We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday with family & friends!
Please continue to stay safe & healthy!
The Clerk’s Office continues to monitor the current pandemic & practice safety measures that protect the Clerk’s Office staff and Community as a whole, please watch for changes. Nya:wëh!
CLERK’S OFFICE UPDATE:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED UPON ENTRY TO ALL SENECA NATION BUILDINGS
The Clerk’s Office on the Cattaraugus Territory has re-opened our doors with safety protocols in place. Masks are required at all times and you must social distance while in the Building. The Clerk’s Office on the Allegany Territory will be opening soon, we will remain open with a walk-up window for limited services. Our hours are Monday through Friday; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. We encourage members to bring their own pen if needed, as a safety precaution.
Please have your SNI Enrollment # ready when you are visiting or calling the Clerk’s Office.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED
We are happy to announce the Allegany & Cattaraugus Clerk’s Office are now accepting Credit/Debit Card as a form of payment for Id’s, utility bills, business & fishing licenses, etc.
Annuity Cloth will be available for pick up during regular business hours in both Allegany & Cattaraugus Clerk’s Offices.
William Seneca Building – Cattaraugus Territory – (716) 532-4900, ext. 5000
Marta L. Kettle, Clerk / Office Manager
Geraldine Huff, Executive Assistant (Notary Public)
Kelly Mohawk, Deeds Recorder
Leslie Cooke, Executive Secretary (Notary Public)
Tammi Stafford, Administrative Assistant (Notary Public)
Ashley Warrior, Administrative Assistant
Lori Waterman, Administrative Assistant
Dana Maybee, Business Permit Officer
Sarena Seneca, Receptionist
Seneca Allegany Administration Building – Allegany Territory – (716) 945-1790, ext. 3000
Bethany Johnson, Deputy Clerk (Notary Public)
Charisse Ground, Executive Secretary
Sue Case, Enrollment Officer
Kathleen “Yomie” Hill, Enrollment Assistant
Lexus McClune, Administrative Assistant
Olivia Sanford, Receptionist
The Buffalo Office Staff & Location – (716) 845-6304 or (716) 951-7555
Buffalo Office works in Conjunction with the Clerk’s Office
Ramona Marion – Director
Stephanie Maybee – Administrative Assistant
Judson Logan – Tutor
533 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
REMINDER: IN-PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT – Don’t forget your Annual In-Person Registration must be completed before December 31, 2021, If you are unsure of your current registration status please contact the Clerk’s Office.
CLERK’S OFFICE FORMS
Completed forms can be mailed along with a copy of your photo identification as proof of identify if you are unable to obtain a notary to: Seneca Nation of Indians, 90 Ohi:yo’ Way, Salamanca NY 14779. All forms are available online at www.sni.org under Clerk’s Office documents.
Please remember to keep your address current with the Clerk’s Office. This includes changes with custody of minor children or legal guardians (Court orders).
• BURIAL FUND
A Burial fund has been designated to pay for funeral expenses up to $7000 for enrolled members. For additional details, please contact the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.
• DIRECT DEPOSIT OF ANNUITY AND/OR ELDERS PAYMENTS
If you would like to sign up for Direct Deposit of your Annuity and/or Elders Check, you will have to complete the form. The form is available on the web at www.sni.org under Documents/Clerk’s Office / Direct Deposit forms or at the Clerk’s Office.
• All direct deposit forms MUST have attached a voided check or deposit slip (start-up checks will NOT be accepted).
• Members must be at least 18 years old to sign up for Direct Deposit
• Minors are NOT eligible for Direct Deposit
If you receive direct deposit, it is your responsibility to keep your address updated with the Clerk’s Office.
