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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Pagels gives an update on upcoming testing, vaccination availability, and registration for today’s virtual meeting about the Court of Appeals decision on the gaming compact arbitration.
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.
President Pagels gives an update on vaccination efforts, testing, trash collection, and virtual special Council, while noting that the United States Court of Appeals has issued its ruling regarding the long-standing Compact disagreement with New York State.
President Pagels provides important updates about COVID testing events, as well as vaccine distribution and banking issues due to the Texas storm. He announces the upcoming AOA Blizzard Box distribution for Elders, virtual Special Council registration instructions, and the deadline for board, committee, and commission membership applications. He closes with an acknowledgement of the valuable educational work Bill Crouse has been doing recently with the Salamanca City School District.
President Pagels offers thanks to all the frontline workers and first responders, cites a decrease in positive cases, and announces a vaccination clinic being offered by Cattaraugus County taking place this week at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino. He also notes that the Seneca Nation Housing Authority has received a grant for rental assistance for tenants, the Irving Bingo Hall has reopened, and SGC will be hosting a job fair next week. *Be advised the location for COVID testing in Allegany has been changed from the DPW building to the Fire Hall.
President Pagels gives updates on the latest COVID-19 statistics, testing, and access to vaccination. He also shares information about how to register for upcoming virtual Council sessions and the automated urgent messaging system, as well as applying for open positions on various Nation boards, committees, and commissions. He closes with noting that Councilor Tina Abrams has been invited to give the invocation for National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) State of Indian Nations address.
President Pagels offers condolences on the passing of 4 community members, while also providing information on an increase in positive cases, two additional pop-up testing events, and vaccination efforts. He concludes with an update about trash collection on territory and the upcoming virtual regular Council session for February.