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 Seneca Nation Surrogates Courts will be having public meetings on the Probate Code, Wills, Custom and Tradition. Administrators, Executors, Lay Advocates are encouraged to attend this informational session as well as those who want to learn more about the Probate Code. GUEST SPEAKER: Kim Thomas, who originally developed the Probate Code and is the Legal Advisor for the Surrogates Courts. Session will take place in SAAB Courtroom January 25th, 5-6pm.