Take a look at what's happening down at Seneca Nation Gakwi:yo:h Farms. Come visit the market, volunteer, or see how you can help support the program!
Seneca Nation Conservation - Fish & Wildlife recently released a young bald eagle along the Cattaraugus Creek after it was successfully rehabilitated at the Messinger Woods Wildlife Care and Education Center in Holland, NY.
A look inside the Allegany Men's Ceremonial Program, which works to maintain Seneca longhouse cultural traditions through language, songs, craftwork, and more.
Throughout the summer, the Seneca Nation Conservation - Fish & Wildlife Department did presentations for the SEARCH program in the Cattaraugus Territory. The presentations were to help the youth get a better understanding of the environment and how it's connected to our culture.
Week 5 of the Iroquois Sachem Challenge. 11 participants made it to the final challenge and learned valuable leadership and survival skills. Ja:goh to all those who completed the challenge and graduated, as well as Ron Cook Jr. and crew for putting forth this amazing program!
The mission of the Allegany Language Department, Ögwaiwanösde’ Ögwawënö’—we cherish our language, is to promote conversational Seneca language use at the Seneca Nation. To increase the use of the Seneca language throughout the Nation, the department works with fluent/highly proficient speakers to train apprentices for long-term, professional positions, as conversational Seneca language teachers for early childhood, community, departmental, school-district, and/or college level Seneca language and culture classes. Apprentices shall train to work as revitalization, documentation, translation, and resource development specialists. In addition to training language professionals, the department houses a Digital Seneca Language Specialist to assist in the development of web-based learning/teaching tools, hands-on instructional materials, and the audio-visual content required by Seneca language learners and teachers both on and off-territory. Find out more at senecalanguage.com.
Featured highlights of the Iroquois Sachem Challenge at Walnut Grove Farm practicing archery and running an obstacle course. This program is designed to assist community teenagers to make a transition from adolescent behaviors to learning the roles and responsibilities of becoming a productive young adult during the summer months.
Once again the smoke dance competition at the Nya:wëh Indian Village at the Erie County Fair & Expo was a big attraction. Dancers of all ages showed off the moves that make this dance a major crowd pleaser. Ja:goh to all the winners and see you next year!