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Chad Whitcomb, modified boys lacrosse coach at Salamanca High School, brought his team to the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum on Friday. Whitcomb appreciates the sport for all the elements it takes to play it well, and he tries to teach his young players the skill and passion they need to win. Yet he also believes the game's lasting power connects to larger things, such…

Bandits

For Jerome Thompson Sr., the 14-hour drive from upstate New York to Duluth, Ga., will easily be worth it. He and his wife Deloris intend to be there Saturday when the Georgia Swarm host the Buffalo Bandits in a game of sweeping importance in the National Lacrosse League. Both teams have lost only twice all season. The winner will remain in close pursuit of Toronto for t…

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Rickey Armstrong Sr. was elected president of the Seneca Nation Tuesday, leading a Seneca Party sweep at the polls. Armstrong, who served as Seneca president from 2002 to 2004, won a new two-year term by a margin of 1,829 to 221 over his challenger, Independent Party candidate Stephen L. Maybee. A member of the Seneca Nation Council since 2014 and a resident of the A…

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The Seneca Nation has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal funding to address hazards in 15 housing units. The $996,441 Healthy Homes Production Grant generated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow for electrical, plumbing and indoor ventilation improvements. Low-income residents of the Seneca Nation will be able to apply throu…

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The first step toward Saturday's Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Lacrosse Festival in Syracuse began six years ago, at the Seneca Nation's Cattaraugus territory. The Senecas brought together lacrosse players from throughout the Six Nations. They used wooden sticks and a leather ball in what the Iroquois describe as a "medicine game," a traditional means of thanksgiving, spiritu…

Buffalo

The Seneca Nation’s long-standing history of working with the Erie County Medical Center to address diabetes-related issues was celebrated Tuesday by Nation leaders including Barry E. Snyder. Snyder, a former president of the Seneca Nation, and his wife, Deanna, have helped establish a $1 million endowment to support the hospital’s construction of a new trauma center an…

Health and Fitness

The Seneca Nation of Indians has been awarded a $25,000 Culture of Health Prize by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation for its continuing work to give Senecas across Western New York the opportunity to live healthier lives. The nation announced this week it is one of eight winners out of 200 applicants across the country. Efforts that helped win the prize include an app…