• RELEASE OF MINORS TRUST FUND
In order to begin receiving Minor Trust Fund disbursements. A member must be at least 18 years old and submit the following documentation:
• Application for Release of Minors Trust
• High School Diploma / GED
• Financial Literacy Certificate (http://seneca.cm3solutions.com)
If you need to obtain a Financial Literacy Certificate please contact the Seneca Nation Education Department for details. Contact Info: Allegany Territory – Seneca Nation Education Department (716) 945-1790, email@example.com; Cattaraugus Territory – Seneca Nation Education Department (716) 532-3341, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seneca Nation Clerks Office is seeking Individuals interested in Invocating/Opening with Gano:nyok for Council each month. Anyone interested for Allegany may contact Charisse Ground at Charisse.email@example.com, 716-945-1790 ext. 3036 and for Cattaraugus you may contact Leslie Cooke at Leslie.firstname.lastname@example.org, 716-532-4900, ext. 5038.
Seeking Non-Profit Organizations
The Seneca Nation Clerk’s Office is seeking Non-Profit Organizations to serve refreshments and or dinner during Council each month. Any Organization interested for Allegany may contact Charisse Ground at Charisse.email@example.com, 716-945-1790 ext. 3036 and for Cattaraugus you may contact Leslie Cooke at Leslie.firstname.lastname@example.org, 716-532-4900, ext. 5038 to request a form. Forms are also available at the Clerk’s Office. Any questions or can be directed to Charisse Ground or Leslie Cooke.
We would like to say Nya:wëh for your patience and understanding during this time and please watch for updates as this may change unexpectedly. Any changes will be posted online.
Welcome our recent enrollments to the Seneca Nation!
Due to Covid-19, the in person requirement for enrollment has been temporarily suspended, therefore we are asking parents who recently have or will be having their child(ren) enrolled and wishes to have their child(s) pictures included in future editions of the SN Newsletter, please email a picture to: Kathleen.Hill@sni.org or Bjohnson@sni.org
Eleven Additions To The Seneca Nation Roll-November 13, 2021 Regular Session Of Council
- Maverick Nash Bable – Turtle
- Leighton Maren Dowdy – Hawk
- Brooklyn Rose Hatfield – Bear
- Samson Fury Jackson – Bear
- Elvera Rose Jimerson – Turtle
- Ezra Bradley Jones – Turtle
- Evander Abram Meldrum – Wolf
- Holton Gerard Pierce – Turtle
- Cheryl Elaine Whipple – Wolf
- Liam Dennis Williams – Hawk
- Creedence William Willis – Snipe
Deletions to the Nation’s Roll
Nine (9) Deletions to the Seneca Nation Roll – November 13, 2021, Regular Session of Council
- Bette Crouse – Hawk
- Dustin John Domres – Beaver
- Opal Frank – Hawk
- Merrie Carol Jacobs – Turtle
- Janet Rae Jimerson – Hawk
- Danny Max Johnson – Beaver
- Danielle Jean Redeye – Turtle
- Darren Wayne Washburn – Turtle
- Murray Albert Williams – Turtle
On behalf of the Seneca Nation we send our Heartfelt condolences to the families and friends that have lost their loved ones.
NOTICE – CONTINUANCE OF WAIVER FOR IN-PERSON ENROLLMENT APPEARANCE
MOTION: by Arlene Bova, seconded by Angela Kennedy, that the Seneca Nation Council approves the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Seneca Nation is responsible for the health, safety and well-being of our members and is taking precautions to reduce the potential impact of COVID-19 on our community; and
WHEREAS, due to safety concerns, the Nation Council waived the in-person enrollment appearance requirement per the enrollment ordinance as amended on March 12, 2016 (CN: R-03-12-16-06), effective March 14, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on July 10, 2021 Council reinstated the in-person enrollment appearance requirement (CN: R-07-10-21-06); and
WHEREAS, recent increases in the rate of infection of COVID-19 both within and outside of the Seneca Nation Territory have made it unsafe to require in-person enrollment appearances at this time; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Seneca Nation Council hereby rescinds the July 10, 2021 resolution (CN: R-07-10-21-06) and continues to waive the in-person enrollment appearance requirement until reinstated by Council Resolution.
ALL IN FAVOR | MOTION CARRIED
IN PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT — Please get your Annual In Person Registration completed before December 31, 2021, if you are unsure of your current registration status please feel free to give the Clerk’s Office a call and ask.