President Pagels, Councillor Abrams speak at National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) This month, the Seneca Nation President, Treasurer and several Councillors attended the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) held in Anchorage, Alaska. Tribal Leaders from across the country came together to work collaboratively to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty. In addition to talking […]



Seneca Nation has 2 resolutions passed at Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Convention On May 16-19, 2022, President Pagels and Councillors William “Billy” Canella and Presley Redeye attended the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians’ (“ATNI”) mid-year convention hosted by the Lummi Nation at the Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington. ATNI is a nonprofit organization […]


Pride Flags Raised

Pride flags raised in Cattaraugus & Allegany In honor of Pride Month #PrideMonth is celebrated the month of June in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, recognized as the birth of the Gay Liberation Movement The LGBTQ+ community has faced historical discrimination and violence, and #Pride is a way to counter the narrative of […]


Information Campaign

Seneca Nation Engages In Information Campaign With Native Nations And State Legislators Seneca Nation Councillors recently have been engaging in an information campaign to garner support from Native Nations, as well as from New York State legislators, to ensure that the state engages in good faith compact negotiations pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. […]


Bike Rodeo

Seneca Nation and Dreamcatcher Foundation Host Bike Rodeo and Giveaway The Seneca Nation partnered with Dreamcatcher Foundation to host a youth bike rodeo and safety fair at the Cattaraugus Community Center on May 25th and at the Allegany Community Center on May 26th. The Dream Catcher Foundation donated 100 youth bicycles (50 for each territory) […]


Donation to Foster Families

Council Expresses Gratitude to our Foster Families Photos by Seneca Media In recognition of Foster Parent Appreciation Month in May, the Seneca Nation Council donated gift cards to thank foster families in our community. These families selflessly open their homes and lives to children that would not otherwise have the opportunity for support and guidance. […]



AMERIND National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) – Annual Convention and Tradeshow Councillors Arlene Bova (Allegany), Presley Redeye (Cattaraugus) and Lisa Maybee (Cattaraugus) traveled to Seattle, Washington May 16-19, 2022 to attend the Amerind NAIHC Annual Convention and Tradeshow. Their mission is “to effectively and efficiently promote and support American Indians, Alaska Natives and native […]

Clerk Councillors President Treasurer

Letter to Seneca Nation Executives & Council

Hazel Dean sent in the following letter: Hanödaga:nyas: President Matthew Pagels (word used for president)O:wísda’ Hasdi:sta’: Treasurer Rickey Armstrong Sr. (he manages money)Ye:yadö:’: Clerk Marta Kettle (She writes)Swa:shëö’: Seneca Nation Councilors (you are all councillors) Heh nya:wëh gagwe:göh, o’sgwá:wisdö’ neh Covid-19 óíwa’. We:so degwanö:nyö:h. Gë:h heh nya:wëh.(Thank you all, you gave me money – regarding […]