Executive Messages & News

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Final Message from Former President Pagels

Gagwe:göh sgë:nö’, I’d like to take this time to wish everyone well as we transition into a new administration. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as President of the Seneca Nation and it was an honor to serve our people as your representative on important issues. Nya:wëh for your support during the past two years. Our […]


Summer Hemphill moves from UB to Daemen, and into new phase of basketball career

October 25, 2022 | By Rachel Lenzi | Updated October 28, 2022 | buffalonews.com Photo: Summer Hemphill, the former basketball star at Cardinal O’Hara and UB, helps teach as she has transitions to an assistant coach position at Daemen University. Photo credit: Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News Summer Hemphill is in full coaching immersion. About two […]


“We’re Western New Yorkers, and we’re one big community”

Bills help kick off Native American Heritage month celebrations November 03, 2022 | By Grace Heidinger | buffalobills.com Buffalo Bandits defenseman Frank Brown had a lacrosse stick in his hand from the young age of six and is now living out his childhood dream of playing for his hometown team. And he so happens to […]

My Health Story 2022 Survey

Visit MyHealthStory2022.org or scan the QR code to access the survey! See flyer for details: Click here to enlarge

Harvest Time & Holiday Bazaar

(harvesting, cooking, preparing food) Agwadeyësta’ Do:gë:h would like to encourage learning the words for harvest season. To hear these words spoken by a fluent elder go to memrise.com and search Harvest or paste the link shown here: https://app.memrise.com/course/6229464/harvest-time-harvesting-cooking-preparing-food Ëgekö:ni | Ësekö:ni' | Ëdwakö:ni'I will cook | You will cook | We will cook Ëgekwihs'a:' | Ësekwihs'a:' Ëdwakwihs'a:'I will prepare food | You will prepare food We will prepare food Ëgyë:twa:go’ | Ëšyë:twa:go’ | Ëdwayë:twa:go’I will harvest | You will harvest | We will harvest Ëgayago’ | Ësayago’ | Ëdwayago’I will pick the fruit | You will pick the fruit |

Haudenosaunee Social at JCC

Calling ALL Dancers & Singers! Come out on November 30, 2022 and enjoy traditional foods, songs & dances at the JCC Jamestown Campus located in the Student Union in the Hamilton Collegiate Center. For more information email CharityCampbell@mail.sunyjcc.edu or colburnkl01@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

Recognizing Native American Heritage Month at SU

November 01, 2022 | dailyorange.com Dances, discussion and dinners are all part of Syracuse University’s celebrations honoring and recognizing Native American Heritage Month. Check out their upcoming events posted below: Lacrosse - Learn to PlayLearn about the Native history of lacrosse with Neal Powless, an Onondaga lacrosse player. After the discussion, the SU Club Lacrosse Team will lead a learn-to-play game of lacrosse. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. The discussion will be held in room 200 of 113 Euclid Ave, and the game will be held at the Women’s Building Field. Rock Your

Stand with Seneca Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

The Seneca Nation has a long and proud past, present, and future in Western New York, our ancestral homelands. With our work yesterday and today in building the region's economic vitality through our Gaming enterprises, our commitment to the communities we operate in is as strong as ever. #StandWithSeneca is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

Anderson-Lee Library to Host Speaker Series for Native American Heritage Month

Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main Street in Silver Creek announces the schedule for their annual speaker series in honor of Native American Heritage Month in November. All programs are free and open to the public. Please register for the programs by calling 716-934-3468, stopping by the library, or visiting our website at www.andersonleelibrary.org, and clicking on the events tab. All programs start at 6pm and will run from one to one and a half hours. Tuesday, November 15: Norm Jimerson: “Native Culture: Agriculture, Dance, Family, and Sports” Jimerson, Onondaga, Deer Clan, is an Air Force veteran, former construction worker, and lacrosse

Calling All Vendors!

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking vendors to assist with celebrating NAHM! See flyer below for details:

News From The Four Corners United Methodist Church

Rte. 438 and Versailles Plank Road, Cattaraugus Territory Submitted by Marilyn Anderson In November we honor the Veterans from our communities. Pray for those who gave their lives, for those who returned and may be battling PTSD and for the families who have been affected by war DATES TO REMEMBER: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – The Seneca Hymn Singers get together in our Fellowship Hall. Please come and join them as they sing and enjoy fellowship. You will learn Seneca as you learn the hymns! Saturday, 11.26.22, 10:30 a.m – ADVENTure, a time for children and adults to learn

Dr. Lori Quigley Elected as the Ombudsperson for the NIEA Board of Directors

(National Indian Education Association) Will Continue Work to Advance Comprehensive, Culture-Based Opportunities for Native American Students November 3, 2022 | medaille.edu Medaille University Interim President Lori V. Quigley, Ph.D., has been elected as the ombudsperson for the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Board of Directors. In that role, she will continue her work to advance comprehensive, culture-based opportunities for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Dr. Quigley, who is a proud Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan member, has been involved in Native American education for over 30 years as a way to support her Indigenous community and Native students here in New York

Dream Catcher Foundation’s Peace Love Art: Indigenous Collective online exhibition and auction

Samantha Jacobs hat “Keeping A Good Mind” is up for auction….Ja:göh! The Peace Love Art Auction features over 100 Native American and first nations artists and their insanely gorgeous works! Check out Samantha’s work and over 200 pieces in this stunning exhibition and be sure to bid on your favorite! PLEASE SHARE to support the talented Indigenous artists that are generously donating half their proceeds to support important Indigenous causes. The auction is live until November 20th at 10pm EST https://e.givesmart.com/events/t2M/i/_Auction/#itemjzQ2 Direct link to Samantha’s piece: https://lnkd.in/eFAqhrxH

Harvard Native Alums, including Robert Odawi Porter, write Letter on the Harvard Steering Committee on Human Remains in University Museum Collections Report

Oct. 12, 2022 | turtletalk.blog Mr. Robert Odawi Porter states “Honored to co-author this letter with other Harvard Native alums and students to keep the heat on Harvard leadership to repatriate all Indigenous human remains in the university's possession. Nya-weh to Judge Greg Bigler for spearheading the effort.” View their letter to the Harvard University President and a copy of the REPORT OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE ON HUMAN REMAINS IN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM COLLECTIONS, FALL 2022 here: https://turtletalk.blog/2022/10/13/harvard-native-alums-letter-on-the-harvard-steering-committee-on-human-remains-in-university-museum-collections-report/

Indigenous SU students, staff react to proposed bill replacing Columbus Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day 2022 October 10, 2022 | By Dominic Chiappone | dailyorange.com Photo: Students and staff at SU feel that a bill to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day should be a starting point for further work. Photo credit: Emily Steinberger, Senior Staff Photographer Professor Scott Stevens, a citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and Syracuse University’s Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies, believes replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a “nice gesture.” But Stevens said the change feels mostly symbolic. “It might heighten awareness of Indigenous issues at best, but it doesn’t compensate for the other problems,” he