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.
Maurice A. John, Sr., President, Seneca Nation of Indians
Applications for the Vision 2020 - Cattaraugus Territory are now available.
Stop by the Education Department to pick up an application. Vision 2020 is a leadership program designed for Seneca High School and College students.
Application deadline for Catt. is May 20, 2016 to the calendar.
For more information contact the Education Department at 532-3341.
The Construction Technology Program housed at the Seneca Training Center in Steamburg will begin on June 6th for twelve weeks. Apply at the Employment & Training Dept on the Allegany and Cattaraugus territories and at the Seneca Training Center (Tues, Thurs, Fri) located at 10189 Old Rte 17 in Steamburg.