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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! I hope this message finds you all well, staying safe and managing your day to day activities within the temporary limitations of this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. I know this has been a challenging time for all of us. I would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure your […]

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A Message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Nya:wëh sgë:nö’, I am pleased to report that I am well, and my family is well. That is not to say that we are not without worry and concern about the ever-evolving COVID-19. My administration has been working diligently to create ways to keep our members informed. Cattaraugus Territory, in particular, is plagued with limited […]

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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Nya:wëh Sgë:nö’, As with my last address, the world’s focus continues to be on the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). It fills every media outlet and can consume our daily thoughts and actions. We have a unique community with a rich cultural background. We are people who give thanks and gratitude daily. I am going to focus […]

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Seneca Nation defending its legal rights vs. New York State

By Rickey L. Armstrong Sr. The outbreak of the coronavirus and the wide-reaching response efforts have impacted workers, families and communities around the globe. The Seneca Nation is no different. We have seen changes on our territories. Many of our businesses, including our gaming enterprises, have temporarily closed as we all wait and prepare to […]

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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! Under normal circumstances, my message would highlight the achievements of our many talented, artistic and athletic members and future events to be looking forward to, in our communities. These are not normal times, therefore, I must address the uncertainty we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Seneca Nation government has been forced to […]

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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! I am pleased to announce Kerry J. John (turtle clan) has joined the President’s Office as the new Chief of Staff, effective March 2nd, 2020. A lifelong resident of the Allegany Territory, Kerry is a graduate of Salamanca High School, and has been an active member on the Salamanca City Central School District Board […]

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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! Our Seneca Nation Transportation Department (SNDOT) was recently awarded $866,459.00 in grant funds to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Broad Street and Iroquois Drive in Salamanca. Funding for the award is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF). The focus of […]

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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings, Winter months mean Snowsnake season. The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum has recently finished a four-part snowsnake making class taught by Mike Crouse. It is great to see us keeping our traditions alive and especially exciting to see the engagement of our male youth. The CCC is hosting its yearly Snowsnake Tournament the weekend of Feb […]

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A message from President Rickey L. Armstrong, Sr.

Greetings! On Thursday, January 9th, I had the honor of receiving the Cornplanter Pipe Tomahawk, from the New York State Museum, at the repatriation ceremony, which took place at the Onösagwë:de’ Cultural Center, on the Allegany Territory. As Joe Stahlman, Director of Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, shared, during Colonial times, the tomahawk was the most feared […]