There are no words. COVID-19 in Indian Country


As we strategize to reopen our businesses and restart tribal economic engines, please take the greatest care to protect our loved ones, our team members and our guests. The danger is still very real. It took my mother, my grandmother and my aunt.


Rickey Armstrong Sr., the Seneca Nation president, issued a statement Thursday, as the community mourned.

“Norma, Diane and Cindy were each beloved and well-respected members of our Seneca family, whose passion and spirit made our Nation stronger and our lives better," he said. "It’s impossible to truly quantify the impact they made in their lifetimes, whether serving the Seneca people, working on important Native American issues, or inspiring generations of elementary school students. Their passing has left an unmistakable emptiness in our Seneca community. They will be missed.”