Archives for April 2012

Summer Enrichment Applications Available

Posted in: Education

The 2012 Summer Enrichment Program applications are available at the Cattaraugus Education department. This is a six week enrichment program full of fun educational experiences including language and culture, health presentations,  and many outdoor activities for students entering K - 9.  Program dates/ times are July 2 - August 9, 2012, Monday - Thursday,  from 8:30 - 3:30.  Applications will be accepted until June 11, 2012.

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Independent Health Wellness Tips - May 2012

Posted in: Health System

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Walk your way to good health

Walking is one of the most popular ways to get fit. It's one of the safest, simplest, and least expensive options to increase your physical activity level and improve your overall health; however, even this simple exercise can be more effective when proper technique is used. To help you get the most out of your walking program, Independent Health encourages you to use the following tips.

Proper Walking Techniques

• Head up: Avoid looking at the ground. Keeping your head down can strain your back, neck and shoulders. Instead, keep your head up (chin parallel to the ground) and eyes forward. Enjoy the scenery around you!

• Posture perfect: Stand up straight with your stomach pulled in and your shoulders down, back and relaxed. Good posture for walking allows you to breathe well.

• Up in arms: Let your arms swing naturally at your sides as you walk. Good arm motion can help you breath better and keep you from tiring.

• Stride right: Fall into a natural stride that feels comfortable to your body. Build Your Own Walking Program

• For general health benefits: Walk 30 minutes a day, most days of the week, at a "talking" pace (i.e., enough to elevate breathing, but still carry a conversation).
• To improve cardiovascular fitness: Walk three to four days a week, 20 to 30 minutes, at a very fast pace (i.e., breathing hard, but not gasping for air).

• For weight loss: Walk a minimum of five days a week, 45 to 60 minutes, at a brisk pace.

If you're new to walking, start off with slow, short sessions and build your way up gradually. If you have any health concerns or medical conditions, be sure to check with your doctor for advice before you begin a routine.

Benefits of Walking
• Increases energy levels
• Weight loss and management
• Tighten and firm muscles
• Strengthens bones
• Improves circulation
• Reduces stress
• Reduces blood pressure
• Increase "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels

Places to Walk

• Neighborhood sidewalks or well-lit areas
• Parks
• Walking trails
• Outdoor tracks
• Recreational facilities
• Malls
• Around the office

Seneca Nation of Indians Employment and Training Department hosts local Job Fair

Posted in: Employment and Training

According to the NYS Department of Labor ( the unemployment rate for
Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties in February 2012 is 9.0% to 9.9%, which is higher than the national average. Job seekers in our rural areas face many challenges like commuting long distances, and limited access to employment resources. Many job fairs and employment offerings are strictly in the Buffalo Metro area. Wouldn't it be great if the who's who of local area industries were gathered in one place so that job seekers could dress to impress, bring their resumes and get on-the-spot interviews and tips from the professionals? What if you could attend workshops like resume writing and interview techniques? Have you been waiting for opportunity to knock on your door?

The Seneca Nation of Indians Employment and Training Department is hosting just such a
unique, locally tailored opportunity...

Vision 2020 - Seeking Applicants

Posted in: Education

Reminder:  If you know an enrolled Seneca college student (ages 18-25) who is looking for a summer job - Vision 2020 is an option!  Please have them contact Chanda Grey at the Allegany Education Department for an application.  Nya:weh!

Porcupine Quill Work with Michael Galban

Posted in: Tribal Historic Preservation

Space is limited, this will be a one day eight hour class (lunch will be provided).

Input is needed to schedule a day for the class. If you are interested please contact Maurie in the THPO office 945-1790 ext. 3589.

Ten participants must be committed to learning the art with quills. A $25 refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Nya:weh

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