Announcements

Did you know there are multiple decision-making bodies for the Seneca-Cayuga Nation? One of the decision-making bodies is the Seneca-Cayuga Nation Tribal Administration that comprises Chief, Second Chief, Treasurer, Business Committee and Executive Director. This team is responsible for the decision-making and activities surrounding finances, the economic health of the nation, business entities, federal resources, maintaining laws, and member benefits. The second decision making body approaches tribal activities through the lens of traditional culture and ceremony. Our ceremonial leadership embodies the beliefs and practices of our pot hangers and faith keepers. Faith keepers, once identified, serve in this position for life. Faith keepers are responsible for decisions around the preservation of cultural traditions, upholding the values of the nation, encouraging the cultural history of the SCN, and overseeing the ceremonies on an annual basis. To honor the legacy and traditions of our nation we refer to this trusted group of leaders to guide our people in the traditions that are dear to our nation. Decisions that arise surrounding cultural and ceremonial aspects of our...
“I had a young woman come into my office one day many years ago. She was in tears, a baby on her hip and two other kids in the car. She communicated she was out of money, her car was broken, no place to call home, and a boyfriend who had just abandoned her and her children. She sat there and cried and cried.”  Sue Channing reflected on the encounter that has since made a significant impact on her leadership. What if there was a more collective focus on the path of education? Countless leaders in our nation have pursued their education and resolved that its contribution has been a way forward in their own lives. Lao Tzu once said: “You can give a man a fish, and help him for a day, but teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” This world renown statement implies that while some investments may have temporary benefits, a process of investment over the long-term can provide value to people for their lifetime and...
An Invitation to All Seneca-Cayuga Nation Members: We want to hear from you! Our focus is publishing good news stories about happenings around the Seneca-Cayuga Nation that are both compelling and insightful. We want to highlight individuals, leaders, teams, and role models within our community who are doing the following: Being courageous or inspiring Advancing or preserving our cultureDoing new thingsShowing up big or remarkable achievementsLearning something newReceiving awards & recognitionSupporting charity or acts of service Unique stories you are passionate about Submit a story via the website: https://morescnation.com/share-a-story/