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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

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 2/26/21

Posted in: News & Announcements

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.

KeyBank to Close Eight Locations in Western New York

Posted in: Fiscal Affairs

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KeyBank to close eight locations in Western New York, consolidate some branches (wkbw.com)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — KeyBank is expected to close eight locations within Western New York, but will be consolidating some branches within close proximity to another.

The branches set to close include:

  • Sheridan-Harlem Branch located at 4020 Sheridan Drive in Amherst will consolidate into the Northtown Branch located at 3171 Sheridan Drive in Amherst, 1.8 miles away.
  • Appletree Mall Branch located at 2929 Union Road in Cheektowaga will consolidate into the Walden Avenue Branch located at 1675 Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga, 2.3 miles away.
  • North Buffalo Branch located at 2141 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo will consolidate into the Kenmore Branch located at 2858 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, 0.9 miles away.
  • South Campus Branch located at 3586 Main Street in Amherst will consolidate into the Bailey-Amherst Branch located at 3134 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo, 1.4 miles away.
  • Elmwood-Utica Branch located at 529 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo will consolidate into the Stuyvesant Plaza Branch located at 274 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, .06 miles away.
  • Foote Avenue Branch located at 730 Foote Avenue in Jamestown will consolidate into the Jamestown Branch located at 417 Spring Street in Jamestown, 1.6 miles away.
  • Derby Branch located at 6932 Erie Road in Derby will consolidate into Evans-Angola Branch located at 9094 Erie Road in Evans, 5.4 miles away.
  • East Clinton Branch located at 1989 Clinton Street in Buffalo will consolidate into the South Buffalo Branch located at 2157 Seneca Street in Buffalo, 1.7 miles away.
  • All of the consolidating branches are in close proximity to other KeyBank Branches. For example:
    Our consolidating North Buffalo Branch has four full-service KeyBank Branches within 2.5 miles.
    Our consolidating Sheridan-Harlem Branch has three full-service KeyBank Branches within 2.5 miles.
    Our consolidating Elmwood Utica Branch has four full-service KeyBank Branches within two miles."
  • The closures will occur on May 21, 2021.

Presidential Update 2/19/21

Posted in: News & Announcements

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.

Presidential Update - 2/15/21

Posted in: News & Announcements

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.

Presidential Update - 2/12/21

Posted in: News & Announcements

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.

Presidential Update - 2/9/2021

Posted in: News & Announcements

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.

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