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.

Presidential Update 4/1/21

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President Pagels acknowledges the closing of Women’s History Month, while also giving updates on vaccination availability and Nation travel policy. He announces the annual Community Fair, surveys being done by the Climate Change Task Force and Department of Transportation, as well as registration for virtual participation for April’s regular Council session.

Presidential Update 3/26/21

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Council Co-Chair Presley Redeye, standing in for President Pagels, offers condolences for the passing of Andrew John. He provides updates about COVID cases and the Seneca Nation Health System now making appointments for enrolled Nation members, Seneca Nation Health System patients, and those eligible for services at the Health System over the age of 18.

Presidential Update 3/22/21

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President Pagels shares an important update about increased vaccine availability for adults of all ages through the Seneca Nation Health System, as well as an upcoming vaccination clinic collaboration between the Seneca Gaming Corporation and Cattaraugus County. He clarifies the Allegany fisheries closure, congratulates the new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, and announces the Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Seneca Nation’s application to participate in Clean Water Act grant programs and is now authorized to implement Water Quality Standards and Certification Programs. He closes recognizing the newest members of National Honor Society at Salamanca City Central School District.

Seneca Nation's 2021 Long Range Transportation Plan

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The draft edition of the Seneca Nation's Long Range Transportation Plan is here for all to review and provide comments and suggestions. Our survey will also be sent out to gather more public input and a public meeting will be held in the next few weeks. Please submit all questions and comments to Ben Anderson - DOT Special Projects Planner at

Presidential Update 3/12/21

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President Pagels offers condolences on the passing of Michael “Spike” John and encourages everyone to get vaccinated against this deadly disease. He provides important new information about vaccine scheduling, as well as registering for virtual COVID info sessions and regular Council. He concludes with noting the inclusion of significant funding for Indian Country in the American Rescue Plan and the authorizing of National Grid and Verizon to begin tree clearing and construction work on the Cattaraugus Territory for the broadband initiative.

Presidential Update 3/9/21

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President Pagels reflects on the past year of the pandemic, while providing updates about vaccination, testing, and weekly virtual COVID info sessions. He also notes the free wireless internet available for students, how to register for future broadband service, and the Seneca Nation Housing Authority’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Presidential Update 2/26/21

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President Pagels speaks on a decrease in identified positive cases, ongoing Bluestone testing in March including a pop up test in Allegany this Saturday, an update on Cattaraugus broadband, and registration for a virtual informational meeting about the US Court of Appeals decision on the gaming compact arbitration.

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