Seneca Nation president says he’s ‘disappointed in progress’ of casino compact talks with New York State

Seneca Nation president says he’s ‘disappointed in progress’ of casino compact talks with New York State

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  • Ron Plants, WGRZ-TV
May 18, 2024 3:00 PM
  • Ron Plants, WGRZ-TV

Once again we are approaching the end of another session of the state legislature in Albany, and so far there is no new agreement for a new compact with the Seneca Nation of Indians to operate their casinos in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Salamanca.

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2 On Your Side learned there is some frustration among Seneca leaders over the status of those talks.

As Seneca President Rickey Armstrong Jr. put it on Friday, “My time as president is winding down. I think I have six months left in my term.”

Armstrong spoke at a ceremonial observance in West Seneca of the 1842 Buffalo Creek Treaty between his nation and the United States, which allowed them to hold onto their land here in Western New York.