COVID-19 Feature

Presidential UPDATE (08.26.21)

President Matthew Pagels gives an update on current covid numbers in the community, speaks on the NEW Executive Order that outlines a number of mask requirements for Nation Buildings. He concludes with information about PPE distributions next week. See video message below:

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Presidential UPDATE (08.19.21)

President Matthew Pagels gives an update on current covid numbers in the community, thanks the workers of the Seneca Nation with Employee Appreciation Day. He concludes with information on next month’s council session. See video message below:

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:weh sgënö’ gagwe:göh, I’m thankful you are all well. Summer is almost at an end as fairs and festivals are well underway. As we gather and celebrate a great summer, family picnics and just being together, let’s continue to follow covid-19 protocols. Many early CDC guidelines were lifted regarding mask wearing and social distancing since […]

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Seneca Nation Statement on Resignation of New York Governor

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, IRVING, N.Y. – Seneca Nation President Matthew Pagels issued the following statement on the resignation of the Governor of New York earlier today: “The imminent change of leadership in Albany is good news for all New Yorkers, particularly members of sovereign Native Nations located within the state’s borders who have for too long […]

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Presidential UPDATE (08.09.21)

President Matthew Pagels speaks on the official reburial of 41 individuals at McKees Rocks in western Pennsylvania. He provides an update on COVID numbers in our community and warns that safety measures may be coming soon. He concludes with a reminder of the August Council session. See video message below:

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Presidential UPDATE (08.03.21)

President Matthew Pagels provides an update on the COVID case count for both territories, warns of the Delta variant, provides information on the Seneca Nation Cannabis Regulatory Authority and closes with information about the next Council Session. See video message below:

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Cannabis Industry Workforce Development

Submitted by Jessica Crouse, Director of Seneca Nation Cannabis Department The Cannabis Industry has been growing by leaps and bounds, and institutions of higher education have responded by developing curriculum to build a skilled workforce. It must be noted that for most cannabis industry jobs, one must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. […]

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:wëh sgënö’ gagwe:göh, I’m thankful you are well. Happy summer! We sure have had plenty of rain over the past month. I hope your gardens are prospering from it. I’m glad to report our Covid-19 numbers were at zero for the last 10-day snap shot again. You may however, be aware of the new Delta […]

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Treasurer UPDATE (07.16.21)

Treasurer Armstrong provides an update on the COVID case count for both territories, direct benefit payments through the American Rescue Plan Act , Summer recreational programs for the youth, AOA offering coupons for Farmer’s Markets, warning the community on the dangers of underage drinking and a thanks to the Cattaraugus community members who pulled together […]

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:weh Sgënö’ gagwe:göh, It has been a very hot summer so far with heavy humidity. Let’s check on our elders and those with compromised health conditions daily during these hot days. As restrictions continue to lighten and festival events promote large crowd gatherings, please stay mindful of safety precautions we’ve learned throughout the pandemic. This […]