Native American Services

Nya:weh Sge:no' ~ Welcome to the SCCSD Native Services page!

At SCCSD we provide many services for our Indigenous students and families. Each student is assigned a Family School Liaison. On our main page and the Native American Services and Curriculum page, there will be a gray tab labeled "Family School Liaisons". There you will find their pictures and contact information. Your liaison will be assigned upon registration and they will stay with you as a family while you have children enrolled in our district. Please check out their page for information on the services they can provide.

If you are not sure who your liaison is, please contact me, Michala Redeye, at or at 716-945-2400 ext. 6150.

We offer Seneca Language & Culture to all students in our district. At Prospect Elementary, all students participate in Seneca Language & Culture. This class is scheduled into their day. Students and families can also participate in Seneca Youth Dance as an extra-curricular program.

At Seneca Intermediate, all students participate in Seneca Language & Culture grades 4-6. In 7th grade, students will choose which language they would like to take. Students and families can also participate in Seneca Youth Dance as an extra-curricular program. There are often cultural and language opportunities for all students in our EDEP, Extended Day Enrichment Program. This is an after school program open to all students.

High School students have the option to take Seneca Language & Culture as their language requirement as well as Seneca History as an 11th or 12th grade student. There is also the opportunity to participate in the Allegany Indigenous Youth Coalition which is a student group that works to educate and bring awareness to important Indigenous topics to our students, staff, community and beyond. Seneca Youth Dance is also open to high school students and families. High School students also have the opportunity to participate in other cultural and language opportunities in our EDEP.

At each school, we offer social emotional support with a Social Worker housed at each building, and the high school has two School Counselors that work with our Native students.

The Seneca Nation Education Department offers support for our students in the schools. Enrichment Coaches to help with academic support and Social Workers to help with social emotional support.