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.

Vision 2020 - Children's Hospital Fund-Raiser

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Chicken, potato salad, beans, roll, and drink will be available for purchase to fund-raise money for Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation.  Pre-sale tickets are available for $8 and walk-ins can buy lunch for $10.  All proceeds are going to this foundation.  Location is CIRVFD Fire Hall outside area.  A bake-sale is also being organized for those who want to add dessert to their lunch.  Please come and support the efforts of the Vision 2020 program. 

2105 Vision 2020 BBQ Dinner Flyer

SNI AmeriCorps - Apply Today

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AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to recruit and utilize volunteers to assist the Cattaraugus Education Department mission. AmeriCorps members are not “employees,” they are national service volunteers, who receive a livable allowance, an educational award upon completing their contractual obligation to the Seneca Nation AmeriCorps program. The Member’s core mission is to focus on three priorities:

  • Provide academic assistance to students struggling in ELA & Math proficiencies in various sites located in Gowanda, Lake Shore, Silver Creek School Districts and the Saylor building
  • Assist in raising awareness in the Seneca community regarding emergency preparation for future natural disasters.
  • Supplement Seneca Nation efforts to encourage and expand students appreciation of their language, culture, and history.

If you're interested in more information please visit the Education page or see attached links.

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