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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Gagwe:göh sgë:nö, I’m happy you are all well! As you can see, we are flying through the months. We are almost to the halfway point in the year which means summer is quickly approaching and children will be out of school soon, enjoying the nice weather. The month of May starts the busy season for […]

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President Pagels Statement Regarding Buffalo Shooting

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 […]

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:wëh sgë:nö’ gagwe:göh, I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. We should honor the contribution of mothers everyday as the protectors and guardians of our future. We appreciate and respect everything you do for our children. This month I’d like to acknowledge May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered […]

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:wëh sgë:nö’ gagwe:goh, I hope everyone was able to enjoy the Easter holidays and time with family and friends. I also hope many of you had the chance to enjoy the annual Community Fair in Cattaraugus. Over the last month, the Seneca Nation continued to call out the vindictive behavior of New York State toward […]

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Gagwe:göh sgënö’, Hello everyone, Happy April. The months are already moving along very quickly in 2022. It has also been a very busy time for the Seneca Nation. As you may be aware from the last edition, the Nation was reviewing their options regarding the National Indian Gaming Commission opinion letter. While the Nation was […]

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:wëh sgë:nö’ gagwe:goh, I’m thankful for you and our seasons. It’s time to transition into warmer weather and spring cleaning. I’m also thankful that our COVID numbers continue to remain low. The surrounding county rates remain at or below 2%. With numbers declining the previous Executive Order has been suspended. Mask requirements are lifted for […]

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Notice of Completion NIGC Investigation

The Seneca Nation has received notice that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has completed and will close its investigation into the revenue sharing with the state of New York under the gaming compact renewal period. No payment has yet been remitted as a result of the NIGC’s notice. Council and the President are determined […]

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Nya:wëh sgënö’ gagwe:göh, We’ve had a few very nice days this month reminding us that spring is just around the corner. I know everyone is looking forward to getting outside. With the COVID situation continuing to improve in and around our communities we can get back to normalcy. However, the Nation continues to offer COVID […]

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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 […]

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A message from President Matthew B. Pagels

Gagwe:göh sgë:nö’, I’m thankful you are well. As we wait for spring to arrive, we are seeing some relief with the Covid-19 positive numbers on our Territories. I’d like to attribute it to everyone working together to be aware of the protocols, and safety practices. This virus will continue to invade at every opportunity, so […]