Boxla Facebook Due to continued rising positive COVID cases in our county we have decided to postpone the Warrior Games. We can’t wait to get back together with all our old friends and making new ones. Please stay safe throughout the holidays and keep an eye out for […]

COVID Testing

COVID Testing Now Available at Tallchief Territory Home of Native Pride JC Seneca Foundation sponsors free onsite testing Irving, NY - November 2021 - J.C. Seneca, President of the JC Seneca Foundation, announced the formation of a partnership with Community Testing Services (CTS) to provide free COVID testing four days a week at his Tallchief Territory/Native Pride Travel Plaza, located at 11359 Southwestern Boulevard in Irving. The testing is for people of all ages, including children who need to be tested to remain in school. According to Seneca, it will be available to anyone from the Seneca Nation Territories and surrounding WNY

Cousin Brownie is back!

Second Annual Cousin Brownie Holiday Give Back Help Cousin Brownie and Zed Griswold do some Christmas shopping for kids and families in need this season! Last year Cousin Brownie, organized by Frankie Brown and Jillian Jimerson, along with their family and friends, wanted to sponsor a couple of families on each territory that were working with Child and Family Services to make sure they were provided with food and gifts for the holidays. What started as four families soon turned into several. Frankie partnered with his lacrosse team, the Buffalo Bandits and other lacrosse players and used social media platforms to reach

A.C.E. Mentoring Program

Indigenous Youth learning from the Old Bridge Singers on the Big Drum with mentors from the Salamanca School District’s A.C.E. Mentoring Program By Flip White A.C.E. is a developing program for Indigenous males which was launched earlier this year in the Salamanca City School District. The acronym A.C.E. stands for; A = being an Asset to the community, C = contributing to the sustainability of the community, and E = Exemplifying one’s best self. Lead by Karina Flagg, Mentor Coordinator, and Don “Flip” White, Mentor Consultant, this program is organized through the My Brother’s Keeper Native American Program grant offered by New

Ja:goh Caleb Abrams,

He served as a consultant on the new season of Dexter! Pictured above: L to R: Bruce Abrams, Michael C. Hall (who plays Dexter), Caleb Abrams at the series premiere. Everyone knows that Dexter is back on SHOWTIME for a limited series run. But did you know that the Seneca Nation’s own Caleb Abrams served as a consultant on the new season? “I took every opportunity to incorporate Seneca material culture, artwork, language and music in the show - from all of our communities and beyond. I assisted with casting, wardrobe, props, set decoration, and had a small hand in the scripting

Helping Others & Paying Homage

Ja:goh Jared W. White! Credit: GCS FB Gowanda Central School District graduate Jared W. White, Class of 2011, is a descendant of the White family, proud members of the Seneca and Onondaga nations, hailing from the Indian Hill region of the Cattaraugus territory. After commencement over a decade ago, Mr. White decided to pursue the art and trade of barbering. He now is a leader in the barbering industry and the visionary behind Il Mulino Barber Academy in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. White says, as a business owner, he is dedicated to building up others’ futures. The company recently announced a new clothing line named

Honoring Indigenous People’s (HIP) Week at SHS

Salamanca High School marked Native American Month by hosting Honoring Indigenous People’s Week for staff and students from November 15th-19th. Each day celebrated the contributions made by Indigenous culture; Monday was Warrior Day to celebrate being a Salamanca Warrior, Tuesday was Hodinöshö:ni’ Day with a purple theme, on Wednesday students wore orange to support the Every Child Matters movement and remembrance of victims, Thursday was “Rez” Wear Day and Friday students were encouraged to wear red to raise awareness for the hundreds of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Student activist and photographer Madison Brown shared photos to her social media accounts

Check out these excellent Indigenous climate change opportunities!

Submitted by Councillor Tina Abrams & Jason Corwin, Department of Indigenous Studies, SUNY Buffalo Below you'll find: NAU (Northern Arizona University) Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals 2022 Student Summer Internship. Deadline: February 1, 2022. Apply now for this paid 8-week summer internship here: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/eeop/Internships/ssi_internshipNational Tribal Water Council & NAU Membership Recruitment. Application deadline is December 31, 2021. For more information visit: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/ntwc/docs/NTWC_Membership_App_Sept_2021.pdfNative Youth Climate Adaptation Leadership Congress (NYCALC). Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. 2022 Registration Opens on December 1, 2021. Fore

Unsettling pasts still pain Native Americans

November 12, 2021 | Submitted by Lafayette Williams | By John D'Agostino | Jamestown Post Journal & Dunkirk OBSERVER | Source: https://www.observertoday.com/news/page-one/2021/11/unsettling-pasts-still-pain-native-americans/ Photo: Lafayette Williams, right, poses for a picture with Grace Perez de la Garza, who was in attendance for his talk. Photo credit: OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Lafayette Williams asked for a moment of silence Tuesday night while speaking to a gathering of some 30 people in the Anderson-Lee Library. As a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, his heart was heavy when discussing a dark past that both the United States and Canada are struggling to

Christmas Tree Raffle

Fully decorated lighted 5 ft Christmas tree with beaded and hand made ornaments Submitted by Mary Jacobs • To benefit Catt. Rez Beaders • Drawing will be held December 4, 2021 • Ticket Cost: $10 Catt. Rez Beaders have tickets and will be selling them at local events. OR you can drop by the Sully on Mondays or Tuesdays between 6-8:30pm to view the tree and purchase tickets.