AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

The SNI GIS Department has put together a COVID-19 response website to ensure our community has access to timely and accurate information. Click here for the Seneca Nation Coronavirus Response Hub.

If you would like to join the Seneca Nation Emergency Notification System please click to learn more 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.

SNVR Traditional Services

This component sets Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation programs apart from State Vocational Rehabilitation programs as we can offer our consumers traditional services. Due to the differences in our teachings, the historical trauma we have endured in the past affects our everyday lives. Providing an outlet for our consumers to understand that trauma is a very healing cultural experience and understanding. The dynamics of being Native American in today’s society are recognized as having different needs from those who do not know of our culture.

Some examples that we can offer you are:

  • Classroom style learning or one on one learning.
  • Crafts such as; beading, moccasin making, sewing, pottery, painting, basketry
  • Learning our Ceremonies
  • Learning our Language
  • Traditional Medicines
  • Healing techniques such as; smudging, sweats, meditation
  • Traditional Food Cooking classes
  • Storytelling
  • Learning and Healing from Historical Trauma
  • Gardening

Your Counselor will assist you in connecting with the traditional services available.

Other Resources we will use are:

  • Museums
  • Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Events for our consumers and the community
  • Day trips to historical places

We are always open to ideas and suggestions on improving programs. If there is something that you are interested in but its not listed please feel free to talk to your counselor about it.

SNVR Traditional Services