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9/22/2017

article Senecas push for a local hearing
(New York) -- In a response to an arbitration demand, which rejects New York’s assertions of a contract breach, the Seneca Nation of Indians also questioned the...

9/21/2017

article Seneca Nation prepares for arbitration in gaming dispute with state of New York
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is eager to start arbitration proceedings in a Class III gaming dispute with the state of New York. The tribe shared $1.4 billion with...

9/15/2017

article Seneca Nation and New York State to Enter Arbitration over Casino Revenue Dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians agreed to enter arbitration with the state of New York in an attempt to solve a prolonged dispute on whether the tribe’s three...
article Senecas 'ready for arbitration' over dispute with state over casino profits
(New York) -- The leader of the Seneca Nation says he is ready to go to arbitration over the nation's dispute with New York State on sharing casino profits. The Nation...
article Senecas, state both ready for arbitration
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation had two weeks to respond to a state demand for arbitration in relation to a financial dispute involving three of its Western New York...

9/9/2017

article State files for arbitration in casino revenue dispute
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is resorting to binding arbitration in the state's ongoing dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians over the sharing of casino...

8/25/2017

article Cuomo Threatens To Yank Seneca Nation’s NY Casino Exclusivity
(New York) -- Imagine the New York State Thruway looking like some twisted and sprawled out, modern-day version of the Las Vegas Strip. The idea is pretty far-fetched....
article Is there a way to stop war of words between Cuomo and Seneca president?
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Todd Gates privately pledged five months ago to meet to solve a new dispute over tribal casino payments....
article Senecas' fight with NY imperils county aid
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians' refusal to pay the state a portion of its revenue from three western New York casinos could be a hit to the finances of...

8/24/2017

article New York Governor ups the ante in a Seneca Nation casino dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation Indians and the state of New York have been in a dispute over casino payments for some time now. The tribe is refusing to pay what they...
article Seneca, Politicians Slam New York Governor’s Plan For Commercial Casino (sub req)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians and a Niagara Falls city councilman both oppose New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to consider allowing a...

8/13/2017

article Salamanca mayor on casino revenues: ‘When they work it out, they’ll tell me’
(New York) -- Salamanca Mayor Michael “Smitty” Smith can’t even go on vacation without a reporter tracking him down to get his reaction to the latest...

8/10/2017

article Municipalities upstate feel the pinch as Senecas end casino payments
(New York) -- Counties across nearly one-third of upstate as well as cities and school districts from Niagara Falls to Salamanca are financial losers in the battle...
article New York and Senecas, far from revenue agreement
(New York) -- The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and the President of Seneca Nation Todd Gates were supposed to meet on Tuesday to discuss casino revenue in the...

8/9/2017

article Seneca president to meet with governor over casino revenue
(New York) -- Seneca President Todd Gates said he expects to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo later this month on the issue of casino payments. The two leaders had...

8/8/2017

article Seneca president: Meeting with Cuomo proven difficult
(New York) -- For nearly two weeks, since the governor canceled a meeting with the Seneca Nation, the two sides said they've been attempting to reschedule. "He...

8/7/2017

article Treaties May Absolve Tribal Member Of Taxes, Judge Rules [sub req]
(New York) -- A New York federal judge handed the IRS its second defeat in a lawsuit from a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians when he ruled that two treaties could...

7/25/2017

article Seneca Nation, Lake Shore and Evans to fund school resource officer
(New York) -- Lake Shore Central School District will continue to have a school resource officer for the next three years, thanks to a collaboration between the Seneca...

7/20/2017

article The Seneca Nation Gambled on the Future, and Won
(New York) -- In 2002, at a time when New York State and its local communities were facing financial uncertainty, the many powers that be looked for relief wherever they...

7/12/2017

article In casino dispute, Salamanca is in limbo
(New York) -- The cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca form an odd partnership. They are not very much alike. Buffalo, by far the largest of the bunch, anchors...

7/8/2017

article Senecas and Cuomo to meet over casino payments
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's hoping to avoid litigation with the Seneca Nation of Indians over casino payments. He insists the contract between the...

7/4/2017

article State, Senecas still not talking as key date passes
(New York) -- Saturday has come and gone – and with it the first official date in the Seneca Nation’s slot revenue payment schedule, a contractual obligation...

7/1/2017

article State Awards Niagara Falls $3 Million to Bolster Area Around Casino
(New York) -- New York State is sending $3 million to Niagara Falls, specifically the one-to-two mile radius around the Seneca Niagara Casino. Officials are calling that...

6/23/2017

article County approves casino cash expenditures
(New York) -- Legislators appear poised to continue to spend the county's fund of casino cash until its gone. The legislature voted June 20 to support giving casino...
article EDITORIAL: No excuse for lack of casino cash talks
(New York) -- Where does the city of Niagara Falls stand in terms of its casino negotiations with the Seneca Nation of Indians? It’s a question many people have...

