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School Transfers for Native American Students

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Pursuant to an agreement between the New York State Education Department and the Lake Shore (Evans-Brant) Central School District, Native American children residing within the Cattaraugus Reservation may attend the Lake Shore Central Schools by filing an application for transfer by April 15th each year.  Such application for September enrollment shall be effective upon approval by the Lake Shore Superintendent, which approval or denial and the reasons therefore shall be set forth in writing.  The state shall provide transportation for any child transferring under this section.  

All requests for the transfer of Native American children residing within the Cattaraugus Reservation should be addressed to James Przepasniak, Superintendent of Schools, Lake Shore Central Schools, 959 Beach Road, Angola, NY 14006, by April 15th

Vocational Certificate Training

Posted in: Employment and Training

Employment & Training are pleased to announce the following classes are now forming:

  • Forklift Training
  • Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
  • Truck Driver, School Bus Driver
  • Basic Computer
  • Clerical Class
  • Osha 10
  • Welding
  • Plumbing, Electrical
  • Flagging
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Asbestos, Lead Abatement, Hazwoper
  • Housing and Commercial Inspectors

The following classes are attended with high school students, requires a background check, and agreement to attend with the high school students:

  • Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts/Hospitality

For contact or more information please see the attached flyer.

March 2015 Seneca Language Newsletter

Posted in: Seneca Language

This issue of the Gae:wanohge' features: upcoming events, a short language conversation, a delicious recipe, a Seneca story and some interesting facts for kids.

The monthly language newsletter is published on the 1st monday of every month. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to Samantha.Jacobs@sni.org

Old Time Corn Bread Making Class

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You are invited to an Old Time Corn Bread Making Class (see attached flyer) next Wednesday March 4, 2015 5-9pm in the Cattaraugus Community Center Kitchen, 12767 Route 438, near Irving NY.

Each participant will make and get a wheel of Corn Bread. Cost is $20 at the door for ingredients and the instructors- Luis Santiago and Belinda Patterson from Tuscarora. Limited space for 15, register today with the Indigenous Women's Initiatives Seed Institute Director Nancy Johnson-Onondaga 716-361-4880.

This class is sponsored by Women Meeting of Seneca Strong, the Food Is Our Medicine Project, and the Seneca Nation of Indians. Please distribute the attached flyer widely to your email list-serves, facebook pages, twitter, instagram, etc.

This is Women Meeting's regular first Wednesday of the month at the Cattaraugus Reservation and you are still invited to join us in the dining room of the Cattaraugus Community Center even if you may not be participating in the class. If you are in need of child care please call Agnes Williams at 716-532-4228 and let me know what age of each child that you will be bringing on March 4.

Food Is Our Medicine is committed to another class if we get more than 15 responding this time. Come on out and join us for good fun, good food and good minded Peoples!

Winter Cultural Arts Classes

Posted in: Education

Beginning February 17th, a six-week cultural art classes will be held every Tuesday from 6pm-8pm in the Saylor Building dining room. For more information and to register contact the Cattaraugus Education Department at 716.532.3341.

Family Movie Night @ Saylor

Posted in: Education

Family Movie Night tonight (2-17) at the Saylor Building from 5-7pm. The movie is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, Very Bad Day. Pizza will be available on a first come basis. Parents/Guardians must remain with students at all times during the movie. 

Last Chance - Bandits Lax Game Package on Valentine's Day

Posted in: Education

Last chance to get your ticket for the Valentine's Day Bandits lax game vs Rochester Knighthawks at the First Niagara Center on Sat., Feb. 14th!  Tickets are $10.00 each and winner will receive 2 tickets to the game, parking pass, and 2 pregame party buffet tickets. Drawing to be held today at the Drug & Alcohol "Look Fors" presentation for parents at the Saylor Building beginning at 3:00pm. If interested, you may purchase a ticket at the Education Department before the presentation.

The Community Education Class "Role of Nutrition in Mind, Body & Spiritual Wellness" Postponed

Posted in: Education

The Community Education classes for the "Role of Nutrition in Mind, Body & Spiritual Wellness" scheduled tonight at the Saylor Building is postponed. This class is rescheduled and will begin on  Feb. 25th and held every Wednesday 6-7:30pm  for the next five weeks consecutively in the Saylor Dining room.  Please call the Catt. Education Department @ 532- 33412 to register.

It's Time For Everyone to Participate in the Community Needs Assessment Survey

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Until March 9th, we’d like to invite ALL INTERESTED MEMBERS to participate and complete the SNI Community Needs Assessment Survey! Please participate in this important project!

It is an opportunity to have your voice heard, to inform our Councilors and Executives on the needs of our community, and to identify future projects and programs to improve the quality of life on our territories!

You can participate in one of several ways:

  1. Complete the survey online. If you are between 18 and 60, please complete the Head of Household Survey at: http://tinyurl.com/kfat3z7. If you are between 12 and 18 or over 60, please complete the Elder/Youth Survey at: http://tinyurl.com/mmfnh4v.
  2. Pick up and complete a survey at the Planning Department Offices. Please see Elizabeth Drag (ext. 5065) on the Cattaraugus Territory and Deanna Diaz (ext. 3064) on the Allegany Territory. 
  3. Visit the SNI Community Needs Assessment Table on designated days at the CCC, ACC, and the AOA Offices. Keep your eyes open for more details on building marquees and SNI Websites/Facebook pages. 
  4. Visit the SNI Community Needs Assessment Facebook Page. You can connect visit the site and connect with Community Interviewers or follow the links to the online survey! 
  5. Complete the survey at your home or over the phone with one of our Community Interviewers. Call Elizabeth Drag (ext. 5065) or Deanna Diaz (ext. 3064) to be paired with a Community Interviewer. 

Anyone who completes the survey will be provided with an opportunity to enter to win cash prizes up to $500 or a 52 inch TV!

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