The Seneca Nation of Indian's Department of Education philosophy is that education is a life-long, empowering learning process which begins with the individual, and is multi-cultural, multi-generational, and respectful of physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual wellness. The department recognizes that each individual is at a different place in life's journey and we will work with them to move them forward toward their goals.

The Seneca Nation Education Department on both Allegany and Cattaraugus Territories provides services which support the learning process as a means of obtaining individual and collective satisfaction, with respect for self and others, and a pride in Seneca and Native heritage.

The Department of Education will promote individual wellness of all Native people it serves in a holistic manner through:

  • A cultural awareness/foundation, respecting traditions and history, to empower the individual in his/her lifelong pursuits.
  • By providing learning opportunities to help challenge each individual to achieve their life's goals and ambitions, acknowledging that education is a life-long process.
  • Through the coordination with all Seneca Nation services and outside agencies, organizations and educational institutions to promote confidence, well-being, knowledge, skills, support and empathy.
  • By providing education for the outside community to encourage a greater understanding of the Seneca culture.

Winter Cultural Arts Classes

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Beginning February 17th, a six-week cultural art classes will be held every Tuesday from 6pm-8pm in the Saylor Building dining room. For more information and to register contact the Cattaraugus Education Department at 716.532.3341.

Family Movie Night @ Saylor

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Family Movie Night tonight (2-17) at the Saylor Building from 5-7pm. The movie is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, Very Bad Day. Pizza will be available on a first come basis. Parents/Guardians must remain with students at all times during the movie. 

Last Chance - Bandits Lax Game Package on Valentine's Day

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Last chance to get your ticket for the Valentine's Day Bandits lax game vs Rochester Knighthawks at the First Niagara Center on Sat., Feb. 14th!  Tickets are $10.00 each and winner will receive 2 tickets to the game, parking pass, and 2 pregame party buffet tickets. Drawing to be held today at the Drug & Alcohol "Look Fors" presentation for parents at the Saylor Building beginning at 3:00pm. If interested, you may purchase a ticket at the Education Department before the presentation.

The Community Education Class "Role of Nutrition in Mind, Body & Spiritual Wellness" Postponed

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The Community Education classes for the "Role of Nutrition in Mind, Body & Spiritual Wellness" scheduled tonight at the Saylor Building is postponed. This class is rescheduled and will begin on  Feb. 25th and held every Wednesday 6-7:30pm  for the next five weeks consecutively in the Saylor Dining room.  Please call the Catt. Education Department @ 532- 33412 to register.

Empire State College Info Session

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Come learn about the various degree programs Empire State College offers. There are several majors to earn an associates, bachelor's and master's level degree. Refreshments available at 5:30 p.m. Open session starts at 6:00 p.m. Valentine's card activity to keep your kids occupied!

Contact Nancy Toth, Higher Education Coordinator at 945-1790 for questions.

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