The Seneca Nation of Indians has a proud and rich history. We are the largest of six Native American nations comprising the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations, a democratic government that pre-dates the United States Constitution.
We are known as the "Keeper of the Western Door," for the Seneca are the westernmost of the Six Nations. In the Seneca language we are also known as O-non-dowa-gah, (pronounced: Oh-n'own-dough-wahgah) or "Great Hill People."
Today, the Seneca Nation of Indians has a population of over 8,000 enrolled members. We are the fifth-largest employer in Western New York, creating thousands of new jobs and investing hundreds of millions of dollars to bolster the region's and New York State's economy.
We invite you to explore our website to learn about our rich culture and traditions, our diverse and strong sovereign economy and the quality of life that makes us proud to be Seneca.
Maurice A. John, Sr., President, Seneca Nation of Indians
Dennis Banks, co-founder of American Indian Movement, has set forth his time to bring awareness about diabetes prevention and managing diabetes in Indian Country through education and mobilizing communities. He would be honored to host a "Call to Action" so to speak with the Seneca Nation of Indians, May 18th, 2015.
Nation-Wide Event will feature:
4pm - Stomp Out Diabetes March
5pm - Community Dinner (catered)
6pm - photo op/meet and greet
6:30 - presentation on diabetes
7:30 - Social
*Times are subject to change.
Please join us to show your support for your friends, family, and community members suffering from this debilitating disease.
Class size is limited, so sign up soon to take part in this mocassin making workshop.