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Robert Odawi Porter

May 21, 2012

WNY Syracuse alumni honor SNI President Porter

Syracuse University’s Western New York Alumni Association on Sunday honored Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter with a distinguished alumnus award for a local graduate. Porter graduated from Syracuse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics and then received his juris doctor from Harvard Law School in 1989. “Receiving an honor […]

Dec 22, 2011

Seneca president supports House bill on land rights

Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter is endorsing the American Indian Empowerment Act of 2011, a bill in Congress designed to empower Indian nations and tribes to accept restricted fee tribal lands. The House bill, H.R. 3532, was introduced Nov. 30 by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Rep. Dan Boren, D-Oklahoma, and referred to the […]

Nov 14, 2011

Removal of Seneca Nation president voided by clerk

BUFFALO — A power struggle within the Seneca Indian Nation in western New York has taken another turn. On Saturday, the Seneca Tribal Council voted 10-6 to remove Robert Odawi Porter as chief executive officer. But on Sunday, the Seneca clerk voided that vote on a procedural technicality. The clerk says the nation’s ethics laws […]

Aug 9, 2011

Seneca Nation to discuss 1794 treaty payment

IRVING — The Seneca Indian Nation of western New York is marking the latest payment from the U.S. government under the 1794 Canandaigua Treaty. Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter and other tribal officials plan a news conference ...

Nov 3, 2010

Porter elected president of Seneca Indian Nation

SALAMANCA — Syracuse University law school professor Robert Odawi Porter has been elected president of the Seneca Nation of Indians in western New York. Seneca Nation officials say Porter defeated Maurice A. John Sr. ...

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