6/20/2017

article Seneca Nation's halted casino payments: No progress, no money to state, local government
(New York) -- It's been three months since the Seneca Nation of Indians announced it would halt the payments from gaming revenues that it makes to New York state and...

6/3/2017

article Seneca Gaming Corp. has named Holly Gagnon as new president and CEO
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. has named Holly Gagnon, a 20-year veteran in the gambling industry, as its new president and CEO. She starts her job later in June.

6/1/2017

article Seneca Gaming Corp. names new CEO
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. has named Holly Gagnon, who has more than 20 years' experience in the gambling industry, as its new president and CEO. She will...

5/29/2017

article State in talks with Seneca Nation to repave Thruway
(New York) -- Rollercoasters are more fun than this. Motorists traveling in either direction on the New York State Thruway between exits 58 (Silver Creek-Irving) and 57A...

5/28/2017

article State in talks with Seneca Nation to repave Thruway
(New York) -- Rollercoasters are more fun than this. Motorists traveling in either direction on the New York State Thruway between exits 58 (Silver Creek-Irving) and 57A...

5/27/2017

article County manager: Casino payments will likely cease
(New York) -- The county’s fund of casino cash, used for tax relief and community development, may soon begin drying up. Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove said...

5/26/2017

article Seneca Nation officials talk with Salamanca council
(New York) -- Maurice A. John Sr., treasurer of the Seneca Nation of Indians, and Nation council members on Wednesday night discussed with Salamanca community members...

5/6/2017

article Sides off to slow start in talks to resolve new Seneca casino money fight
(New York) -- Two months after the Seneca Nation surprised state officials by declaring an end to the tribe’s casino revenue sharing payments to Albany and local...

5/2/2017

article KANE: NYS Ignores Senecas and Budgets In Gaming Revenue
(New York) -- First, let’s put the simple facts out there: in all of the legalese, questions of fairness, who is regulating who, what is permitted and what is...

4/27/2017

article National Indian Gaming group supports Senecas on compact
(New York) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) recently passed a resolution supporting the Seneca Nation as the nation completes its 14-year commitment to...

4/16/2017

article STEVENS: The Seneca Nation Casinos: Working for the Nation and Its Neighbors
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation casinos are a proven success story for the Nation, the state, local citizens, and charities. Revenues generated from the Nation’s...

4/8/2017

article LETTER: Tear down the walls to build better relationship with Senecas
(New York) -- The announcement came in mid-March that the Seneca Nation of Indian’s compact agreement to pay New York state would end with the last payment at the...

4/7/2017

article Looming casino revenue loss could hit Niagara Falls hard
(New York) -- “If we spend it now and it’s not there and this thing lasts for quite some time it can cause a lot of problems,” said Andrew Touma,...
article Termination of revenue-sharing deal for tribal casino a credit negative for Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The termination of a casino revenue-sharing agreement between the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State along with three host municipalities is a...

4/5/2017

article Seneca Nation’s Halt To Revenue Sharing Raises Questions [sub req]
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s recent decision to stop making $115 million in annual revenue-sharing payments to New York state came as a shock to many...

4/3/2017

article Opinion: Team Cuomo’s latest casino fiasco
(New York) -- From the time of the Dutch purchase of Manhattan, Native Americans have gotten one raw deal after another. So imagine the delight of the Seneca Nation of...

3/30/2017

article Seneca Nation to Stop Gambling Tax Payments to New York State
(New York) -- As has been written here many times in the past (as opposed to the future?), a group of hard-line Native American tribes have been one of the major reasons...

3/29/2017

article KANE: Times Up! Money for Nothing Ends for NYS from the Senecas
(New York) -- As the sun set on 2016, the world trembled in anticipation of what the Trump era of U.S. national politics would bring. Meanwhile at the New York State...
article Women’s history: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Seneca Women
(New York) -- Women’s history month would not be complete without an article about Elizabeth Cady Stanton. You might be surprised to learn that this most famous...

3/28/2017

article Salamanca confident in casino funding
(New York) -- In an attempt to soothe troubled waters, Salamanca Mayor Michael Smith said that nothing has changed regarding the slots revenue that they usually get from...
press release Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino: Gambling, restaurants, hotel and entertainment
(New York) -- TripAdvisor recommends seven things to do in Salamanca, a small town that rests on the Allegany Indian Reservation. On that list, Seneca Allegany Resort...

3/27/2017

article Leaders in Niagara Falls urge arbitration to resolve Seneca casino payment dispute
(New York) -- Leaders in the City of Niagara Falls are not pressing the panic button following last week's announcement that the Seneca Nation of Indians would cease...
article Salamanca mayor says "Nothing has changed," Casino funding to continue
(New York) -- “Nothing has changed,” Salamanca Mayor Michael Smith said March 24. Smith was referring to the Seneca Nation’s March 22 announcement that...
article Senecas Halt Payments to New York
(New York) -- The gravy train is over for New York state, says Todd Gates, the recently elected president of the Seneca Nation. For the past 14 years, the tribe has paid...

3/25/2017

article John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York
(New York) -- With terms of a Class III gaming compact expiring soon, radio show host John Karhiio Kane (Mohawk) wonders whether the state of New York will continue to...
article OP/ED: Seneca Gaming Compact: Money for Nothing Ends for New York
(New York) -- As the sun set on 2016, the world trembled in anticipation of what the Trump era of U.S. national politics would bring. Meanwhile at the New York State...

3/24/2017

article Did the Seneca Nation just outmaneuver Albany?
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s decision this week to stop paying the state more than $100 million a year in casino revenue sharing caught leaders in Albany completely...
article Does New York Now Need Online Poker? Tribe To Stop $110M Payments After New Casino Openings
(New York) -- Could the state of New York be poised for internet poker? New York lawmakers several years ago approved a plan to allow four new Las Vegas-style commercial...

3/23/2017

article Seneca Nation ending $110 million casino payments to state
(New York) -- A decision by the Seneca Nation of Indians to end all of the casino payments the tribe makes to the state government will stop a $110 million revenue flow...
article Seneca Nation president: 'Our obligation to the state ended'
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is looking to make financial agreements directly with the three cities that host its casinos, President Todd Gates said...
article Seneca Nation to halt gambling casino payments to New York state
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is ending its payments of more than $110 million a year to the state, but plans to renegotiate financial deals with the three communities...

3/22/2017

article Casino cash payments in question as Senecas take stand
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians believes it has fulfilled its financial obligations under the Gaming Compact with New York state and, as a result, no longer...
article Seneca Nation to make final state payment for casinos
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation says their next payment to the state for casino operations will be their last. The Seneca Nation has paid the state more then $1.4...
article Seneca Nation to stop $110 million casino payments to state
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is ending all casino payments to the state government effective next week, setting up a confrontation with Gov. Andrew Cuomo....
article Senecas to stop sharing slots revenue with New York on April 1
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has decided to stop sharing its casino revenue with the state of New York, effectively picking the scab off an old tribal-...

3/10/2017

article Seneca Buffalo Creek reveals new renovations
(New York) -- The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is showing off some new renovations that have been in the works for the past few years. A new gaming floor and restaurant...

2/28/2017

article Three elderly are ‘grandfathered’ in Seneca housing
(New York) -- Three non-Native residents facing eviction from the Seneca Nation Housing Authority’s Salamanca elderly housing complex will not have to leave after...

2/26/2017

article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino Expansion Readies to Open
(New York) -- It won’t be long until the $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino opens for business. The exterior of the addition looks pretty...

2/21/2017

press release Seneca Resorts & Casinos launches new 'Social Club by Seneca'
(New York) -- Seneca Resorts & Casinos is rolling out its brand-new rewards program on Wednesday. Social Club by Seneca will replace the existing Players Club...

2/14/2017

article Non-Natives facing eviction from Seneca Housing over HUD rule
(New York) -- Ten non-Native American residents of the Seneca Nation Housing Authority’s Elderly Complex at 44 Seneca St. have been given until the end of May to...

2/9/2017

article Snocross races deemed success by series director
(New York) -- Unpredictable weather had been the main story for most of the winter, but it was the last thing on the minds of racer, organizers and attendees at last...

2/2/2017

article Snocross racers to make fifth stop at Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino
(New York) -- The professional and amateur snowmobile races at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Resort have drawn crowds in the thousands every year, making the annual...

1/27/2017

article Treaty May Let Seneca Member Litigate Tax Refund Claim
(New York) -- The IRS failed in its bid to throw out a lawsuit from a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians trying to recover thousands of dollars in taxes and...

1/3/2017

article Senecas may build new project in downtown Buffalo
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians may be planning a large mixed-use project in downtown Buffalo, on non-tribal land adjacent to a casino, that could include...

12/28/2016

article Seneca leaders ban six people from territory
(New York) -- Leaders from the Seneca Nation have voted to ban six individuals from sovereign territory for suspected drug dealing. Members of the Seneca Nation Council...

12/27/2016

article Seneca Nation banishes six
(New York) -- Six individuals suspected in connection with recent drug activity have been banished from the Seneca Nation. The Seneca Nation took a strong stance against...
article Seneca Nation bans six people for suspected drug dealing
(New York) -- Leaders from the Seneca Nation have voted to ban six individuals from sovereign territory for suspected drug dealing. Members of the Seneca Nation Council...

12/26/2016

article Senecas banish six for suspected drug dealing
(New York) -- Six people suspected of dealing drugs on Seneca Nation land have been banished from all Seneca territory, a spokesman for the Seneca Nation said Monday.

12/22/2016

article Senecas to open gas station in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- On Friday, the Seneca Nation of Indians will start a new era of business in Niagara Falls. The Seneca One Stop will open on Niagara Street and will sell...

11/7/2016

article "Straight ticket," vote-buying aided Seneca Party election sweep
(New York) -- Sometimes, an election vote that is supposed to be secret really isn’t secret at all. That is what happened last Tuesday, when members of Seneca...

11/6/2016

article "Straight ticket," vote-buying aided Seneca Party election sweep
(New York) -- Sometimes, an election vote that is supposed to be secret really isn’t secret at all. That is what happened last Tuesday, when members of Seneca...

11/1/2016

article 3 candidates vie to become Seneca Indian Nation president
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation is set to elect a new president. Members of the western New York nation will vote Tuesday for one of three candidates: Treasurer...
article Vote-buying, intimidation mar Seneca elections, opponents claim
(New York) -- The Seneca Party has dominated politics, government and jobs in the Seneca Indian Nation for most of two decades, getting nine consecutive presidents...

10/21/2016

article Allegations of Attempted Election Rigging Surface in Seneca Nation
(New York) -- With less than two weeks until Election Day in the Seneca Nation, members of the One Nation Party want the Nation's Board of Elections to step in to...

10/15/2016

article Counterfeit bill discovered at Buffalo casino
(New York) -- Someone apparently managed to gamble on some easy money after cashing in a $50 counterfeit bill at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Buffalo Police reported...

9/28/2016

article LETTER: Kinzua destroyed native culture
(Pennsylvania) -- Regarding the Sept. 18 Remember When column: Despite the great good the Kinzua Dam has provided the region since it became operational in 1966, little...

9/16/2016

article Snyder Sr. joins race for Seneca Nation president
(New York) -- A familiar name has entered the race for president of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Barry E. Snyder, Sr., a current member of the nation council and...

8/19/2016

article Salamanca casino to host Native American Music Awards
(New York) -- Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will celebrate the best in Native American music as host of this year’s Native American Music Awards on Sept. 17.

8/18/2016

article Falls Officials Have Concern with Policing Casino
(New York) -- City officials say they are concerned with increasing costs associated with providing police services to the Seneca Niagara Casino. The casino sits on 50...

8/8/2016

article Buffalo Creek Casino Expansion
(New York) -- Due to the Delta airline delays Monday morning, the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association was not able to make it to Buffalo Monday to tour...

8/5/2016

article City of Rochester rejects petition to ban casinos
(New York) -- The city has rejected a petition seeking to ban casinos in Rochester. A group founded by other gambling interests in the region circulated the petition...

7/7/2016

article Group files petition with 12,000 signatures against casino in Rochester
(New York) -- The debate over a proposed casino in downtown Rochester continues. Wednesday, one group says they have more than enough signatures on a petition to ban a...
article ‘A Better Rochester’ puts pressure on City Council to ban Native American casinos in Rochester
(New York) -- A group known as ‘A Better Rochester’ has started to put pressure on the City Council to ban Native American casinos from operating in...

6/10/2016

article Chainsaw carving event coming to casino this weekend
(New York) -- The buzzing of chainsaws and the aroma of fresh sawdust will entice spectators to visit the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino to watch the “Carving...

6/3/2016

article Pastor: Casinos offered churches cash
(New York) -- While steadfast in his opposition to a downtown casino on moral, ethical and economic grounds, the Rev. Marlowe Washington said casino owner Delaware North...

5/31/2016

article Supreme Court won't hear long-running Seneca Nation casino case
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of New York can rest easy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has put an end to a long-running dispute over one of the tribe's casinos.
article Salamanca Native American museum expanding six-fold
(New York) -- A major project in Salamanca that will dramatically increase the size of the Seneca Iroquois National Museum is moving forward.

5/24/2016

article Eyeing bigger event, Salamanca chamber moves Ribfest to casino
(New York) -- The Salamanca Rockin’ Ribfest will have a new home this summer and be a sanctioned competition of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, bringing...

5/23/2016

article Supreme Court delays review of Seneca Nation land case again
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has once again delayed consideration of a long-running gaming case involving the Seneca Nation of New York. The justices have twice...

5/16/2016

article Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court failed to take action on a long-running Indian gaming case on Monday. Without comment, the justices delayed their...
article Tribes focus on land issues, casinos, new efforts
(New York) -- Shortly after becoming a lawyer and taking a job with the U.S. Department of Justice, the first case handed to Barry Brandon was a territorial complaint...

5/14/2016

article How Senecas became exempt from taxes on their lands
(New York) -- Ever wonder why Senecas can sell tax-free gasoline and cigarettes in a state where taxes on those items are considered exceptionally high? It goes back to...

5/13/2016

article Most readers oppose downtown casino
(New York) -- A new proposal has brought fresh attention to the topic of locating a casino in downtown Rochester—an idea first raised more than a decade ago. As...

5/12/2016

article $40 million Buffalo casino expansion marks construction milestone
(New York) -- All eyes looked toward the sky Wednesday, as the last steel beam of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino $40 million expansion was set into place.
article Final Steel Beam of Buffalo Creek Casino Expansion Set Into Place
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation took a chance when no one else did, and after breaking ground just four months ago, the final steel beam was put in place Wednesday on...
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino spurs development
(New York) -- Renderings of the second floor and Western Door restaurant give us a first glimpse inside the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino expansion once it's complete...
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino's expansion aiding Buffalo in many ways
(New York) -- From many perspectives, the $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino carries importance that goes beyond the bricks-and-mortar of the...

5/11/2016

article Construction Progress on Seneca Casino Expansion in Buffalo
(New York) -- The building of Buffalo continues with a milestone today. It was a topping off ceremony for a $40 Million dollar expansion at the Buffalo Creek Casino 2 on...
article Last beam to be added to Buffalo Seneca Creek Casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corporation is set to install the last beam on the $40 million expansion of the Buffalo Seneca Creek Casino downtown. Construction...

5/10/2016

article Building Buffalo: Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino grows
(New York) -- Building Buffalo is a regular feature highlighting progress on development projects throughout the region. Project name: Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino...

5/6/2016

article Senecas, county officials negotiating contract end
(New York) -- Officials representing Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation of Indians are negotiating the closing of the contract the county’s sheriff’s...

5/4/2016

article Opinions forming on downtown casino
(New York) -- Mayor Lovely Warren says it remains too early to engage in a debate about a downtown casino. But that isn't stopping City Hall from trying to gauge...

5/3/2016

article Senecas end 12-year casino contract with sheriff’s office
(New York) -- The 12-year contract between the Seneca Nation of Indians and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services at the Seneca Allegany...

4/28/2016

article 2nd Circ. Botched Seneca Casino Ruling, High Court Told [sub req]
(New York) -- A New York citizens’ group told the U.S. Supreme Court that the Second Circuit misapplied federal law in its decision allowing the Seneca Nation of...

4/26/2016

article Developer Bob Morgan talks about plan to bring casino to Rochester
(New York) -- We are learning more about a plan that could bring a casino to downtown Rochester. Developer Bob Morgan supports the plan to bring a casino to the Midtown...

4/25/2016

article Work begins downtown on Seneca Nation 'energy station'
(New York) -- A representative of the Seneca Nation confirmed Friday that construction has begun on the organization’s planned Niagara Street “energy station...
article Buffalo helps guide Rochester casino talks
(New York) -- Expect strong opposition to a downtown casino, embrace the debate, negotiate for local hiring preferences and revenue, but don't discount the jobs and...

4/17/2016

article Seneca Resorts & Casinos Receive AAA Four Diamond Awards
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino recently earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award, which recognizes hotels...

4/15/2016

article Midtown casino? City may take that gamble
(New York) -- A combined casino and performing arts center at Midtown is under consideration by the city, and the local developer behind the idea is optimistic a...

4/2/2016

article State budget adds local casino cash partners
(New York) -- The state budget negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state senate and assembly leaders will result in some changes to the distribution of the local share...

4/1/2016

article NY budget doesn't shift casino shares
(New York) -- Neither of the competing plans for the City of Niagara Falls' share of Seneca Nation casino profits are part of the state's proposed 2016-2017...

3/31/2016

article One Smartphone or Seven Radios: Insights From a Visit to the Seneca Nation

(New York) -- Informing and involving Indian country is vital to the successful deployment of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network and a key...

3/29/2016

article Casino job fair angers some Lake Shore parents
(New York) -- Craig Chudoba says he has lofty goals for his children, and they don't involve working at a casino. "I don't think children should be in a...

3/28/2016

article Career Day: Parents Ask Why Lake Shore Only Hosted Seneca Gaming
(New York) -- In education and employment news, communities are often praised for their involvement in their children's education. However, this may not be the case...

3/21/2016

article Seneca Resorts & Casino’s job fair set for Wednesday
(New York) -- The 10th annual Spring Career Fair hosted by Seneca Resorts & Casinos will take place Wednesday from 11a.m to 7p.m. in the Seneca Niagara Events Center...

2/21/2016

article EDITORIAL: Seneca Nation plan is just business
(New York) -- The city finds itself in a difficult position in the wake of the Seneca Nation of Indians’ plan to build a new service station on its sovereign...

2/18/2016

article OP/ED: Seneca leaders should give up their plan for a Niagara Falls gas station complex
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation and its gaming corporation may have decided they have the right to build and operate a gas station and convenience store on sovereign...
article State lobbyist speaks out against proposed Seneca gas station in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The Seneca One Stop gas station/convenience store proposed for downtown Niagara Falls would be “a poke in the eye to local gasoline retailers,...

2/17/2016

article Senecas move toward new convention center 14 years after state gave away city convention center for casino
(New York) -- It’s almost too funny. Back in 2002, the city handed its convention center over to the Seneca Nation of Indians, along with 52 acres of prime real...
article Seneca Nation Plans to Build Fueling Station, Convenience Store Met with Controversy
(New York) -- By this summer, the Seneca Nation says it plans to open a gas station with 24 pumps and a convenience store on its Niagara Territory near the Seneca...
article State convenience store association decries Seneca plan
(New York) -- An advocacy group representing private convenience store operators across New York state is not taking kindly to plans for a Native American service...

2/16/2016

article Seneca leaders announce service station project
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation will build a nation-owned energy station and convenience store on sovereign territory near the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino....
article Seneca Nation plans gas station, convenience store in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Despite protests four years ago that stopped a similar plan, the Seneca Nation and its gaming corporation announced Tuesday that they are within their...
article Seneca Nation to build gas station near Falls casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is expanding its business empire in Niagara Falls. The Nation announced Tuesday it is building a gas station and convenience...
article Seneca Nation to build Niagara Falls gas station, convenience store
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has confirmed plans to develop its first gas and convenience store on sovereign territory neighboring the Seneca Niagara...

1/29/2016

article Senecas to Build Housing Development on Historic Land
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has informed the Town of Collins, New York, that they will be moving forward with a housing development on a 55-acre parcel of...

1/6/2016

article Date set for Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino expansion groundbreaking for later this month
(New York) -- Back in August the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, which is owned by the Seneca Nation of New York, through the Seneca Gaming Corporation, announced the...

1/5/2016

article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino expansion groundbreaking set for later this month
(New York) -- After spending the bulk of the fall months reviewing the project, Seneca Gaming Corp. is expected to begin a $40 million expansion of Seneca Buffalo Creek...

12/28/2015

article Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino's makeover is a first for the industry
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp.’s just-completed makeover of the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino has gone in a direction that most people might not have...

12/26/2015

article New design for gaming floor revealed at Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino
(New York) -- Located in Salamanca, New York, the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino is now offering a new dimension of entertainment and comfort thanks to a brand new...
article Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino unveils new gaming floor design
(New York) -- Guests visiting the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca are now enjoying a new dimension of comfort not found on any other gaming floor in the...

12/23/2015

article Senecas, Ellicott Development reach deal allowing for Market Street access
(New York) -- A private deal between the Seneca Nation and Ellicott Development has cleared the way for sale of two city streets and a city agency building while...

10/29/2015

article ‘Dream Come True’: 10 Images from Seneca Art & Culture Center Opening
(New York) -- Ganondagan State Historic Site Manager G. Peter Jemison (Heron Clan/Seneca) calls the opening of the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan a...
article ‘Dream Come True’: Seneca Art & Culture Center Opens at Ganondagan
(New York) -- It took 30 years and $15 million, but on October 24 the Seneca Art & Culture Center became a reality. “This is a dream come true! We’ve...

10/8/2015

article 9 Reasons NOT to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Kinzua Dam
(New York) -- By the mid 1960s, Congress had gone dam crazy. Dams had been built all along the Missouri River and elsewhere throughout the country, and many of them were...

9/19/2015

article Seneca Nation receives more than $500,000 for awards
(New York) -- As part of efforts to improve public safety and victim services for American Indians and Alaska Natives, the Seneca Nation of Indians received more than $...

9/4/2015

article Seneca Nation breaks ground on new cultural center in Salamanca
(New York) -- Officials of the Seneca Nation of Indians held ground-breaking ceremonies Thursday on West Hetzel Street on Allegany Territory in Salamanca for the new...

9/1/2015

article Seneca Nation plans $40M expansion of off-reservation casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation announced a $40 million expansion of its off-reservation casino in downtown Buffalo, New York. The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will see a...

8/31/2015

article Seneca Nation completes Niagara Falls' transactions
(New York) -- Just a few days after it spent more than $23 million to acquire various real estate parcels in downtown Niagara Falls, the Seneca Nation of Indians...

8/30/2015

article Seneca Nation Gives Green Light for $40 Million Expansion of Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- Proposed expansion of Seneca Buffalo Creek CasinoThe Seneca Nation of Indians said Friday it has approved the expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.

8/29/2015

article Buffalo Creek Casino to undergo $40M expansion
(New York) -- A $40 million expansion and 300 additional jobs are coming to the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. The announcement brought together leaders from the City of...
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino to undergo $40 million dollar expansion
(New York) -- It was reported Friday that the Seneca Nation of Indians (which operates the Seneca Gaming Corporation) approved a $40 million expansion for the Seneca...

8/28/2015

article Downtown development creates catalyst for $40 million Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino expansion
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation announced a major commitment to Buffalo’s downtown in the form of a $40 million expansion to their Buffalo Creek Casino.
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino due for $40 million expansion
(New York) -- Buffalo’s economic development revival is spurring a $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino that will see the size of the two-year-...
article Seneca Nation approves $40 million expansion of its downtown Buffalo casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians announced a $40 million, two-story expansion Friday of the downtown Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. The expansion includes an...
article Seneca Nation to make significant expansion of downtown casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians plans to make a “major announcement” Friday afternoon outside the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Sources said the...

8/26/2015

press release Seneca Nation citizen named to Federal Advisory Panel on Native American Health
(New York) -- Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) faculty member and researcher Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, has been named to a federal advisory panel that makes...

7/15/2015

article Senecas Unveil $13 Million Fire Hall
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians unveiled a brand new $13 million fire hall Wednesday. And, it won't just benefit the reservation, but first responders all...

7/5/2015

article Former Seneca Gaming Corp. board member admits to lying to FBI
(New York) -- A former board member of the Seneca Gaming Corporation admitted to being untruthful to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his role in stealing money...

7/4/2015

article Gaming center celebrates anniversary
(New York) -- The first year of operating a business can be a financial challenge, even in the gaming industry where the odds of earning money typically favors the house...

6/24/2015

article Man accused of stealing Seminole police vehicle, leading authorities on chase
(Oklahoma) -- A police pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies ended with one man behind bars and an Oklahoma police department without a vehicle.

6/23/2015

article Former Seneca Gaming Corp. board member admits to lying to FBI
(New York) -- A former board member of the Seneca Gaming Corporation admitted to being untruthful to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his role in stealing money...
article Former Seneca Nation tribal councilor guilty of lying to FBI
(New York) -- A former Seneca Nation tribal councilor has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about money he received from a land deal. The U.S. Attorney's Office...

6/22/2015

article Former Seneca gaming official Bergal L. Mitchell III pleads guilty in golf course land case
(New York) -- A one-time top ranking executive of the Seneca Gaming Corp. has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Bergal L. Mitchell III, a former tribal councilor of...
article Former Seneca leader siphoned off money in land deal
(New York) -- A former leader in the Seneca Nation of Indians now admits he stole $338,000 of $2.1 million that the nation paid to buy 251 acres of farmland in Lewiston...
article Former Seneca Nation gaming executive set for hearing in case
(New York) -- A former gaming executive for the Seneca Nation of New York is in federal court today for a plea agreement hearing. Bergal Mitchell III, the former vice...
article Possible plea deal in Bergal Mitchell land fraud case upsets some Senecas
(New York) -- There was a time when Bergal Mitchell’s star rose almost as fast as the Seneca Nation’s casino fortunes. He was a tribal councillor and second-...

6/3/2015

article How Seneca Indians modified Western New York landscape
(New York) -- Not for the first time, modern research is challenging the old view that Europeans arriving in North America found a virgin wilderness, unaltered by humans.

5/28/2015

article An Inside View of Seneca Nation FCU — From Inception to Newest Charter
(New York) -- May 16 was not only "Indian Day," a New York state holiday that celebrated the various Native American tribes across the Empire State, it was...

5/20/2015

article Seneca Nation commemorates 1842 Buffalo Creek Treaty
(New York) -- In commemoration of the 1842 Buffalo Creek Treaty, a ceremony was held on Friday at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, welcoming members of the Seneca...

5/16/2015

article Seneca Nation Habitat Restoration
(New York) -- The Allegheny Reservoir in the Southern Tier is 24 miles long, covers over 20,000 acres, and provides some of the best fishing in New York. That despite...
article Seneca Nation credit union receives federal approval
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is launching a new federal credit union aimed specifically at tribal members and employees, with offices on each of the three territories...

5/8/2015

article Contrite Boynton pleads guilty to violation in casino incident
(New York) -- A contrite and apologetic Nick Boynton pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Friday in Buffalo City Court, hoping to put behind him a drunken rampage at...

4/25/2015

press release Watkins Glen International announces partnership with Seneca Resorts & Casinos
(New York) -- Watkins Glen International is proud to announce Seneca Resorts & Casinos as its Official Resort and Casino, effective immediately.

3/24/2015

article Seneca Gaming Corp. replaces CEO Catherine Walker
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. has made change at the top. Catherine Walker is out as president and CEO, and the board has shifted her duties to Audrey Oswell, the...
article Sources: Cathy Walker dismissed as Seneca Gaming CEO
(New York) -- Cathy Walker, who broke the proverbial glass ceiling in the gaming industry when she was named president and CEO of Seneca Gaming Corp. five years ago, has...

3/23/2015

article United Nation
(New York) -- With a corner on gaming in scenic Western New York, the Seneca Nation of Indians is confident it can withstand competition from three new megaresorts.

2/22/2015

article Outdoor show this weekend at Seneca Allegany Hotel and Casino
(New York) -- With approximately 150 vendors, dealers and displays, the annual sportsmen's show got underway Saturday at the Seneca Allegany Hotel and Casino.

2/20/2015

article Seneca Allegany Casino earns Four Diamond status for seventh year
(New York) -- For the seventh consecutive year, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel is ranked among the top 4 percent in accommodations in the region as recipient of the...

2/15/2015

article Seneca Casino set to mark Chinese New Year
(New York) -- The Chinese New Year will be celebrated in a unique and colorful style in the Cataract City. Plans are being completed at the Seneca Niagara Resort &...

2/12/2015

article School gets casino check from city
(New York) -- Following advisement of the city’s attorney, Mayor Ronald Ball issued a check to Salamanca Superintendent Robert Breidenstein Tuesday for the...

2/6/2015

article Snocross visit at casino becoming an annual tradition
(New York) -- If the old adage is true about things getting better with age, the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series is certainly proving it.

2/5/2015

article Cuomo not optimistic Legislature will OK ethics reform
(New York) -- In his push for greater disclosure of outside income by state lawmakers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he expects his proposed ethics reforms will be...
article County may help fund manager-marketer at airport
(New York) -- Proceeds from the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca may provide fuel for promoting the Cattaraugus County-Olean Municipal Airport in Ischua.

1/10/2015

article Woman arrested for using someone else's ID at casino
(New York) -- A woman was arrested after deputies say she tried to use someone else’s ID to enter the Seneca Allegany Casino. Officers responded to the Salamanca...
article Mom to the rescue in Niagara Falls hotel damage incident
(New York) -- A Cheektowaga man’s mother was called out to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel early Thursday morning after he damaged a lamp and a picture frame in...

1/8/2015

article Kevin Seneca to lead Seneca Gaming board
(New York) -- Kevin Seneca, a leader among the Seneca Nation of Indians, has for the third time assumed the chairmanship of Seneca Gaming Corp.

12/20/2014

article Casino decision cuts into Seneca Nation’s market, dashes Southern Tier’s hopes
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians’ gambling facilities lost about $40 million in annual revenue the other day, and other upstate venues lost millions, too...

12/17/2014

article Drug interdiction program on Seneca territories to end after Seneca Council and Cattaraugus County fail to extend contract
(New York) -- Cattaraugus County sheriff Tim Whitcomb is being forced to pull the plug on a successful three-year drug interdiction program on Seneca Nation territory....

12/14/2014

article Could legal pot sales be coming to Seneca’s reservations?
(New York) -- The U.S. Justice Department last week said it no longer intends to prosecute federal laws regulating the growing or selling of marijuana on Indian...

12/1/2014

article Seneca Nation Can be Sued for Golf Course
(New York) -- A Seneca Nation corporation's plan to build a golf course in western New York cannot use the tribe's cloak of sovereign immunity to avoid...

11/27/2014

article War of words between Seneca, Oneida county officials continues
(New York) -- The verbal war between Seneca County Board of Supervisors chairman Bob Hayssen and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente shows no signs of ending....
article Salamanca school district converts Indian leases to 80-year terms
(New York) -- During the same night it recognized Native American Recognition Month, the Salamanca City Central School District board on Tuesday converted four of its...
article Seneca Nation to build new child center
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation celebrated the first step toward a state-of-the-art Early Childhood Learning Center, which is expected to meet the growing enrollment...

11/25/2014

article NY court: Seneca golf course not immune from suit
(New York) -- The state's highest court says the Seneca Indian Nation's golf course in western New York lacks sovereign immunity and can be sued. The Court of...
article Tribe's Corporate Entity Not Immune From Suit, Court Says
(New York) -- corporate subsidiary of the Seneca Nation of Indians created to build a golf course at its western New York casino is not protected under the tribe's...

11/11/2014

article Seneca Nation holds inaugural ceremonies
(New York) -- The new leaders of the Seneca Nation of Indians assumed their offices Tuesday following inaugural ceremonies held at the Seneca Gaming and Entertainment...

11/8/2014

article Native American Music Awards to be held at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
(New York) -- The 15th Annual Native American Music Award (NAMA) Ceremonies will be held the Seneca Allegany Events Center at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in...

11/7/2014

article Senecas cut ties with Flaum in Monroe County
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has ended its contract with a Rochester-area developer for potential sites in Monroe County for a casino. The tribe, which was...

11/5/2014

article John handily wins Seneca Nation presidential race
(New York) -- Maurice A. “Moe” John defeated Darlene Miller for a two-year term as president of the Seneca Nation of Indians. John was elected with 66...
article Maurice John voted back as Seneca Nation president
(New York) -- In what is considered as a major mandate, the Seneca Party won virtually all of the key seats within the Seneca Nation of Indians. Tuesday's election...

11/4/2014

article Seneca Nation gaming corporation refinances $379M in debt
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of New York has refinanced $379 million in gaming-related debt. The Seneca Gaming Corp. entered into an agreement with a a consortium of...

11/3/2014

press release Seneca Gaming Successfully Refinances Existing Credit Facility
(New York) -- In a move that further strengthens the long-term financial future of one of the gaming industry's strongest operators, Seneca Gaming Corporation today...

11/1/2014

article Smith hoping for write-ins to become first Seneca mayor
(New York) -- Michael R. Smith’s name won’t be on the ballot on Election Day, but he hopes by the time voters have completed casting their votes they’...

10/31/2014

article Former Seneca leader faces candidate seeking to be first woman president
(New York) -- Maurice A. “Moe” John’s supporters call him a fearless fighter for the Seneca Nation of Indians, and John says the tribe has prospered...

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