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Community Needs Assessment

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Beginning January 5, 2015, the Seneca Nation of Indians will begin the New Year with the launch of the needs assessment surveys. On- and off-territory members will be randomly selected to complete these surveys. The results will be used to identify your community’s resource requirements and gaps for the purpose of guiding important decisions about local healthcare, education, family services, and more. With the assistance of RJS & Associates, Inc., a 100 percent American Indian-owned, controlled, and staffed corporation with more than 35 years of experience, your responses will be solicited on-line, door-to-door, and traditional mail using surveys from January 5, 2015 through February 6, 2015. As a participant of this survey, you will be provided the opportunity to enter to win cash prizes totaling $500 and a big screen TV! Your responses will be analyzed and presented to the Tribal Council. This information will be used to guide administrative actions that affect your community. Additional project information will be released.

Contact: 

Elizabeth Drag, Phone: 716-532-4900 ext: 5065, Email: Elizabeth.drag@sni.org

Cheryl Curry, Phone: 716-532-4900 ext: 5177, Email: Cheryl.Curry@sni.org

Deanna Diaz, Phone 716-945-1790 ext: 3064, Email: Deanna.diaz@sni.org

Community Fair Planning Meeting

Posted in: Education

The SNI Cattaraugus Education Department would like to extend an open invitation to all interested employees and or community members to the first 2015 Community Fair meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 15th at the Saylor Building Dining Room @ 10am.

Please bring ideas to help make this year’s fair a great success.
Refreshments will be served and we look forward to forming another strong planning committee!

For more information please contact the Education Department @ 532-3341.

GCS - Title VIII Impact Aid & General Membership Meeting

Posted in: Education

The Gowanda Central School District will be applying for Federal Tax Impact Aid assistance. This is a federal program through the United States Department of Education for school districts impacted by property tax exemptions with a federal connection. In the case of the District, the unique taxation circumstances and relationship with the Seneca Nation of Indians as a significant landowner and members of the Seneca Nation who as individual landowners of property potentially make the district eligible for federal support. While the award amount is unknown, the District felt an obligation to pursue any and all funding to maintain costs, reserve programs and respond to concerns of property taxes in the District.

A general meeting will be heald to educate the community on what Impact Aid is and discuss why the District is applying. All are welcome!

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Gowanda Middle School Library

Quillworking with Jamie Jacobs

Posted in: News

Quillworking with Jamie Jacobs will be Saturday, Jan. 10th at the Saylor Community Building. 15 spots will be available. If interested, please bring a $25 deposit to the Education Dept. Receptionist in the Saylor Lobby. All supplies provided. Class will run from 9am – 3pm.

Very Merry Money- 50/50 Raffle

Posted in: Education

The High School AASP/JOM staff is selling "Very Merry Money" 50/50 tickets to benefit the Native Success Scholarship which is presented each year at the Cattaraugus Education Department Senior Banquet.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

The drawing will be held on Monday, December 22nd.

Tickets are available from the Education Department and will also be available at the ECLC Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 13th.

UpdateChris Jimerson from the CCC was our Very Merry Money 50/50 winner of $165. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets. 

INDIANPRENEURSHIP "A Native American Journey into Business"

Posted in: Community Planning and Development

“INDIANPRENEURSHIP®, "A Native American Journey into Business", is a three-day course that will cover the basic components required to build a business plan. Upon completion, you will receive formal certification and be able to begin the construction of a business plan required for financing. This basic course is recommended as a precursor to the INDIANPRENEURSHIP® “Growing a Business in Indian Country” Volumes 1 & 2 scheduled in February and March 2015. 

Training will be held in Allegany at the Seneca Allegany Administration Building on January 6th through the 8th from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Training will be held in Cattaraugus at the William Seneca Building on January 27th through the 29th from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Seats are limited so pre-register early by calling (716) 549-4900 extensions 5139 or 5057 or by emailing michael.john@sni.org or wayne.awald@sni.org.

Family Holiday Package/Gift-a-Mug

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Congratulations to Samantha Jacobs for winning the "Holiday Family Fun" Package Raffle! Thank you to all those who purchased tickets and supported the Catt. Education Department. 

Reminder: We are still taking orders for the Employee Holiday Gift Mug until Friday Dec. 19th! They are only $5 and orders can be placed at the Saylor Building!

Co-Ed Youth Winter Camp

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Co-Ed Youth Winter Camp will be held at the Steamburg Community Building Friday Jan 2nd - Sunday Jan 4th. Bus Departs from the CCC at 4pm on Friday and will return to the CCC at 4pm on Sunday. Sign-ups are available at the CCC and ACC. Space is limited and the registration deadline is Dec 22nd.

Seneca Allegany Department of Education Winter Enrichment 2014

Posted in: Education

During winter break there will be a few trips for children ages 11-13:

  • December 29 - Central Lanes Bowling 11-1
  • December 30 - Carmike Cinemas (Night at the Museum 3 or Penguins of Madagascar)

First come, first served! Spots are limited. For more information please contact Gerald Jimerson @ 716-945-1790 ext. 3110. See attached flyer for application.

Holiday Family Fun Package

Posted in: Education

Holiday Family Fun Package Tickets for sale until December 13th. Drawing to be held at the ECLC Bazaar at 3pm!

One ticket for $5.00 and three tickets for $10.00.

Proceeds benefit Cattaraugus Education Department activites.

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