The Seneca Nation of Indians has a proud and rich history. We are the largest of six Native American nations comprising the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations, a democratic government that pre-dates the United States Constitution.
We are known as the "Keeper of the Western Door," for the Seneca are the westernmost of the Six Nations. In the Seneca language we are also known as O-non-dowa-gah, (pronounced: Oh-n'own-dough-wahgah) or "Great Hill People."
Today, the Seneca Nation of Indians has a population of over 8,000 enrolled members. We are the fifth-largest employer in Western New York, creating thousands of new jobs and investing hundreds of millions of dollars to bolster the region's and New York State's economy.
We invite you to explore our website to learn about our rich culture and traditions, our diverse and strong sovereign economy and the quality of life that makes us proud to be Seneca.
Todd Gates, President, Seneca Nation of Indians
The Vision 2020 Interns will be hosting the 2nd Annual Seneca Summer Youth Olympics. Students from both Cattaraugus and Allegany Vision 2020 and Summer Youth programs will be participating. One of the unique events that will be happening is a life size jenga game. We need empty 12 pack soda boxes to be able to make the pieces for the jenga game. You can either drop them off to the Education Department or call ext. 5137 and one of the Vision 2020 interns can come to your department and pick them up.