Buffalo Native Resource Center

Buffalo Native Resource Center provides numerous resources to all off-territory Seneca’s.  BNRC provides Seneca Language, Culture Programs and all Holiday programs for our tribal members living off-territory.  BNRC also provides tutoring services and High School Graduation Banquet & Awards for our Off-Territory Tribal members yearly.

Joyce Beanie Jamieson, Director, Buffalo Native Resource Center
533 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 845-6304


Buffalo Tribal Advocate & Clerk’s Office are also located on premise.

Provides all Tribal Clerk’s office paperwork for In-Person yearly sign up as well as name change and new enrollments forms.

They also provide Emergency Food Pantry and Support Services to all off-territory tribal members.

Sasha Jamieson, Director, Buffalo Tribal Advocate & Clerk’s Office
533 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 951-7555

Trunk or Treat 2017 @ BNRC - October 28th

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Join the Buffalo Native Resource Center for Halloween in a safe and fun way.  Families will decorate their car trunks and try to win cash prizes for Best Overall Trunk and Scariest Trunk. Children can trick or treat from car to car and can win prizes in their age category. The first 100 Children to register will receive a free pumpkin. To register, call 716-845-6304 or download the Rules & Registration Form.

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Seneca Language Class @ BNRC - Mondays & Wednesdays

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Beginning Monday, September 25th, Seneca Language class will be made available each week on Monday and Wednesday evenings between 6pm and 8pm. Adults are the expected demographic for Wednesday nights as it coincides with the Youth Group time slot. This allows accommodation for adults while youth are occupied, giving more incentive for family attendance while diversifying available services. Monday night classes will therefore be designed for youth. However, both youth and adult classes will be beginner level. Both youth and adult classes will cover the same topics, with different forms of presentation. 

An expected topic progression through the end of the year is outlined below:

Week: Topic: Example Activity:
September 25th & 27th  Pronunciation and Greetings Flash Cards
October 2nd & 4th  Greetings and Responses Greetings Game
October 9th & 11th Identity (Clans & Nations) Identity Shield
October 16th & 18th Family Family Tree
October 23rd & 25th Numbers/Time/Math Clocks
October 30th & November 1st Clothing & Colors Matching Game
November 6th & 8th Commands

Simon Says
November 13th & 15th Occupations Go-Fish
November 20th & 22nd Food & Harvest Dinner Bracelets
November 27th & 29th Locations Memory
December 4th & 6th Environment Pictionary
December 11th & 13th Time pt. 2: Days, Weeks, Months Jeopardy (review)
December 18th & 19th Animals Charades (cumulative)
December 25th & 27th  NO CLASS  

Topics may be subject to change based on student needs. Previous class material will be made available to students upon request. Class will be a welcoming and friendly environment meant to foster learning and interest.

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Seneca Nation's Buffalo Native Resource Center, Tribal Advocate, & Clerk's Has Moved

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Effective 8/31/17 - Buffalo Native Resource Center, Tribal Advocate, & Clerk's offices have been relocated to our new building at the rear of American Legion Post 1041.  Renovations are complete and we have moved in. 

Our new address is:

Seneca Buffalo Native Resource Center
533 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207

Temporary Contact Numbers:

BRNC – Joyce Beanie Jamieson, Director (716) 816- 5338
              Sam Hill, Admin. Asst. (716) 313 -0910

Buffalo Tribal Advocate & Clerk’s Office – Sasha Jamieson, Director (716) 801 - 5283

Please note that at this time we do not have any phone or computer service. We do not know at this time if our phone numbers will be changed or not.  Spectrum and SNI IT will be working on the new telephone/computer installation. I was informed it will be take 1 or 2 days to get it up and running.