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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:wëh sgë:nö’, We’re off to a quick start for 2022. A whole month into winter and we finally had some snow. I hope everyone stayed safe during this brief winter storm and remembered their winter driving skills. The COVID monthly report shows a slight decrease in positive cases within our Communities. Allegany had 124 cases […]

Sports

LeRoy Halftown/NY Riptide

Cattaraugus Territory Native LeRoy Halftown/NY Riptide, talks Lacrosse and the importance of being a role model for our youth By Robert Armstrong As a fanatic of indoor box lacrosse, it was a bit disheartening to see about 500 people sitting in the stands when Panther City Lacrosse Club based out of Fort Worth, TX, took […]

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U21 Iroquois National team

Ja:goh to all those from the Seneca Nation and their teammates on making the U21 Iroquois National team They will represent in Limerick, Ireland, August 2022!! Congratulations to Efrain Barreto Jr., Jarmani Benton, Julian Freeman, Daylin John-Hill, Clay Scanlan, Keelan Seneca, Dylan Snow, Xavier Taylor, and Amos Whitcomb. The 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World […]

Help Dream Catcher Foundation Provide Bikes for the Children of Seneca Nation

Councillor Josh Jimerson has been working with Rob Canton from the A+C (Athletes and Causes) Foundation on behalf of Eli Ankou, Defensive Lineman for the Buffalo Bills and member of the Ojibwe tribe. His mother, Nicole Ankou, was born into Dokis First Nation, while his fiancee, Shayna Powless is a member of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin. Shayna is a professional cyclist (as is her brother Neilson, the first US Native American to race in the Tour de France). Together, Eli and Shayna launched Dream Catcher Foundation, which is committed to impacting the children of Native American communities by providing opportunities

Dr. Rodney Haring featured in Traffic East, 2022

Buffalo to NYC’s “Literary City Magazine” Trafficeast.com Traffic east magazine is a glossy, highly-stylized publication, described as "a literary city magazine," and is the brainchild of veteran Williamsville photographer Mark Dellas that has been in print since 2001. The magazine is a unique subscription based on regional high quality visual/with diverse editorial content View a copy of the publication here: https://www.trafficeast.com/copy-of-traffic-issue-21-1?lightbox=dataItem-kx91e7z8 Below is a copy of Rodney’s feature: “The Good Mind of Rodney Haring” by Theodora Dellas, photo by M Dellas. The Good Mind of Rodney HaringBy Theodora Dellas "Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not

Hazel A. DeGolia Karpin

GREENHURST - Hazel A. DeGolia Karpin, 92, of Greenhurst, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2022) at Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing, following a long illness. Born Jan. 29, 1929, on the Allegany Reservation in Kill Buck, she was the daughter of the late Alice Crouse and William DeGolia. She was married in 1948 to John Karpin, who predeceased her in 2005. She was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Heron Clan. She was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1947. Hazel had been employed as an administrative assistant in healthcare in Olean for over 20 years, and

SUNY JCC’s Center Gallery Hosting Native American Photo Exhibition

Photo above: Joe Stahlman holding Eleazar Williams for his daughter, Frieda Schultz. OLEAN, N.Y. – “Stirring the Pot: Bringing the Wanamaker Photos Home” opened January 21st at the Center Gallery on Jamestown Community College’s Cattaraugus County Campus. The exhibition will remain on view 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 11, with a panel discussion planned for noon-1 p.m. on Feb. 9. The exhibition and discussion are free and open to the public. The Center Gallery is located inside JCC’s College Center at 260 N. Union St. in Olean. Per JCC COVID-19 protocols, face masks must be worn by attendees, regardless

National Honor Society

SCCSD inducts new members into the Salamanca Chapter of the National Honor Society Credit: SCCSD Facebook On Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at an evening event held at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, the Salamanca City Central School District recognized 14 new members to the Salamanca Chapter of the National Honor Society! Congratulations on being inducted into such a prestigious organization. You have risen above and excelled not just in scholarship, leadership, and character but you’ve also showed immense persistence, dedication, persistence, dedication and grit! Special shout out to: (21-22) Harley Hoag and Jillian Rae(22-23) Hayden Hoag, Gahsëni'de' Hubbell, Quinton Jones

Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy

A suggestion from three students brought the flag of the Iroquois Confederacy to each Middle School classroom. “The idea of putting the flags up in each classroom was student generated,” relates Assistant Principal Katy Berner-Wallen. “Earlier this year, Layla Jimerson, Kate Kennedy and Payton Stevens wrote to me and Mr. Reidell about representation of the Seneca Nation students within the school community.” Working with Lindsay John, Home-School Liaison, and Melissa Hummel, Native American Support, the students priced out the cost of flags and brackets for every classroom – 65 in all. “I was very impressed with the fact that our students

Nick Lone Nominated for NAMA

Nick Lone Nominated for NAMA Best Rap/Hip Hop Recording of “Rez Life” Photo credit: Nick Lone Ja:goh Nick Lone (Cattaraugus Territory, Wolf clan) on his 2022 Native American Music Awards nomination for Best Rap/Hip Hop recording of "Rez Life". He is the only enrolled Seneca to be nominated at this year’s awards. Nick said he "dropped" his first mixtape about 10 years ago and since beginning his journey on the sober trail it has gone from a "hobby" to his career. Nick explained how he wants to inspire others and show them that it is possible to be successful, when he won

WNYWF Welcomes New Leaders to 2022 Board of Directors

(Western New York Women’s Foundation) Ja:goh Odie Porter, Seneca, Allegany Territory This January, the WNY Women's Foundation welcomed six exceptional women leaders to their Board of Directors. Congratulations to: Odie Brant Porter - President of Odie Porter Consulting WNYWF stated: Our new Board class brings expertise, connections, and passion to the Foundation—all of which will be needed as we continue to make Western New York a better place for women to earn, learn, and lead in 2022 and beyond! “I am delighted to join the WNY Women’s Foundation and support its mission to create a culture of possibility so women could live, grow, and lead

News From The Four Corners United Methodist Church

Rte. 438 and Versailles Plank Road, Cattaraugus Territory | Pastor – currently unassigned The Seneca Hymn Singers are taking a winter break from rehearsals. However, if their service is needed, please contact Beeda Parker or Terry Thompson. Once spring returns, they will resume their Tuesday night meetings. Our church is currently going through a pastoral transition and is being served by three qualified, devoted pastors. David Rood, Chris Klimecko and Bethany Printup-Davis will conduct Sunday services every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. We are awaiting the assignment of a pastor, but until then we continue to worship every Sunday under the capable

Superintendent Bryce Thompson Retires From Attica Central School District After 30+ Years In Education

By Tami Watt, Editor Bryce Thompson, Snipe clan, originally from the Cattaraugus Territory, has made the decision to retire after dedicating his extensive career to the education system, both on and off territory. Mr. Thompson was instrumental in the developing the Seneca Language Regents exam as an alternative for Indigenous high school students back in 1986. His career in education started 1980 with the Seneca Nation Education Department’s Johnson O’Malley Program that was set up to provide assistance to students attending Gowanda, Silver Creek and Salamanca School Districts through shared resources, study groups, tutorial services, adult education programs, and activities to promote

Ja:goh Marie Watt for making Hyperallergic’s “Best of 2021: Our Top 10 New York City Art Shows”

December 7, 2021 | hyperallergic.com The city brought shows to life that will be talked about for years to come. These are the shows that Hyperallergic’s critics, both staff and contributors thought were the most compelling of the year. Though it was a year of tentative venturing back out into the open to look at artwork in person, the production wasn’t tentative at all. The city brought shows to life that will be talked about for years to come. —Seph Rodney, Senior Critic Coming in at the 5th spot: Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. November

Help Dream Catcher Foundation Provide Bikes for the Children of Seneca Nation

Councillor Josh Jimerson has been working with Rob Canton from the A+C (Athletes and Causes) Foundation on behalf of Eli Ankou, Defensive Lineman for the Buffalo Bills and member of the Ojibwe tribe. His mother, Nicole Ankou, was born into Dokis First Nation, while his fiancee, Shayna Powless is a member of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin. Shayna is a professional cyclist (as is her brother Neilson, the first US Native American to race in the Tour de France). Together, Eli and Shayna launched Dream Catcher Foundation, which is committed to impacting the children of Native American communities by providing opportunities