Barry Snyder

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A man whose influence on his people spans five decades was brought to his final resting place Friday in Silver Creek, hours after hundreds packed a funeral home in Angola to pay their final respects. Barry Snyder was remembered as a man with a vision for the people of the Seneca Nation, and one who was passionate about protecting its sovereignty.

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A longtime Seneca Nation of Indians leader and businessman has died. Barry Snyder Sr. passed away Tuesday after a brief illness.

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Erie County Medical Center and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation are partnering to improve health both in the Seneca Nation and across Western New York.

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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.

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Tribal unrest is preceding next month's elections for leadership of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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The Seneca Nation may get its first woman president, as Senecas prepare for another of their fractious political campaigns for president and Tribal Council.

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The Seneca Gaming Corporation is making a significant financial commitment to help promote local tourism by providing $3 million in funding to Visit Buffalo Niagara.

Seneca casino cities receive long-delayed payments

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is making stops today in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Salamanca Wednesday to deliver casino revenue payments to three cities where the Seneca Nation operates gaming facilities.

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The permanent Buffalo Creek Casino continues taking shape near the Inner Harbor in downtown Buffalo. A few dozen invited guests and Seneca leaders were on hand Tuesday to witness crews hoisting the structure's final steel beam into place. 

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Just weeks before the November 6 election, outgoing Seneca Nation of Indians President Robert Odawi Porter and other Nation officials are raising concerns about a charitable organization run by presidential candidate Barry Snyder.

Snyder founded the Amherst-based Seneca Diabetes Foundation. Porter says only 11-percent of the $2.6 million raised since 2005 has benefited the health of the Seneca people.

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The Chair of the Seneca Party is urging a tribal presidential candidate to reveal information about a shady financial transaction or to withdraw from the race.

Travis Jimmerson contends that candidate Barry Snyder is withholding information regarding $350,000 that remains missing from a Lewiston golf course deal. Snyder has refused to testify in regard to the fraud.

Two close Snyder associates have faced charges for absconding with money in the transaction.