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Presidential UPDATE (04.01.21)

President Pagels acknowledges the closing of Women’s History Month, while also giving updates on vaccination availability and Nation travel policy. He announces the annual Community Fair, surveys being done by the Climate Change Task Force and Department of Transportation, as well as registration for virtual participation for April’s regular Council session. See video message below:

COVID-19 Feature

Presidential UPDATE (03.26.21)

Council Co-Chair Presley Redeye, standing in for President Pagels, offers condolences for the passing of Andrew John. He provides updates about COVID cases and the Seneca Nation Health System now making appointments for enrolled Nation members, Seneca Nation Health System patients, and those eligible for services at the Health System over the age of 18.

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SNI Praises Senator Schumer

Seneca Nation praises Senator Schumer for leadership in including relief to Native nations in American Rescue Plan Seneca Nation President Matthew Pagels issued the following statement regarding relief measures for Native nations that were included in the American Rescue Plan passed by the U.S. House of Representatives: “The American Rescue Plan is a significant achievement […]

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Presidential UPDATE (03.22.21)

President Pagels shares an important update about increased vaccine availability for adults of all ages through the Seneca Nation Health System, as well as an upcoming vaccination clinic collaboration between the Seneca Gaming Corporation and Cattaraugus County. He clarifies the Allegany fisheries closure, congratulates the new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, and announces the […]

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Presidential UPDATE (03.15.21)

President Pagels notes that the Seneca Nation Health System has earned designation as a Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance and that the Fish and Wildlife Department has announced the temporary suspension of fishing on the Allegany Territory for spring egg collection and preparation for the annual walleye run. He […]

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Presidential UPDATE (03.12.21)

President Pagels offers condolences on the passing of Michael “Spike” John and encourages everyone to get vaccinated against this deadly disease. He provides important new information about vaccine scheduling, as well as registering for virtual COVID info sessions and regular Council. He concludes with noting the inclusion of significant funding for Indian Country in the […]

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Presidential UPDATE (03.09.21)

President Pagels reflects on the past year of the pandemic, while providing updates about vaccination, testing, and weekly virtual COVID info sessions. He also notes the free wireless internet available for students, how to register for future broadband service, and the Seneca Nation Housing Authority’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. See video message below: Attention VACCINATED […]

COVID-19 Feature

Presidential UPDATE (2.26.21)

President Pagels speaks on a decrease in identified positive cases, ongoing Bluestone testing in March including a pop up test in Allegany this Saturday, an update on Cattaraugus broadband, and registration for a virtual informational meeting about the US Court of Appeals decision on the gaming compact arbitration. See video message below:

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Presidential UPDATE (02.22.21)

President Pagels gives an update on vaccination efforts, testing, trash collection, and virtual special Council, while noting that the United States Court of Appeals has issued its ruling regarding the long-standing Compact disagreement with New York State. See video message below: