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Seneca President’s Comment on Casino Incident

The following is a statement from Seneca Nation of Indians President Robert Odawi Porter following an incident at Seneca Niagara Casino Friday night involving State Sen. Mark Grisanti and Seneca business people.

“For the better part of this week, the Seneca Nation has been the subject of a media story of global scale. News outlets from across the state, country and the world have covered an incident that we all know by now occurred at our Seneca Niagara Casino and involved a New York State senator, his wife, and several Seneca Nation citizens. 

            “On Saturday, I issued a statement expressing my regret over this unfortunate, isolated incident in which the senator’s wife was injured. As the facts have emerged, it has become clear that Seneca people were also injured and that none of those involved are blameless for what happened. 

            “In the intervening days, several media outlets have taken this episode and sensationalized the story, reverting to salacious stereotypes, calling the incident a ‘wild brawl,’ producing headlines such as, ‘Indians on the Warpath’ and ‘Indian Whomp-‘em,’ and peppering their stories with other unseemly descriptions of my people. 

“It is without question an incident in which all parties involved should have used better judgment.  But it is hardly a unique occurrence in the annals of human history. Yet the media portrayals have taken the story to an unacceptable level, painting the Senecas involved with ugly, broad strokes, and disparaging an entire Nation of people.

            “Big city tabloids may be the greatest offenders, but a local weekly in Buffalo has also established a pattern of anti-Indian sentiments reflecting a willingness to assume the worst about our people, our business enterprises and our Nation.

“We don’t get the benefit of the doubt despite the economic contributions that we make to the local region, the thousands of Western New Yorkers who we employ at our businesses, and the efforts we have made in the past 40 years to rise up out of nearly 200 years of abject poverty forced on us by the confiscation of nearly all of our aboriginal lands. 

            “I would hope that our neighbors, our friends, and those in the media would remember that the mistakes of a few do not define the reputation of the many. No responsible person would think that the actions of the few Americans are indicative of the character of all Americans; the same sentiment should apply to the Seneca people as well.   

            “The Seneca Nation and our 8,000 people have struggled too hard for literally hundreds of years to provide for our own and we don’t deserve the assault that has been directed at us in the media. The Seneca Nation is committed to working together with everyone in Western New York to make our homeland a better, more attractive and prosperous place for our shared benefit.  After all we have been through, we don’t deserve to be treated like this.”

 

More About the Seneca Nation of Indians

The Seneca Nation of Indians, one of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, continues to live on its three aboriginal areas in Western New York, south of Buffalo, as well as sovereign territories in Niagara Falls and Buffalo where the Nation operates resorts. The Seneca’s’ long history includes passing on constitutional and governmental traditions used by founders of the United States like Benjamin Franklin. Formerly a warrior nation, it traditionally controlled trade and protected the Western territories, earning the title “Keeper of the Western Door.” The Nation’s five sovereign territories are comprised of 31,095 acres along the Allegany River and the Southern Tier Expressway, known as the Allegany Territory; 22,011 acres along Cattaraugus Creek near Lake Erie known as the Cattaraugus Territory; one square mile in Cuba, called the Oil Spring Territory; 30 acres in Niagara Falls, and 9 acres in Buffalo.The Allegany Territory contains the City of Salamanca within its boundaries. Tens of thousands of acres of land in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania were taken from the Nation when the federal government built the Kansu Dam and forcibly evicted Seneca’s from their land in the early 1960s. The Nation today operates a $1.1 billion economy that employs more than 6,300 people, native and not. 

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10/26/2017

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9/22/2017

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9/21/2017

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9/15/2017

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(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...

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