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  • Finally - Message from the Seneca Nation

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Todd M. Waite <[email protected]>
    To: [email protected]; Eagle John <[email protected]>
    Cc: Jeanne Patterson <[email protected]>; Leann Bennett <[email protected]>; Debbie Cooper <[email protected]>; Becky Bowen <[email protected]>; Kathy Mitchell <[email protected]>
    Sent: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:57 pm
    Subject: RE: Tom Netz information

    Nya Weh Skano:

    Mr. Tom Netz is not an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. There is no such thing as a certified teacher of the “Seneca Wolf Clan”. Mr. Netz is not a member of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation of Indians, we are matrilineal and you may only receive a clan through your enrolled Seneca Mother. Mr. Netz is not authorized nor recognized by any entity, division or department of the Seneca Nation of Indians to speak or teach our culture, language or traditional ways. I trust that this answers your question regarding the legitimacy of Mr. Netz and his claims.

    Twila Nitch was an enrolled Seneca, however our Seneca Nation of Indians, Tribal Council passed a resolution condemning her and her teachings as not indicative of Seneca Culture many years ago. My understanding is that she offered her own unique teachings, a combination of crystals, mysticism and such with a spin of Native philosophy. She offered her classes and certifications for sale to anyone who was willing to ante up her required fee. She essentially operated a “Wannabe Training Program” that many were naive enough to pay for thinking that it somehow made them “Indian”.

    Todd Michel Waite, Director
    Seneca Nation of Indians
    Department of Education
    3645 Administration Drive
    Salamanca, NY 14779
    Telephone: 716-945-1790 ext. 3101
    Last edited by GreatLakesIndian; 12-02-2008, 11:40 AM. Reason: To keep just as original message with color, underscore, bold, etc.

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    Its about time!!!!

    It,s about time somebody with some official status said something about this idiot. But he is still out there as he is the AD for an event later this year. Here is the link:

    Public Powwow in the Hocking Hills/ honoring Chief Logan - Calendar

    Maybe it is just a white wannabe apple powwow and then having this white wannabe apple idiot is OK?


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