A statement from Seneca Nation President Pagels regarding the tragic shooting that took place in Buffalo:
“The Seneca Nation shares the sorrow, anger and disbelief expressed by so many following the heinous mass shooting in Buffalo this weekend. We offer our prayers for the victims and send our thoughts and support to their families, friends and everyone impacted by this tragedy. A community is built of people of all races and backgrounds living and sharing together. Hate and racism cannot continue to divide us as a community or a country. We are confident that all Western New Yorkers will recognize and strengthen the bonds of community that make this a special place and come together to make our community even stronger.”
“As we continue to support and grieve with our neighbors in Buffalo following this weekend’s tragic events, the Seneca Nation will lower flags on our territories to half-staff as a sign of respect for the victims and their families,” President Pagels said.
Flags will remain at half staff until all victims have been laid to rest.