The Seneca Nation of Indians has launched a new campaign called # StandWithSeneca, which will raise awareness about the tribe’s history and contributions to the local economy of New York. The new campaign was announced at the Nation’s Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo on July 15, 2022, where leaders and supporters gathered to discuss it.
The Native American tribe is waiting for the end of its gaming compact with the State of New York, which was signed 20 years ago. The tribe has three casino properties in Western New York. The current compact is set to expire in December of this year, and the Nation is hoping to strike a new one with improved terms and conditions.
On Friday, leaders of the Nation, staff, and supporters gathered to discuss the campaign at a press conference at the casino. Matthew Pagels, President of the tribe commented that the casino is one of the best examples of how the Nation has changed and recovered the economy of Western New York.
Mr. Pagels said that historic private investment, jobs for locals, and business opportunities are just a fraction of the tribe’s legacy in the region. According to the Nation, in the current contract, it has been able to provide nearly US$2 billion in payments to Albany, with hundreds of millions being used to support local governments.
The broadcast of paid television and radio advertisements, billboards in certain markets, as well as social media messaging and engagement and community outreach will be part of the # StandWithSeneca. The economic role of the tribe in the region will be emphasized in the TV ads that will start airing in the Buffalo area. A new website, StandWithSeneca.com, will be launched by The Nation.
More than 5,000 people from the state are employed by the gaming and government operations of the Nation. In addition to that, said staff members of the one Stop stores and other Nation-run entities, they have delivered over US$222 million in wages annually. Every year, the tribe spends more than US$400 million with local vendors.
The tribe sent a large donation to Buffalo in May. The Feedmore WNY warehouse received over 700 pounds of food and items from The Nation. Non-perishable food items, hygiene products, and infant and child care products were all collected and donated by it.
The tribe celebrated July 4th in style this year. Two firework shows were held at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on July 2, 2022, and July 4, 2022, respectively. The Mayor said that the celebrations are a great way for everyone to show their patriotism and unity.
TheSeneca Nation launched a campaign ahead of the gaming compact talks.
The Seneca Nation of Indians has launched a new campaign named #StandWithSeneca, which will raise awareness about the tribe’s history and many contributions to the local economy of New York. The campaign will consist of the broadcast of paid television and radio advertisements, billboards in certain markets, as well as social media messaging and engagement and community outreach.