School Transfers for Native American Students

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Pursuant to an agreement between the New York State Education Department and the Lake Shore (Evans-Brant) Central School District, Native American children residing within the Cattaraugus Reservation may attend the Lake Shore Central Schools by filing an application for transfer by April 15th each year.  Such application for September enrollment shall be effective upon approval by the Lake Shore Superintendent, which approval or denial and the reasons therefore shall be set forth in writing.  The state shall provide transportation for any child transferring under this section.  

All requests for the transfer of Native American children residing within the Cattaraugus Reservation should be addressed to James Przepasniak, Superintendent of Schools, Lake Shore Central Schools, 959 Beach Road, Angola, NY 14006, by April 15th

It's Time For Everyone to Participate in the Community Needs Assessment Survey

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Until March 9th, we’d like to invite ALL INTERESTED MEMBERS to participate and complete the SNI Community Needs Assessment Survey! Please participate in this important project!

It is an opportunity to have your voice heard, to inform our Councilors and Executives on the needs of our community, and to identify future projects and programs to improve the quality of life on our territories!

You can participate in one of several ways:

  1. Complete the survey online. If you are between 18 and 60, please complete the Head of Household Survey at: If you are between 12 and 18 or over 60, please complete the Elder/Youth Survey at:
  2. Pick up and complete a survey at the Planning Department Offices. Please see Elizabeth Drag (ext. 5065) on the Cattaraugus Territory and Deanna Diaz (ext. 3064) on the Allegany Territory. 
  3. Visit the SNI Community Needs Assessment Table on designated days at the CCC, ACC, and the AOA Offices. Keep your eyes open for more details on building marquees and SNI Websites/Facebook pages. 
  4. Visit the SNI Community Needs Assessment Facebook Page. You can connect visit the site and connect with Community Interviewers or follow the links to the online survey! 
  5. Complete the survey at your home or over the phone with one of our Community Interviewers. Call Elizabeth Drag (ext. 5065) or Deanna Diaz (ext. 3064) to be paired with a Community Interviewer. 

Anyone who completes the survey will be provided with an opportunity to enter to win cash prizes up to $500 or a 52 inch TV!

Quillworking with Jamie Jacobs

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Quillworking with Jamie Jacobs will be Saturday, Jan. 10th at the Saylor Community Building. 15 spots will be available. If interested, please bring a $25 deposit to the Education Dept. Receptionist in the Saylor Lobby. All supplies provided. Class will run from 9am – 3pm.

Family Holiday Package/Gift-a-Mug

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Congratulations to Samantha Jacobs for winning the "Holiday Family Fun" Package Raffle! Thank you to all those who purchased tickets and supported the Catt. Education Department. 

Reminder: We are still taking orders for the Employee Holiday Gift Mug until Friday Dec. 19th! They are only $5 and orders can be placed at the Saylor Building!

Co-Ed Youth Winter Camp

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Co-Ed Youth Winter Camp will be held at the Steamburg Community Building Friday Jan 2nd - Sunday Jan 4th. Bus Departs from the CCC at 4pm on Friday and will return to the CCC at 4pm on Sunday. Sign-ups are available at the CCC and ACC. Space is limited and the registration deadline is Dec 22nd.

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum Annual Holiday Sale

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You don’t want to miss our holiday sale from December 8-12. You will receive 35% off all clothing in the Gift Shop. We will be selling raffle tickets ($1 a ticket or 6 tickets for $5) on a beautiful beaded Christmas tree and two purses (black or maroon/wine colored). The drawing for these items will be December 22. There will be other sales on select items. Please see our attached flyer for more information.

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