COVID-19 Feature

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 […]


Seneca Nation Newsletter Memorial Edition 2020

The year 2020 was an unprecedented year that affected the entire world but also hit too close to home for the Seneca Nation and our communities. Last year, we lost 101 members from various illnesses not limited to COVID-19, however with travel restrictions and social distance guidelines due to the pandemic, many were unable to […]


Charla Bach

Submitted by Melissa Bach Charla Bach, 73 but young at heart, died early Monday morning, July 6, 2020 at Absolut Care of Allegany following a long illness. Born October 18, 1946 in Salamanca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Glen T. Jimerson and Grace Crowe. She was married to William J. Bach, who […]


Ralph Bowen

Submitted by Rebecca Bowen Our Dad, Ralph Elliot Bowen, was born on August 8,1922 on Snow Street at Cold Spring on the Allegany Territory.  His parents were Francis and Bertha (Buck) Bowen.  His maternal grandparents were Augustus and Acsah (Logan) Buck.  His paternal grandparents were Esther Fatty and Wellman Bowen.  He was a 6th generation […]


James “Jimmy” Buffalo

Submitted by Cathy Redeye In memory of our son, brother, uncle and friend, James “Jimmy” Buffalo. He was of the turtle clan and enrolled with the Seneca Nation. He was the 1st member on the Allegany Territory to succumb from the Coronavirus at the young age of 44. Our hearts were broken into a million […]


Alfred Montes Deoca

Submitted by Marissa Manatowbi Alfred Montes Deoca, 85, passed on March 2, 2020 at Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, NY. He was the son of Pauline Snow and Henry Montes De Oca. Al was a kind and generous person, always offering a helping hand to neighbors and family, no matter the distance, and […]


Brenda (Twoguns) Jimerson

Submitted by Angela Rea JIMERSON – Brenda (Twoguns); June 11, 2020 of the Seneca Cattaraugus Territory at the age of 66. Beloved of Douglas Jimerson. Loving mother of Angela Jimerson Rea of Salamanca, Christa, Jeremy and the late Travis W. Jimerson. Grandmother of Brandon, Jillian, Ethan, Jayden and Gavin. Sister of Leif Twoguns, Carolyn White, […]


Vernon “Barney” Jimerson

12/29/33-9/1/20 Submitted by Arlene Bova Vernon “Barney” Jimerson will be remembered for love he had for his family. Uncle Barney enjoyed gathering with his extended family and always pushed for get togethers, even playing Santa at Christmas. He also felt it was important to honor and remember the Treaty of Canandaigua. He submitted annual articles […]


Darryl M. John

3-14-65 ~ 12-17-20 Darryl was the BEST husband, father and papa. He was loved so much and is missed so much! He loved lacrosse and the Allegany Arrows. He enjoyed cooking and baking …we miss his baked goods! He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, […]


James E. Hicks

Submitted by Patricia Hicks James E. Hicks transitioned from labor to reward on December 19, 2020 at the Hudson Park Rehabilitation Nursing Center in Albany, NY. James (Jim) Edward Hicks was born in Cortland, NY on January 14, 1946 to the late Harold E. and Patricia Patterson Hicks. His family attended Grace Episcopal and Holy […]