For updates on the SNI response to Covid-19, click here to visit the Seneca Nation Coronavirus Response Hub.

To receive important updates via phone & text, click here and learn about the Regroup Messaging System.

As cases of COVID-19 increase in our area, remember that you or someone you encounter may have the virus and not know it or display symptoms. There are many ways to prevent infection and stop the spread. Whether you feel healthy or not- stay home, wash your hands often, and avoid close contact with people outside of your household (stay 6 feet apart).

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or have any concerns about your health, call your primary care provider to be assessed. Patients of the Lionel R. John Health Center can call (716) 945-5894 and patients of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center can call (716) 532-5582.

Second Public Comment Notice: Seneca Nation Homeschool Policy

Posted in: Education

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The Seneca Nation Council is offering a second 30-day written public comment period for interested members to review the SENECA NATION HOMESCHOOL POLICY, which has been proposed for adoption.

This Policy would establish a Nation Homeschool Program for Seneca parents seeking to homeschool their Seneca child or children. The Nation Homeschool Program will establish a Nation Homeschool Coordinator who will oversee implementation of the Policy and coordinate with Seneca parents. Parents are wholly responsible for ensuring all requirements of the Policy are met each semester, including filing with the Nation Homeschool Coordinator: a notice of intent to homeschool, a homeschool plan for instruction, quarterly reports, and annual assessments. All documents provided by parents must meet the minimum requirements of the Nation Homeschool Policy.

Printed copies of the Seneca Nation Homeschool Policy are available at either of the Seneca Nation Clerk’s Offices and on the Seneca Nation website at For Allegany residents, please send written comments to Bethany Johnson at For Cattaraugus residents, please send written comments to Geraldine Huff at Comments must be received by 4:00pm, Friday, April 23, 2021.


Seneca Nation AOA Reopening Survey

Posted in: Area Office for the Aging

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We look forward to reopening our Elder Centers and welcome back our Elders when public health guidelines allow it. To prepare for reopening, we need your input on what would help you feel comfortable returning.

Please help us by completing a survey. You may respond one of three ways:

  1. Complete this online survey,
  2. Or complete a paper survey, which can be found at, print, fillout, and mail to: SN AOA, Attn: Jennie Whiteman, 3644 Administration Drive, Salamanca, NY 14779
  3. Or call 716-945-8414 to complete the survey over the phone

This survey will close Monday, 3/29/2021 at 5 p.m.

KeyBank to Close Eight Locations in Western New York

Posted in: Fiscal Affairs

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KeyBank to close eight locations in Western New York, consolidate some branches (

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — KeyBank is expected to close eight locations within Western New York, but will be consolidating some branches within close proximity to another.

The branches set to close include:

  • Sheridan-Harlem Branch located at 4020 Sheridan Drive in Amherst will consolidate into the Northtown Branch located at 3171 Sheridan Drive in Amherst, 1.8 miles away.
  • Appletree Mall Branch located at 2929 Union Road in Cheektowaga will consolidate into the Walden Avenue Branch located at 1675 Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga, 2.3 miles away.
  • North Buffalo Branch located at 2141 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo will consolidate into the Kenmore Branch located at 2858 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, 0.9 miles away.
  • South Campus Branch located at 3586 Main Street in Amherst will consolidate into the Bailey-Amherst Branch located at 3134 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo, 1.4 miles away.
  • Elmwood-Utica Branch located at 529 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo will consolidate into the Stuyvesant Plaza Branch located at 274 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, .06 miles away.
  • Foote Avenue Branch located at 730 Foote Avenue in Jamestown will consolidate into the Jamestown Branch located at 417 Spring Street in Jamestown, 1.6 miles away.
  • Derby Branch located at 6932 Erie Road in Derby will consolidate into Evans-Angola Branch located at 9094 Erie Road in Evans, 5.4 miles away.
  • East Clinton Branch located at 1989 Clinton Street in Buffalo will consolidate into the South Buffalo Branch located at 2157 Seneca Street in Buffalo, 1.7 miles away.
  • All of the consolidating branches are in close proximity to other KeyBank Branches. For example:
    Our consolidating North Buffalo Branch has four full-service KeyBank Branches within 2.5 miles.
    Our consolidating Sheridan-Harlem Branch has three full-service KeyBank Branches within 2.5 miles.
    Our consolidating Elmwood Utica Branch has four full-service KeyBank Branches within two miles."
  • The closures will occur on May 21, 2021.
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